Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is the dominant and only New Zealand owned television broadcaster in New Zealand. It is state owned and independent much like the BBC in the UK.
I have just found out that TVNZ is testing its video on demand service called TVNZ On Demand. For a fee viewers from around the world can view on demand TVNZ productions such as news, magazine shows and dramas.
It is still on a beta testing stage. There is no word on the official launch date. (Read a review here.)
This service is not new to the world. ABS-CBN has ABS-CBN Now! for about two years now. When I was overseas I subscribed to ABS-CBN Now to listen to radio as well as watch TV shows and news. I must say that this kept me in the know on what is hot and not back in the Philippines.
This is a good way for New Zealanders worldwide to catch-up on what is the latest in their homeland and also curious former temporary residents like me.