Gen-i wins TVNZ digital deal

IT service provider to help deliver 'next-generation television'

Telecom's IT services subsidiary Gen-i has inked a deal to provide services to TVNZ in the lead-up to digital television.

The contract covers the provision of voice services, One Office WAN and Contribution Linking — a specialist service that delivers video quality links for broadcasters, Gen-i says in a statement today. Gen-i will collaborate with network provider FX Network, which recently won TVNZ's network business from TelstraClear, to provide a back-up WAN linking TVNZ’s Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices. “The television industry is embracing significant change with the introduction of new technologies such as digital television, video on demand and high definition broadcasting," says TVNZ's general manager of support services, Garry Nicholls. Olaf Jones, TVNZ's client director at Gen-i, says this partnership will support TVNZ’s evolution to digital operations. TVNZ is going through massive changes associated with the digitisation of its entire supply chain, he says. Gen-i’s general manager, Chris Quin, says the agreement is the latest in a series of new business wins for Gen-i across Australasia.

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