TVNZ to rebuild their newsroom with DiNA

  • 12 May, 2021


NOR: 7Mountains has announced a new milestone deal, to deliver cloud newsroom solution DiNA to Television New Zealand. TVNZ has chosen DiNA as their core journalist tool, in order to transition to a modern, cloud based newsroom. DiNA will sit at the heart of the newsroom for creating, planning and publishing news to all of TVNZs linear and digital platforms.

The project will be delivered in conjunction with 7Mountains technology partner Stem Media, with the development, installation and implementation of DiNA done remotely from Bergen, Norway.

“DiNA is built from the ground-up on modern web technologies and runs in the cloud. This means that we can deliver projects remotely and highly efficiently, benefitting both the customer and our team”, says Mads Grønbek, CTO of 7Mountains.

Andrew Fernie, General Manager of Operations, News and Current Affairs at TVNZ, has been spearheading the project. “We want to allow our journalists to plan, investigate, collaborate and tell stories that matter and then deliver to all platforms with ease. By choosing DiNA, we knew that we’d end up with one tool that encompasses the planning, creation, and publishing of stories to linear TV, our digital platforms and to social media.”

The DiNA workflow at TVNZ

With DiNA, TVNZ journalists can work in an easy to use browser-based tool for all their news planning, story creation, collaboration, and to publish to all platforms, both linear and digital. DiNA integrates with ScheduAll for resource booking and resource management in the TVNZ newsroom. All planning and publishing to linear TV will be done in DiNA’s built-in rundown module, integrated with studio automation system Viz Mosart from Vizrt. This gives TVNZ a complete newsroom workflow for planning, creating and publishing news to rundowns, as well as to all of TVNZs digital platforms.

The TVNZ newsroom.

Fernie adds: “Having one unified user interface means that there’s no need to jump around multiple tools to create and publish content which allows our journalists to work more efficiently. Journalists working in DiNA can plan, prepare and create content for all programmes and platforms and publish to linear TV as well to our digital platforms through our CMS, and to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.”

TVNZ is New Zealand’s state-owned, commercially funded broadcaster. TVNZ’s all about sharing the moments that matter - whether it’s breaking news, following adventures, sharing stories or putting smiles on faces. Each day, TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through channels TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE and online platform TVNZ OnDemand.

7Mountains is a software company that is part of Fonn Group. They are the inventors of DiNA, a cloud news and storytelling tool for content creators. DiNA is built with modern, web-based technology and with the end-user in mind, bridging the gap between news production for TV, social media and online. Learn more about DiNA and how to move away from legacy newsroom workflows at:

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TVNZ to rebuild their newsroom with DiNA