TVNZ has announced the presenting team for the ONE News content that will screen on TVNZ 7, the company's second digital channel, which launches on the Freeview platform on 30 March, 2008.
TVNZ 7 will be a factual channel, broadcasting news programmes, documentaries (both new and historical), and programmes which debate and analyse current events.
The new channel will have around 30% news content, produced out of TVNZ's Auckland newsroom. Ten-minute ONE News bulletins will be broadcast every hour, on the hour, from 6am until 11pm. The breakfast zone will be dedicated to news, with rolling, updated ten-minute bulletins broadcast continuously between 6am and 9am.
TVNZ 7's flagship news programme will be a non-commercial hour which will screen nightly at 8pm. The evening news hour will be co-anchored by ONE News Tonight host Greg Boyed and Geraline Knox, a lawyer and broadcaster who presented news bulletins on Malaysia's news channel, NTV-7.
A team of dedicated producer/presenters will anchor the ONE News bulletins that run throughout the day. The new team brings together extensive local and international news experience, and includes Fiona Anderson, Ben Christie, Jenny-May Coffin, Rochelle Gillespie, Tiffany Hardy, Sandra Kailahi, Glen Larmer, Phil McGrath, and Sonia Madigan.
TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery said that he was delighted by the breadth and depth of the TVNZ 7 team.
"ONE News on TVNZ 7 is a further extension of our commitment to providing the very best news and current affairs to New Zealanders, anytime and anywhere," he said. "As New Zealand's dedicated free-to-air factual channel, TVNZ 7 will be a place where Kiwis go for information, discussion and analysis of the issues that are important to them.
"This team ensures they will find the very best news content, continually updated on the channel."
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