Accedo Brings TVNZ to Xbox One

The TVNZ app will not only be the first app in New Zealand to be published to the Xbox One using the Universal Windows Platform, it will also be the first New Zealand app to span all three mainstream Windows 10 platforms.

IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 8th September 2016 – Accedo (http://www.accedo.tv/), the video experience pioneer, today announced it has launched a Windows 10 application with Television New Zealand on Xbox One.

TVNZ On Demand (www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand) offers viewers across New Zealand access to a range of video on demand (VOD) and catch-up content, including comedy, drama, sports, films, and children’s programming, as well as international and local content. The service also delivers a live stream of the DUKE broadcast channel. The service is supported by Ad-based VOD, therefore free to viewers with a value-add for advertisers in the region.

Designed and developed by Accedo, it features a unique look and feel and users are able to view content based on genre, broadcast air date or alphabetically. It also enables users to store their favourite shows and episodes to make finding them again that much easier. This latest launch gives viewers access via Xbox One utilising a Universal app available on Windows 10 Tablet and Mobile devices, with the On Demand app.

The OD application is already available on PlayStation 3 and 4, iOS, Android, Web, Samsung Connected TVs, and HbbTV set-top-boxes via Freeview Plus.

“We are really excited about bringing TVNZ On Demand to Xbox One,” commented Jason Foden, General Manager, TVNZ On Demand. “Accedo has supported us from design through to deployment and the result is an attractive and compelling service for our customers.”

“With consumers accessing content from a variety of different platforms, it is becoming increasingly important to deploy any OTT services to multiple platforms,” commented Matt Kossatz, VP Asia Pacific, Accedo. “We are proud to have helped TVNZ deliver the first Windows 10 app onto the Xbox One platform.“

Accedo will be showcasing TVNZ on Demand on its stand 14:E14 at IBC.

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About Accedo

Accedo (http://www.accedo.tv) is a trusted video experience transformation pioneer improving the lives of video consumers by the hundreds of millions.

Over the years, Accedo has earned the trust of over 350 of the world’s leading video service providers – customers to whom two goals are paramount: explore new opportunities to monetise video and transform video services to meet rapidly changing consumer expectations. Accedo customers include: global video service leaders like Netflix, NBC Universal, Spotify, Fox, Disney, Telefonica and HBO, among many others.

The company was founded in 2004 on a simple observation: emerging technologies will transform how people watch television and consume video, but video service providers will struggle to keep up with the complexities of the new landscape.

This insight led Accedo’s founders Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson to create a portfolio of experience-centric video solutions that: shorten time-to-market, improve operational agility and boost monetisation capabilities.

The company has grown 1000% in 5 years, with 2000 video experience deployments. From 16 offices around the world.

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