Watch Shorty on your PC!

If you missed the latest dramas from Ferndale because you weren’t home or forgot to set the VCR, don’t worry. Now, with TVNZ ondemand, you need never miss an episode of Shortland Street ever again.

The new service – a mix of streamed clips and downloadable shows – offers an initial selection of about 300 videos from 100 shows.
Some of the clips are free and some are to be paid for using a credit card purchasing system called PlayPoints. Shortland Street episodes will cost 4 PlayPoints each to download.

TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis describes ondemand as tangible evidence of TVNZ’s determination to provide all New Zealanders with the benefits of the digital age, and to make top quality content available on every screen.

“We have had excellent support from leaders in the field like Julie Christie and John Barnett [head of South Pacific Pictures – who make Shortland Street – ed], who understand that this will give their productions the widest possible exposure,” says Ellis.

Features being developed include pre-emptive downloading, which will allow viewers to pre-select material for automatic download overnight and a recommended viewing feature, which will select likely programmes of interest based on the range of material already chosen by a viewer.

There will also be interactive features designed to build an online community, such as rating favourite material, blog sites and a user-generated content area.
Click here to download the latest episodes of Shortland Street

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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