TVNZ streams a number of their shows live via their website:
- NZI Business live stream
- Breakfast live stream
- ONE News Midday live stream
- ONE News 4:30pm live stream
- ONE News 6pm live stream
- Close Up live stream
- TVNZ News at 8 LIVE stream
- Te Karere live stream
- Q+A Live stream
In addition to this TVNZ also streams a number of other special live events such as this years football world cup and last Sunday’s TEDx conference in Auckland.
Yesterday TVNZ rolled out a new Silverlight player to play these live streams. Currently this player is only presented to users running Windows 7 but may be rolled out to more users in the future.
If you are outside of NZ, not running Windows 7 or if there isn’t a live stream on air right now you may like to check out the video below that I captured from this mornings Breakfast stream to see the player in action.
From a technical side the Silverlight player integrates with DoubleClick pre-roll ads. Also for those working in this area you may be interested that DoubleClick has recently released their Silverlight SDK.