Kiwi Company Ziln Innovation Finalist in Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards

New Zealand Internet TV Pioneer Company Ziln created the CityTime TV site and free smartphone App showcasing 20 Cities using 2500 videos, maps and booking links. Constantly updated - more cities and languages are planned to service global viewers.

London, United Kingdom, August 25, 2014 --( Kiwi on-line TV platform development company Ziln Ltd is a finalist in the prestigious Australia/NZ Internet Awards (ANZIA) for it's 'Channel Manager' on-line TV content management and presentation system now powering the CitytimeTV website and Smart Phone App.

Gary Napier, a TV executive and part of the launch team for the Al Jazeera English Channel was looking for an on-line broadcast platform for his concept of a multi channel video travel guide for global cities (including Auckland) and found the Ziln platform fitted the bill perfectly.

The objective was to produce a website providing access to thousands of videos from a selected 20+ cities all sorted by channel and search categories then expanding that functionality and viewability to Smart Phones via their Ziln TV App. Using the Ziln 'Channel Manager' system delivered an effective and immediate solution giving cities from all over the World a new way to promote themselves to global audiences - now with well over 3000 constantly updated easy to navigate HD videos literally in the palm of your hand.

Says Napier; "CityTimeTV is a unique service that allows the viewer to video preview the very best things to see and do when visiting an unfamiliar or new city and for those wanting to stay connected with the goings on in their own city. From the latest museum exhibitions, performing arts and live music to the hottest clubs and bars to action adventure, wellbeing and family friendly

"CityTimeTV is at the forefront of the trend towards using short video in highly targeted thematic zones to reach audiences and with the ultra robust Ziln Channel Manager and NZ based video content distribution network (CDN) incorporating global points of presence (POP) CityTimeTV's content is effortlessly presented, continuously updated and viewable anywhere in the world."

Ziln's Broadcast Development Director and radio broadcaster Paul Brennan says; "We're very proud to be an 'innovation category' ANZIA 2014 finalist because it acknowledges a successful and hard won development/R&D progression over some years resulting in a powerful innovative set of robust reliable on-line TV broadcasting tools that are now deployed commercially, powering the Citytime TV website and smart phone App. Now they are up and runnng we aim to further develop and export our 'Channel Manager' platform to on-line TV/video broadcasters everywhere."

The annual ANZIAs are a collaboration between auDA and InternetNZ celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.

Award entries are assessed by independent experts and winners will be announced at the awards dinner to be held at Crown Casino in Melbourne on 25 August 2014.
Ziln Limited
Darren Hunter