News and Media Releases
TVNZ ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON LINE-UP
Television New Zealand has unveiled its exciting primetime plans for New Zealand’s most watched channels in 2014.
TVNZ Head of Television, Jeff Latch, says: “There’s so much to love about our 2014 line-up. TV ONE and TV2 have a sensational new slate of programming that we hope viewers will take to their hearts.”
Latch says the year ahead showcases the depth and breadth of TVNZ’s local and international programming.
“Mark my words: 2014 is going to be a standout year for local content. TVNZ will put to air more than $100 million of local programming. We’re proud to continue to champion our nation’s stories with a strong focus on quality New Zealand drama, comedy, news and factual programming. Combined with our unparalleled access to hit international shows, our viewers will be spoilt for choice.”
TVNZ’s first show from its million dollar branded content initiative has gone into production with Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars earmarked for broadcast on TV ONE next year.
Teaching old dogs new tricks, the heartwarming 10 episode half-hour reality series will follow the astonishing journey of rescue dogs given a new lease on life by leading film and TV animal trainer Mark Vette, who captured world-wide attention for his work with SPCA’S famous driving dogs.
TVNZ established its $1 million branded content fund to support the production of compelling new local content in collaboration with commercial partners.
The Golden Hour, about the Arthur Lydiard-inspired gold medal winning races of Peter Snell and Murray Halberg at the 1960 Rome Olympics, has been nominated for an International Emmy Award.
The Golden Hour, which aired on TV ONE in July last year, has secured a Best Documentary nomination. The 90 minute doco was written and directed by Justin Pemberton and produced by Steven O'Meagher and Polly Fryer for Desert Road Television. The programme was made with the support of NZ on Air’s Platinum Fund.
TVNZ won the prestigious ‘Media Brand of the Year’ award at the 2013 CAANZ Media Awards!
“The award reflects TVNZ’s strategic objective to create conversations that move people, through meaningful and effective business solutions. By keeping the consumer at the heart of our business and by creating solutions that effectively prompt action we are able to deliver tangible results to our advertising partners. - Head of Sales, Jeremy O’Brien
This is the third time that TVNZ has won “Media Brand of the Year”.
Now Kiwis can watch their favourite TV shows on their terms as TVNZ announces a video on demand app for iPad and iPhone, the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Whether it’s at the beach, on the bus, or the mall, the app is quick and easy to use and with a few clicks, New Zealanders can watch the hottest new shows of 2013 including Revenge, Shortland Street, Masterchef, Once Upon A Time and many more - whenever and wherever they are.
RaboDirect TO SPONSOR SEVEN SHARP
TVNZ’s trail-blazing new current affairs show, Seven Sharp , will be sponsored by online savings specialist RaboDirect.
RaboDirect New Zealand is a subsidiary of Rabobank New Zealand Ltd.
General Manager Melanie Templeton says RaboDirect sees Seven Sharp as the perfect fit for a business that embraces straight talking. " Seven Sharp is looking to take a different approach with their new format and is taking current affairs into the digital space. As an online savings specialist we feel we will both appeal to internet-savvy viewers who are socially aware and up with the play. We were very impressed with the calibre of those involved and TVNZ’s commitment to the show. We are really excited and looking forward to this partnership.”
NEW APPOINTMENTS TO TVNZ SALES GENERAL MANAGEMENT TEAM MARK NEW ERA
Passionate, high achieving and innovative are just some of the attributes of TVNZ's newly appointed Sales General Management team, announced today by TVNZ Head of Sales, Jeremy O'Brien.
TV ONE PLUS 1 LAUNCHES WITH RATINGS DATA AVAILABLE FROM DAY ONE
TVNZ's newest channel, TV ONE plus 1, launches 1st July 2012 at 7am. The new channel is an exact duplicate of TV ONE, broadcast an hour later.
For the full release, click here.
TVNZ WINS WITH BEST ON THE BOX
New Zealanders have shown their appreciation for TVNZ with our shows and stars winning a staggering 16 awards out of a possible 25 in the annual TV Guide Best on the Box awards, announced last week.
For more, including TVNZ's full list of winners, click here
TVNZ MEDIA RELEASES
- TVNZ will be releasing its iPad app
- New Zealand made history by winning its first International Emmy®
- OMD Auckland, in collaboration with TVNZ, has developed a world-first use of digital media for Primo
- VNZ won the prestigious 'Media Brand of the Year' award at the 2011 CAANZ Media Awards
- ONE News wins best news at 2011 Film and Television Awards
- VNZ is pleased to announce the launch of a plus 1 channel on the frequency now occupied by TVNZ 7
- TVNZ CELEBRATES NEW ZEALAND WITH NEW CHANNEL
- TVNZ ONLINE DRAMA GAINS NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST NOMINATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY AWARDS
- NEW ZEALANDS FIRST 100% LOCAL CONTENT CHANNEL IS HERE