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eTV

What is eTV?

eTV is a free service for VUW staff that allows you to play recordings of domestic and international channels. You can also request shows be recorded for you.


Who uses eTV?

eTV is used by teachers in Universities, Polytechnics, Wananga, Schools and Colleges in NZ.


Why should I use eTV?

eTV is an easy way to access a catalogue of recorded, downloadable TV shows for free. It is useful if you want to show a clip from a TV show or current events show that you saw. Or if you want to request a show you know will be screened so you can use it in class.


How do I use eTV?

You can search by show, or by channel and have the option to download videos if you want to use third party software to make clips to show in class (or show a snippet of the full video in class). You can also stream videos direct from eTV. You can embed links to the eTV file within your Blackboard course so students can view the live stream, please remember to add the meta data.

Members of the service may also make a request for shows to be recorded for them and made available on eTV.

Using eTV overview page


How do I access eTV?

Visit www.etv.org.nz and click the “Login to eTV” button. Under “Select University” pick Victoria University from the dropdown list. At the Login page enter your student/staff ID and password and click “Continue”. The next time you log in you won’t need to enter your ID and password.


Support for eTV

VUW support is provided by the Library, visit this page to view the video tutorial and access more support.

eTV support portal

If you have a technical or administration query, the ITS Service desk is your first point of contact, telephone: 04 463 5050.


Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology). Visit this page to find out more and contact your CAT.


Support is also available from Centre for Academic Development (CAD) staff please send an e-mail to CAD-Contact or contact CAD staff, Stephen Marshall, Irina Elgort or Jillian Pawlyn.