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dnbyoung
Newbie

Please offer TVNZ New Zealand TV

Why can’t ROKU offer TVNZ? There are so many awesome shows from New Zealand. Would be more than happy to pay.

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Please offer TVNZ New Zealand TV

It's not readily apparent to most that each channel provider adapts its app to run on the Roku operating system, provides it to Roku, and maintains it. The only channels that Roku maintains are their own The Roku Channel, the Roku Media Player, and several Roku information channels. For everything else, Roku just provides the platform on which they run.

For additional services you'd like to have available via Roku, contact them and let them know.

Note, though, that TVNZ is state owned and as far as I can tell is offered only in New Zealand.  Also, there may be licensing issues that prevent TVNZ from distributing programming outside of New Zealand.

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Strega2
Roku Guru

Re: Please offer TVNZ New Zealand TV

TVNZ’s website says: “Why is my device not supported?  There are thousands of devices that people use to stream their content. We need to prioritise which ones we support based on how new they are, and the number of people using them.”

I don’t think that Roku has any official presence or support in New Zeeland at this time, which may be part of their reluctance.

But let TVNZ know – it can’t hurt!

Banned but back. Because why not?
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