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Canada’s OUTtv Lands in New Zealand


OUTtv, Canada’s LGBTQI+ network, is expanding into New Zealand in partnership with TVNZ.

Kiwis will be able to watch OUTtv’s LGBTQI+ series, movies and documentaries. In New Zealand, OUTtv will be available through TVNZ’s OnDemand platform on Apple iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Surface and Mobile. Viewers in New Zealand will be able to stream for free a selection of OUTtv programming, including The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Sex & Violence, Broke Straight Boys, Drag Becomes Him and Knock Knock Ghost.

“We’re excited to bring OUTtv to New Zealand audiences exclusively on TVNZ OnDemand,” said Juliet Peterson, TVNZ’s general manager of digital content. “OUTtv’s programs are innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining. With full seasons and a collection of groundbreaking documentaries available to stream now, there is something for all our viewers in this specially created OUTtv home on our platform. The launch of this partnership couldn’t be more timely, too, with the content debuting in time for Auckland’s annual Pride Parade this past weekend.”

“Our expansion into New Zealand is an important milestone for OUTtv as we introduce our channel and programming to new audiences,” added Brad Danks, the CEO of OUTtv Network. “We will add new series, movies and documentaries for Kiwi viewers every month. We could not ask for a better partner in New Zealand than TVNZ. We also welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships internationally to build on our efforts in Canada and New Zealand. This is just the beginning of what we expect to be a busy year of international expansion.”

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