Nouvelle-Zelande – TelstraClear dévoile sa pseudo T-box

Communiqué – TelstraClear’s T-Box launched

Mise à jour 20h – L’opérateur télécom historique Néo-Zelandais annonce le lancement de son offre Duo et Triple Play avec une T-Box HD sur un réseau haut débit en fibre optique permettant de proposer un débit allant jusqu’à du 100 Mbts. Le porte-parole de TelstraClear avait fait savoir qu’il avait reçu 4000 demandes de la part de consommateurs intéressés avant l’annonce à la presse.
Peut-être croyaient’ils obtenir la T-Box BigPond TV N8000 déployée par la maison mère TELSTRA en Australie avec sa surprenante interface ergonomique. Ça ne sera pas le cas en Nouvelle-Zelande puisque l’interface et le produit choisi sont de l’ancienne génération avec un middleware Digisoft.

Mon avis : je serais curieux de lire les impressions de ces 4000 clients lorsqu’ils vont découvrir que l’offre ne ressemble en rien à Telstra T-box … made in Australie !

TelstraClear T-box en phase test en Nouvelle Zelande !

La société Néo-Zélandaise TelstraClear, filiale du groupe Telstra Corp basé en Australie, procède actuellement au test d’un nouveau terminal numérique auprès de 120 foyers en fibre optique.
TelstraClear désigne son produit du même nom que sa maison mère sous l’appellation : T-Box.

Le 26 août, Steve Jackson, responsable du département grand public de TelstraClear, indiquait que l’ouverture du tout nouveau point de vente à Christchurch présentait le meilleur réseau haut débit (Wellington, Kapiti et Christchurch – 75 000 foyers) et avec une offre Triple Play. Il a ajouté ceci : « It will also showcase TelstraClear’s soon-to-be-launched TBox Personal Video Recorder. » Source

26 07 10 – Nouvelle-Zelande – TelstraClear super haut débit lancé !

Nouvelle-Zelande – TelstraClear super haut débit lancé !

15 juillet 2010 – TelstraClear’s ‘ultra-fast’ broadband arrives

75,000 residential customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch have been migrated to upgraded network systems, TestraClear has announced.
The upgrade to DOCSIS3 means that the new network systems are capable of providing download speeds of 100Mbps. TelstraClear CEO Allan Freeth confirmed that the NZD10 million upgrade to its hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) networks is part of the government’s ten-year investment plan.
Mr Freeth commented:The upgrade has dramatically increased the overall capacity of our HFC network. It establishes our extraordinary infrastructure capability into the future and places us ready and willing to meet the requirements of a country that has plans for a national, fibre-to-the-home network.Source

Telstra T-box, de l’Australie à la Nouvelle Zelande en passant par la Chine ?

Rappel du 14 octobre 2009
TelstraClear, filiale de l’opérateur Télécom Australien TELSTRA, lancera bien prochainement une offre IPTV associée à un terminal Haute Définition en Nouvelle Zelande.
La société TelstraClear indique sur son site qu’un terminal numérique haute définition sera bientôt annoncé. L’offre de contenu Sky HD y sera naturellement accessible ainsi que le bouquet FREEVIEW HD NZ. Tout@Numérik source : TelstraClear

 » Following on from a major upgrade to our broadcast facility last year, the team is now working long hours investigating an advanced set top box which has the future in mind for TelstraClear customers. « 

  • Quand à une arrivée prochaine en Chine, Telstra Média, filiale elle aussi de Telstra corp, serait sur le point d’acquérir un opérateur mobile pour 200M$, il est a noté que Telstra collabore déjà avec China Mobile et Sharp Point … en terme de contenu ;o)
 » Internationally in China, Telstra Media manages ChinaM and Sharp Point. ChinaM provides value added services such as music downloads, wallpaper, video and games to China’s largest mobile operators and Sharp Point manages the ringtone and music platform for China Mobile. Combined, these two companies average 4 million transactions a day and are one of the largest mobile value added service providers in China. « 


Bientôt 2 ans

Freeview maintenant dans 14% des foyers de Nouvelle Zelande !

16 avril 2009


The latest sales figures for the three months ending March 2009, indicate that the total households now receiving Freeview is 226,141, or 14.1% of permanent households. This figure is made up of the Freeview satellite service which launched in May 2007 (155,482 or 9.7%) and the Freeview|HDTM service, which launched in April last year (70,659 or 4.4%).

« As we approach our second birthday, Freeview continues to connect with Kiwis right around the country. We are ahead of forecast and are tracking well towards more homes watching free-to-air digital television. We are looking forward to the prospect of working even more closely with all the relevant broadcasting stakeholders. Whether it’s the Government, Sky TV and Prime or our own consortium partners, we’re focused on making Freeview a world leading free-to-air digital broadcasting platform, » said Sam Irvine, Acting General Manager, Freeview NZ.

« We know from retailers around the country that the recession is clearly impacting Kiwis; we are staying at home more, looking at our home entertainment options and we are watching more TV. The latest take up figures suggest New Zealanders are looking to Freeview as a good value home entertainment option. That’s because you get a free-to-air, digital quality TV experience with more channels to choose from than traditional free-to-air analogue television plus other digital only features » he added.

Lancement de Freeview HD en Nouvelle Zelande

17 Mars 2008

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The official launch date for the new Freeview high-definition, digital-terrestrial TV service has finally been announced.

On April 2 the Freeview HD service will join its satellite based sibling, launched last year, to provide New Zealand with a complete digital broadcast platform for free to air TV channels.

The existing Freeview satellite service is already providing crystal clear, digital TV (in standard definition) to the entire country, and the new terrestrial service (so-called because it is transmitted using traditional land based towers and requires a UHF aerial to receive rather than a dish) will introduce New Zealand to the exciting prospect of high definition TV. The broadcast area covers 75% of the population from launch day including Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Napier, Hastings, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

In addition to HD, there are plenty of other benefits to be had by using digital instead of traditional analogue variety; digital TV is much less susceptible to interference, can be broadcast in 16:9 widescreen, supports 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and offers a full 8-day electronic programming guide. More channels will be on offer too. In addition to TV1 and TV2, TVNZ will broadcast TVNZ6 (family and local programming), TVNZ7 (news, current affairs and documentaries) and Sport Extra while TV Works will broadcast TV3 and C4 at launch and add a further two channels within two years. Other channels available at launch are Maori TV and Parliament TV.

At launch time TV3 will be broadcasting around 12 hours of primetime shows in high def while TVNZ appears to be taking a much more leisurely approach — barring the 2008 Olympics, don’t expect to see anything in high def until late next year on TVNZ stations. Locally produced shows like news and sports bulletins will also have to wait to make the HD switch as the various networks must first upgrade their studio cameras and associated hardware and software.

In order to receive Freeview HD customers will need to purchase a compatible digital receiver or set top box. And to be able to view Freeview HD in high def, a TV with a resolution of at least 1280×720 will be required.

A Freeview accredited set top box made by Zinwell will be available from day one and is expected to retail for around $500. These prices should quickly tumble as more manufacturers release compatible receivers and PVR’s (personal video recorders). Freeview places no restrictions on manufacturing and as such anyone can make and market a Freeview HD compatible device. On the upside, most households already have a UHF aerial installed and won’t require any further hardware or wiring in order to recieve.