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14 February 2014

Senior telco figure Jason Foden has been appointed TVNZ's new GM of Ondemand, charged with leading the expansion of the video on demand service as it plans a range of new features and content in the months ahead.

Foden will lead the business growth and commercial performance of TVNZ's key digital media entertainment assets - and TVNZ Ondemand.
The country's favourite video on demand service, TVNZ Ondemand has enjoyed record stream growth in the past six months - up over 90% on the previous year.
TVNZ Head of Digital Media, Thor Bayer says: "The continuing growth and success of TVNZ Ondemand is a key part of our future and we are delighted to have someone of Jason's calibre spearheading our efforts in this area. Jason has a proven track record in delivering business growth and he brings a wealth of strategic and product experience to our team."
This year TVNZ is rebuilding an innovative new version of the TVNZ Ondemand service, giving expanded content and a richer, more personalised experience across a number of devices, says Bayer.

Foden has held senior roles at Telecom - most recently as Head of Voice, Messaging and Media. He will start his new role with TVNZ on 24 February.