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Documentary Streaming Service iWonder Has Launched in New Zealand

The platform hopes to host over 1000 blockbuster and under-the-radar titles by the end of the month.
By Stephen Heard
March 12, 2019
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Documentary Streaming Service iWonder Has Launched in New Zealand

The platform hopes to host over 1000 blockbuster and under-the-radar titles by the end of the month.
By Stephen Heard
March 12, 2019
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Last year saw a slew of announcements around new streaming platforms, including two dedicated to horror and another to the world of Disney. Now, New Zealand's ever-growing streaming landscape is being joined by a service spotlighting great storytelling.

Landing at the beginning of March, the documentary-focused iWonder launched with more than 500 hours of on-demand content, and hopes to host over 1000 blockbuster and under-the-radar titles by the end of the month. Documentaries already available on the platform cover a huge range of topics, from fast food social experiment Super Size Me, to fly-on-the-wall spectacle Jesus Camp which follows an Evangelist summer camp, and Morgan Neville's Oscar-winning music doco 20 Feet from Stardom.

iWonder co-founder James Bridges says a key feature of the service is the curation of the home page which will reflect current events through articles and relevant documentary recommendations.

Subscriptions have been set at NZD$6.99 per month or $69.99 for an annual subscription. New Kiwi users will receive the first month free — you can sign up here. The service is available on iOS and Android and can be cast to the small screen via Apple TV and Chromecast.

The platform previously launched with 15 million users via the iflix platform in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. iWonder debuted in Singapore and Australia at the same time as New Zealand.

Published on March 12, 2019 by Stephen Heard

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