OUTtv Expands to New Zealand
February 21, 2018
OUTtv EXPANDS TO NEW ZEALAND
Network Partners with TVNZ to Launch First LGBTQI+ AVOD Service in New Zealand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2017 – VANCOUVER, BC – OUTtv, Canada’s LGBTQI+ network, today announces its expansion into New Zealand, in partnership with TVNZ. Kiwis will now be able to watch OUTtv’s LGBTQI+ series, movies and documentaries through TVNZ’s OnDemand platform, available at www.tvnz.co.nz/outtv. Viewers in New Zealand can stream, for free, a selection of OUTtv programming including The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Sex & Violence, Broke Straight Boys, Drag Becomes Him and Knock Knock Ghost.
This international expansion follows 12 months of Canadian growth for OUTtv and OUTtvGo with year on year subscriptions up by over 450% and monthly streams increasing by more than 900% over the same period.
“We’re excited to bring OUTtv to New Zealand audiences exclusively on TVNZ OnDemand,” says Juliet Peterson, TVNZ’s General Manager Digital Content. “OUTtv’s programmes are innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining. With full seasons and a collection of groundbreaking documentaries available to stream now, there is something for all our viewers in this specially created OUTtv home on our platform. The launch of this partnership couldn’t be more timely too, with the content debuting in time for Auckland’s annual Pride Parade this past weekend.”
“Our expansion into New Zealand is an important milestone for OUTtv as we introduce our channel and programming to new audiences. We will add new series, movies and documentaries for Kiwi viewers every month,” said Brad Danks, CEO OUTtv Network. “We could not ask for a better partner in New Zealand then TVNZ. We also welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships internationally to build on our efforts in Canada and New Zealand. This is just the beginning of what we expect to be a busy year of international expansion.”
In New Zealand, OUTtv will be available through TVNZ’s OnDemand platform on Apple iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Surface and Mobile.
TVNZ shares the moments that matter to New Zealanders – whether it’s breaking news, following adventures, sharing stories or putting smiles on faces.
Each day TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE, online entertainment destination TVNZ OnDemand and leading news site 1 NEWS NOW.
TVNZ is a commercial broadcaster, with revenue earned through advertising.
OUTtv is Canada’s national LGBTQ television network that offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk and award-winning movies. Their original programming includes Sex & Violence, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Knock Knock Ghost and Fabulocity. OUTtv is the exclusive initial license holder for the Canadian broadcasts of Neighbours, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked. OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform where subscribers can stream their favorite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. In Canada, OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and on web browsers for $3.99 a month. To learn more about OUTtv visit outtv.ca.