Water under the bridge

so many memories!

It all began in 1998

From the early beginnings in the late 90s making music TV for a jilted generation, to the more modern times registering 28,000 participants for the 2017 World Masters Games and everything in between, here's your guide to the evolution of Satellite.

Start here:

1998

1998

Satellite Pictures was established

1999

1999

First Satellite business cards

1999

1999

Produced 'Squeeze' (TV2) - Season 1

1999

1999

Produced 'Ground Zero' (TV2)

1999

1999

Virtual Media was established

The 2000's begin:

2000

2000

First season of 'Space' (TV2)

2000

2000

Robbie Williams Concert (TV2)

2000

2000

Moved to Dominion Road - D-72

2000

2000

New logo for Satellite Interactive

2000

2000

The very first Coke NZ web site

2000

2000

The first Satellite Conference

2001 - 2003

2001

2001

'M2' Season 1

2001

2001

'Back of the Y' (TV2)

2001

2001

Purchased Rip It Up Magazine

2001

2001

New logo for Satellite Media Group, and established Satellite Pictures, Satellite Interactive and Satellite Publishing

2002

2002

Launched Loudmouth. Total employees = 1

2002

2002

'Space' Season 3

2002

2002

First digital photo booth at the Big Day Out

2003

2003

'Top of the Pops' Season 1

2003

2003

'Coke Countdown' Season 1

2004 - 2005

2004

2004

Satellite Media moves to Freemans Bay

2004

2004

Launched 'Coke Fridge'

2004

2004

'Live at YOURS'

2004

2004

Launched 'Vodafone Live!'

2005

2005

Dave Dobbyn - Live in Matata (TV2)

2005

2005

Launched 'COKETUNES' - NZ's first digital music store

2005

2005

Satellite Publishing launches 'Back2Basics' magazine

2005

2005

Vodafone launch 3G

2005

2005

Satellite create the Vodafone retail touchscreens

2006 - 2007

2006

2006

Coke Lounge

2006

2006

'Homegrown' Documentary

2006

2006

Satellite Media start working with Coca-Cola Australia: Coke Live 06

2006

2006

'Choice Cuts' with Fletch & Vaughn (The Box)

2006

2006

Satellite Media merger & South Pacific Pictures invest

2007

2007

NZ Music Awards Broadcast

2007

2007

Crunchie Comedy Gala broadcast

2007

2007

Vodafone Music web store launches

2007

2007

Coke Summer Promo campaign website

2007

2007

Rip It Up turns 30!

2007

2007

Developed myallblacks.com

2007

2007

Touchscreens for Sounds Music stores

2007

2007

Satellite Motion is set up

2008 - 2009

2008

2008

Satellite Media moves to Ponsonby Road

2008

2008

We built that big Coke bottle

2008

2008

'Rocked the Nation' 1

2008

2008

Launched the Vodafone Music Store

2008

2008

Rebrand of the CD Store to Marbecks

2008

2008

Music Station

2009

2009

The big fireworks staff party

2009

2009

Satellite Media broadcast the 2009 NZ Music Awards

2009

2009

Parents Inc

2009

2009

Kiwi Connector

2009

2009

'Rocked The Nation' 2 - NZ Pop Culture Stories

2009

2009

Air New Zealand inflight entertainment user interface

2010 - 2011

2010

2010

Broadcast 2010 NZ Music Awards and designed graphics

2010

2010

Vodafone UK - Music Strategy

2010

2010

Broadcast of the Topp Twins and the APO - winning a Qantas Media Award

2010

2010

The Satellite DSM is born. Rolled out in STA Travel stores

2010

2010

Satellite Conference 2010 - Leigh Sawmill

2011

2011

'Rocked the Nation' 3 - Sporting Moments

2011

2011

Rip It Up wins Magazine Awards

2011

2011

Satellite launches their first mobile apps

2011

2011

More apps... Embarrassing Bodies

2012

2012

2012

Coke Summer Tour

2012

2012

Satellite Lab is built in the space underneath the Ponsonby Road offices

2012

2012

'Powerade Challenge' 2 on Auckland's waterfront

2012

2012

Vodafone retail, large screen digital advertising in store

2012

2012

Satellite Activations Department (SAD) is founded

2012

2012

'Neighbourhood' Season 1 (TV1)

2012

2012

'Share a Coke' vending technology

2012

2012

Satellite Tag is launched

2012

2012

'Telecom Treats', a personalised event companion

2012

2012

More apps! Topping the charts

2012

2012

Satellite Conference 2012 - we've grown!

2012

2012

Satellite DSM is rolled out into Caltex locations

2012

2012

Satellite start our relationship with Fonterra

2012

2012

'HP Game Masters' a multi-player quiz activation

2013

2013

2013

Creation of cashless payment in Satellite Tag for the Auckland Seafood Festival

2013

2013

Satellite Christmas Party - what a talented bunch

2013

2013

'Coke Rewards' launches in Australia

2013

2013

Satellite Tag used for Urbis Design Day

2013

2013

'Powerade Champion Machine' a touchscreen and DSLR camera built into a vending machine

2013

2013

'Share a Coke and a Song' Facebook App

2013

2013

We migrate and redesign many more Fonterra websites

2013

2013

We welcome new customers to the family. Rhythm & Vines, Massey University, NZ Rugby

2013

2013

Satellite takes on the XBox social channel

2013

2013

TipTop goes live with a shiny new website, and Satellite staff get a fullly stocked, shiny new ice cream freezer

2013

2013

Live stream of the free iHeartRadio Lorde concert 

2013

2013

Activations are happening all over

2013

2013

'Neighbourhood' Season 2

2013

2013

'The Year that Was'

2013

2013

Satellite exits the publishing business with the sale of Rip It Up

2014

2014

2014

Satellite build the House of Travel mobile apps

2014

2014

'Coke Loves Summer' - the first Coke Summer campaign intergrating mobile

2014

2014

The Satellite DSM goes into 2Degrees nationwide

2014

2014

Satellite becomes the digital agency for Yealands Family Wines

2014

2014

Tip Top 'Summer Tour' activation

2014

2014

Satellite gets into embedded electronics with a mobile phone charging station, triggered by vending a Coke.

2014

2014

Samsung's retail catalogue tablets rollout in-store

2014

2014

Coke's Move60 program, turning riding your bike into an interactive game

2014

2014

Schwarzkopf activation in shopping malls, giving away product suited to your hair needs.

2014

2014

The 'Powerade Challenge' returns to Wellington for the 3rd year running

2015

2015

2015

We say goodbye to Ponsonby Road, next stop Parnell Rise

Head over to our case studies of recent work to see what we've been up to in the last while.

The Never Ending Story