New Zealand’s leading broadcaster signs with Parrot Analytics for global and local audience demand insights

8 October, 2018

Parrot Analytics to provide audience demand insights for Television New Zealand.

Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has signed with Parrot Analytics, the leading global big data analytics firm specialising in audience demand measurement worldwide, to gain a better understanding of the New Zealand content landscape.

TVNZ has a long history of bringing New Zealand audiences their favorite TV shows including Shortland Street, horror-comedy series Wellington Paranormal and the international reality NZ format adaptation for Survivor New Zealand and Project Runway New Zealand.

In addition, TVNZ also offers other overseas shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Britain’s Got Talent, as well as on-demand exclusives Deep State and Killing Eve.

The latest high-profile acquisition comes in the form of the Doctor Who series 11, launching tonight, the same day as the UK, on TVNZ OnDemand and on TVNZ 2 this Friday.

Parrot Analytics has created the only global, real-time, platform-agnostic TV demand measurement System. TVNZ is now utilising that system to assist with business decisions ranging from marketing, acquisitions and scheduling strategy to day-to-day audience tracking.

TVNZ digital content general manager Juliet Peterson says conventional ratings fall short in providing a holistic view of what content is really resonating with audiences.

“Working with Parrot Analytics, we are now able to identify some key trends and gauge how audiences are expressing demand and engaging with content.”

“This information is incredibly valuable in helping us assess the performance of our local and international content acquisitions, as well as the impact our scheduling and marketing decisions have on that content.”

Parrot Analytics chief executive Wared Seger says maintaining a market leader position necessitates having access to cutting-edge data and analytics.

Parrot Analytics’ audience demand measurement system is quickly becoming the new global industry standard for gauging the popularity of content in any specific market.

“We are also able to assess consumer affinity for certain genres and sub-genres of content,” he says.

“We work in close partnership with our clients all around the world to provide key indicators for what kinds of content their audiences are connecting with and what will likely resonate with them in the future.”

Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media companies, brands and agencies to understand global audience demand for television content.

Wielding the world’s largest audience behavior datasets, the company has developed the world’s only global cross-platform, country-specific audience demand measurement system across more than 100 countries.

This enables media companies, for the very first time, to understand audience demand for content across all content distribution platforms in all markets around the world.


About TVNZ

TVNZ shares the moments that matter to New Zealanders – whether it’s breaking news, following ad-ventures, sharing stories or putting smiles on faces. Each day TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE, online entertainment destination TVNZ OnDemand and leading news site 1 NEWS NOW. TVNZ is a commercial broadcaster, with revenue earned through advertising.


About Parrot Analytics

Parrot Analytics is the leading global content demand analytics company for the multi-platform TV business. With the world’s largest TV audience demand datasets, the company currently tracks more than 1.5B daily expressions of demand in over 100 languages from 200+ countries to reveal the content consumers engage with and watch the most across platforms. Parrot Analytics is a trusted partner to some of the biggest media companies and content creators in the world, helping them optimize con-tent workflows in real time. Partnering with companies across the entire content supply chain, from agencies to global direct-to-consumer platforms, Parrot Analytics helps drive better production, distri-bution, acquisition and marketing decisions, as well as increased subscriber growth and retention. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore and Auckland. Connect with us on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, see


For Parrot Analytics, contact:

Parrot Analytics
Patricia Frith
Office: +1 818 876 0480
Mobile: +1 310 490 2368


For TVNZ, contact:

Rachel Howard

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