TVNZ is adding US shows from Disney-ABC to its video download service. The new series, including episodes of Sisters, The Amazing Race All Stars, Criminal Minds, What About Brian and Daybreak, will be available via tvnz.co.nz just 24 hours after screening on TVNZ's broadcast channels. The new shows will be added from later this month.
Previously, TVNZ ondemand has been restricted to local content.
The move to add US shows is a good, foward-thinking one in itself. But it'll also be interesting to see if it spurs the moribund iTunes NZ into offering any serious, A-List TV content.
Also, watch this space: Is TVNZ about to dump ondemand's cumbersome PlayPoints system (which means you pay about $2 a show) in favour of a more high-trafficked, ad-funded service? Certainly, it would help, since most of us already have to pay for our (CAPPED) broadband.