News: More Captions Available on TVNZ OnDemand

Blog, Captioning, General, Media release, News, Special 19 Nov 2018
Home And Away On Demand

We’re well pleased more captioned content will be available on TVNZ OnDemand from Monday 19 November!

With the success of the Shortland Street on-demand captioning pilot earlier this year, TVNZ is rolling out captions to more OnDemand shows, including Project Runway New Zealand, The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Home and Away and Coronation Street.

Captions will be ready and waiting for new episodes of regular content captioned for broadcast TV once they’ve aired, so shows that played out before November 19 won’t have them. At this stage, news, current-affairs and live programming, existing library and express content won’t have captions available either, even once express eps have played on TV.

Still, about a hundred eps a week across a wide range of your favourite shows will have captions available, which is awesome for accessibility in New Zealand. And here at Able, we’re stoked to be a part of that!

OnDemand captions are available on the following supported devices and platforms:

  • Web (laptop/desktop)
  • IOS/Apple (mobile and tablet)
  • Android (mobile and tablet)

To turn captions on, hit the CC icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the video-player window, and then ‘en-nz’.

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