Television New Zealand scores big with a game-changing OTT streaming platform
Qvest teams with TVNZ to innovative new way to watch live sports
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has lifted live sports broadcasting to a new level by teaming up with Qvest to unveil a cutting-edge OTT streaming platform. Offering exclusive live coverage of international and national sports events, TVNZ has redefined the viewer experience with a dynamic, scalable solution. Fueled by a passion for delivering top-notch content, TVNZ joined forces with Qvest to carve out a distinctive niche within their TVNZ+ platform. The ambitious goal was to bring a comprehensive sports hub to life and provide seamless access to captivating live streams.
With Qvest as project lead and systems integrator, TVNZ has realized a new OTT streaming platform for live sports broadcasting within just a few months. Qvest worked closely with TVNZ experts and handpicked technology partners to develop a solution that features unrivaled automation, efficiency, and flexibility. The all-new cloud-based OTT live streaming platform empowers TVNZ to initiate and effortlessly scale complete workflows for numerous events concurrently, minimizing user intervention to the essentials.
Together with MediaKind, a global expert in media technology and services, Qvest designed an agnostic streaming environment integrated into TVNZ’s existing cloud infrastructure. One key component is qibb, the world-leading media workflow integration platform. It allows TVNZ’s team to seamlessly manage the OTT service, automating stream activation based on pre-set schedules. Tailored dashboards within qibb were expertly customized to the preferences of TVNZ’s event operations team, ensuring intuitive access to essential functions and elevating daily workflows’ efficiency.
Kym Niblock, Chief Product & Information Officer at TVNZ: “Launching a comprehensive sports hub on TVNZ+ within a condensed timeframe was our vision. Qvest’s solution exceeded our expectations in terms of efficiency, flexibility, and customer focus. The feedback from our customers has been fantastic, and we’re thrilled with the offering we’ve delivered.” Adds Thomas Grandoch, Principal for Australia and New Zealand at Qvest: “We’re proud to empower TVNZ with a future-ready, customizable cloud-based platform. The project’s success was a true collaborative effort, with TVNZ’s OTT and broadcast experts actively shaping the workflows. This iterative approach ensured we met launch deadlines, allowing viewers to experience the new sports content as planned.”
This groundbreaking streaming solution isn’t just about delivering content; it’s a gateway to an enhanced viewer experience and novel monetization opportunities. The platform’s scalability equips TVNZ to elevate user engagement while harnessing the power of automation and APIs for enriched workflows. Plus, it offers enticing features like time-shifting and instant event replays, thanks to the system’s live-to-VoD capability.
This collaborative synergy of all involved parties paved the way for success, culminating in a transformative solution realized within an impressive six months from initial engagement to a triumphant go-live moment.
Qvest advises and supports organizations and companies worldwide on all requirements for technology implementations in the context of digital transformation and is a world-leading systems architect, ICT integrator and developer of software products in the innovation-driven media industry.
TVNZ is New Zealand’s state-owned, commercially funded broadcaster. Its purpose is to inspire the conversations of Aotearoa and enrich the lives of New Zealanders by sharing the moments that matter to our communities, regions, and people. Each day, TVNZ reaches more than 2 million Kiwis through channels TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE and the online entertainment platform TVNZ+. With the leading news site 1news.co.nz and socially driven online news brand “Re: News” the broadcaster connects people to the important issues throughout the day however they choose to engage.