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Schedule Alert: Networks Update QEII Line-ups

TVNZ 1 is devoting today’s schedule to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and has programmed a raft of specials and documentaries for tomorrow. Today’s all-day coverage is being helmed by the 1 News presenting team, who are crossing to reporters at home and abroad, including Europe correspondent Mei Heron Says TVNZ: “1 News will continue […]

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TVNZ Celebrates Maori Language Week

TVNZ has published a comprehensive list of shows it is promoting as its contribution to Maori Language Week. Here’s the media release: Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with TVNZ     Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022 (Māori Language Week) with TVNZ and enjoy a raft of new and existing hōtaka (programmes). From dedicated storytelling in te reo Māori on Shortland Street, to compelling documentaries and tamariki programming, Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) […]

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Manhunt Jumps from TVNZ to Sky

One of the best police procedurals in years has switched from free-to-air to pay-TV. Season two of ITV’s outstanding Manhunt has been acquired by Sky’s Rialto Channel after TVNZ opted not to pick it up following disappointing ratings for S1. The series stars Martin Clunes as a real-life Detective Chief Inspector, Colin Sutton, in pursuit of […]

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Neighbours to End Here Next Month

TVNZ 1 will screen the final episodes of Neighbours in primetime on September 2. Neighbours: The Final Farewell will air from 7.30. The 37-year-old soap went off-air last week in Australia and the UK but TVNZ 1’s 4.30 broadcasts lag these territories by a month or so. Said The Guardian of the double-episode send-off: “Past […]

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TVNZ and TikTok Countdown Matariki

Here’s the full line-up of TVNZ’s Matariki highlights, including the broadcaster’s partnership with TikTok for an all-star concert. Reads the media release: TVNZ and TikTok partner for spectacular Matariki music event In celebration of Matariki and our unique cultural heritage in Aotearoa, the country’s biggest and brightest musical stars will take to the stage on […]

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TVNZ Spins Pact With Spidey’s Crowd

TVNZ has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television that covers movies and TV series for broadcast and streaming. It was announced this afternoon following Monday’s rebranding of TVNZ OnDemand as TVNZ+. Here’s the release: TVNZ announces new multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television TVNZ and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced an […]

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LEGO Masters to Leg it Against DWTS

On the same day Three launches the latest season of Dancing with the Stars NZ, TVNZ 2’s revealed it will go up against LEGO Masters NZ on Monday nights. The local version of a franchise that Three introduced here will premiere on May 9 at 7.30. In another ironic twist, TVNZ 2’s show will be […]

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John Campbell Exits Breakfast

After weeks of speculation, John Campbell confirmed today he was leaving TVNZ 1’s Breakfast to take on a new roving reporter role with the broadcaster, presumably similar to Patrick Gower’s top-rating transition on Three. Here’s the media release: John Campbell takes up TVNZ Chief Correspondent role, Kamahl Santamaria joins Breakfast John Campbell has announced live on […]

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New Neighbourhood for Soap Icon

TVNZ is shifting Neighbours from TVNZ 2, where it’s aired for more than 30 years, to off-peak on TVNZ 1. As regular contributor Sheldon reported, programmers feel the soap has done its dash on the younger skewing network and is now more suited to the older TVNZ 1 audience, where it will air 4.30 weekdays […]

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Under the Vines Team Over the Moon

A new Rebecca Gibney series set in Central Otago that will premiere early next year on TVNZ 1 already has been renewed for a second season. It probably will start shooting around the same time S1 goes to air. (The Otago Daily Times was first to report this in late October.) Under the Vines stars […]

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