The site seems lovely to look at (looks like there is some nice ajax action, and the download speed tester recognises the constraints we have here)
Tragically it is fatally flawed – programs you buy are not yours – they expire after 7 days. Moreover it does not work on Apple Macs as it relies on the appalling Microsoft Windows Media Player with full DRM.
This crippled implementation though a step in the right direction is sad and weak.
How good would it be if we (anyone in the world) could automatically download programs, news or sports events from TVNZ.com, and have them stored on our own hard drive for later playing. That would be instant mySky for everyone.
Charge us for it sure, but once we download a program it should be free as in beer and free as in un-DRMed. If your prices are right (and they seem pretty good) then there is little incentive for us to on-sell the program. Meanwhile you’ll have a whole new revenue stream and tap into the diaspora of Kiwis. TVNZ.com should be 3 channels, not one.
Keep trying chaps.