The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2009-09-17T05:45:41Z Hybrid TV enters New Zealand market with Telecom as key partner 2009-09-17T05:45:41Z hybrid-tv-enters-new-zealand-market-with-telecom-as-key-partner AUKLAND, New Zealand and SYDNEY, Australia, 17 September, 2009 - Telecom broadband will enable TiVo entertainment downloads with no impact on customers’ monthly data allowance in exchange for exclusive retail opportunity in New Zealand market. Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, and Telecom New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see TiVo delivering unmetered entertainment to NZ living rooms from November. The deal will provide Telecom broadband customers with the ability to download movies and the latest shows to their TV with no impact to their monthly broadband data allowance as well as access to all of the New Zealand-based Freeview|HD digital free-to-air channels. The TiVo media device allows viewers to pause and rewind live TV, record every episode in a series with the Season Pass feature, auto record favourite actors using the WishList search and provide a safe viewing environment for their children with TiVo KidZone. In addition to unmetering all of the broadband content, Telecom will also unmeter games and information services as well as the 14-day on-screen guide and software updates within the TiVo. Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV: “The partnership between Hybrid TV and Telecom is an outstanding result for the New Zealand consumer. We are very pleased to have the largest telecommunication provider support our efforts in supplying unmetered broadband entertainment to the TiVo media device. “In addition to getting the best of free-to-air digital TV, Telecom customers will have access to broadband entertainment and only pay for what they view instead of paying monthly subscription fees. “When we announced our plans to launch in NZ back in March of this year we were greeted with a high level of interest. We are confident that New Zealanders will enjoy the entertainment choices, convenience, and value we will provide just in time for Christmas shopping,” said Ms Minicola. Alan Gourdie, CEO Telecom Retail: “TiVo represents a revolution in the way Kiwis watch television, this new entertainment service allows the freedom to watch what you want, when you want and enjoy top rated movies on the television without impacting your monthly broadband data allowance. “We are delighted to add this world class entertainment device to New Zealand’s most popular broadband service.” says Mr Gourdie. At launch the TiVo Media Device plus the Wireless Adaptor will be sold as a bundle for NZ$920.00 (incl. NZ GST) from Telecom retail stores, customer service channels at 123 and online at www.telecom.co.nz/mytivo Telecom will also offer a deferred payment option of 24 monthly payments of NZ$30 plus an upfront initial payment of NZ$200 (incl. NZ GST) which is placed on the customer’s Telecom phone bill. -ends- NOTES TO EDITORS About Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand. The TiVo media device in New Zealand is Freeview|HD compatible and combines digital terrestrial television with outstanding broadband movies and TV programs, services and games. The product was originally pioneered in 1997 in the USA by TiVo Inc. In 2008, TiVo technology was brought to Australia by Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited. Hybrid TV is owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand). For more information see www.mytivo.co.nz or www.mytivo.com.au TiVo, 'TiVo, TV your way.', Season Pass, WishList, TiVoToGo, Stop||Watch, Power||Watch, and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. 2009. TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Media Contacts: On behalf of Hybrid TV: On behalf of Telecom NZ: Vicky Ford Emma-Kate Greer +61 2 8986 1779 +64 9 359 5804 or +64 27 655 44 99 VFord@seven.com.au emma-kate.greer@telecom.co.nz Hybrid TV Teams Up With Synnex 2009-07-15T22:58:58Z hybrid-tv-teams-up-with-synnex Melbourne, 16th July 2009: Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, today announced a distributor partnership with Synnex. As the demand for the TiVo media device continues to grow in Australia, Hybrid TV turned to a partnership with Synnex to facilitate distribution and provide Hybrid TV’s retail resellers with comprehensive after-sales service. Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV, commented: “Partnering with an industry-leading distributor, such as Synnex, is another key milestone in our comprehensive retail expansion strategy. Joining forces with Synnex will help us deliver better service to our retailers which will in turn impact our reach. Managing the supply chain more efficiently can only benefit everyone in the process – and ultimately the consumer.” Hybrid TV’s retail footprint includes Harvey Norman and Domayne, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith Electronics, The Good Guys and Myer. Synnex will manage the distribution of all TiVo products to these retailers, including credit facilities and account management enabling retailers to offer improved levels of fulfillment and stock management. “Managing the TiVo distribution for Hybrid TV, further increases our expansion into the audio visual market in Australia. Synnex has a proven logistics capability and an excellent after-sales and support service. Through partnering with us, Hybrid TV can now concentrate on enhancing the TiVo technology and providing new and exciting services to its customers,” said Kee Ong, CEO, Synnex Australia. For TiVo sales please call: 1300 100 100 -ends- For more information, please contact: Synnex: Jocelyn Hunter at BENCH PRT: +61 (0) 3 9531 6782E: Jocelyn@benchpr.com.au Hybrid TV: Nuria Grifoll at Iceberg CommunicationsT: +61 (0) 2 8907 4900E: TiVo@iceberg.com.au About Hybrid Television Services and the TiVo media device Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand (New Zealand launch is scheduled for Christmas 2009). The TiVo media device is HD Digital Ready compliant to the Government's Digital Ready scheme. The TiVo media device combines digital terrestrial television with broadband content, services and games. The product was originally pioneered in 1997 in the USA by TiVo Inc. Hybrid Television Services is owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand). TiVo, 'TiVo, TV your way.', Season Pass, WishList, TiVoToGo, Stop||Watch, Power||Watch, and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. 2009. TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information see www.tivo.com.au About Synnex Australia Synnex Australia Pty is one of the largest distribution companies in Australia. It is a significant division of Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked the third largest worldwide. Internationally, Synnex is also, among the top two distribution companies in China, number one in Thailand and number three in North America. Moreover, it is a major player in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, UK and New Zealand. Synnex Australia services all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers and VARs. For more information, please visit: www.synnex.com.au Myer is also TiVo’s store 2009-07-14T23:21:57Z myer-is-also-tivo-s-store Sydney, 15 July 2009 - Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, today announced that Myer Stores will start retailing the TiVo media device nationally across Australia from 14 July. Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV, comments, “Myer coming on board as a TiVo retailer is further testament to the ever-growing expansion of our retail footprint to keep up with rising consumer demand for the TiVo media device. “The decision by Myer to retail the TiVo media device is yet another example of a top tier retailer who acknowledges that TiVo is the right product to offer customers seeking answers to the analogue to digital switchover and of course broadband content and services on the TV,” says Minicola. Roger Drinkwater, Category Buyer - Home Entertainment Myer Electric, said, “We have been following the success of the TiVo media device in its first year in Australia with great interest. The remarkable sales performance and brand awareness has Myer wanting to play a retail role in optimising this overwhelming consumer demand. “With our 65 stores across Australia and more opening later in the year, we see Myer as an incredibly relevant member of the retail landscape. The catchphrase “My Store, Myer” is near synonymous with the TiVo mantra of personalisation,” comments Drinkwater. -ends- About Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited and the TiVo media device Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand (New Zealand launch is scheduled for Christmas 2009). The TiVo media device is HD Digital Ready compliant to the Government's Digital Ready scheme. The TiVo media device combines digital terrestrial television with broadband content, services and games. The product was originally pioneered in 1997 in the USA by TiVo Inc. In 2008, TiVo technology was brought to Australia by Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited and is now available and the media device will be available in New Zealand in 2009. Hybrid TV is owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand). For more information see www.tivo.com.au TiVo, 'TiVo, TV your way.', Season Pass, WishList, TiVoToGo, Stop||Watch, Power||Watch, and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. 2009. TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Media Contact Iceberg Communications Nuria Grifoll P: 02 8907 4932 E: tivo@iceberg.com.au OptOut If you no longer wish to receive emails from Iceberg Communications regarding this client, please forward this email to optout@bmcd.com.au Global Unsubscribe If you no longer wish to receive any further email communication from Iceberg Communications, please send an email to unsubscribe@bmcd.com.au with the word "Remove" anywhere in the subject. Please allow 5 days for your request to be completed. 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