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Christmas Comes Early For Coro Fans

To mark Coronation Street’s 60th birthday, TVNZ 1 will run a Diamond Jubilee Week of event programming from December 6-12. In addition to the 9.30 Tuesday-Thursday broadcasts, there will be two primetime specials and eight daytime commemorations. Over the past 30 years the show’s had a rocky history in this country, as a succession of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ Sets Sail

TVNZ has unveiled its America’s Cup coverage for TVNZ 1 and TVNZ OnDemand, from live broadcasts to a mockumentary from the Educators crew. Here’s the media release: TVNZ announces its blockbuster coverage line-up for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA TVNZ is bringing New Zealand all the action on and off the water, with […]

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TVNZ 1 2021 Highlights

Here are the new 2021 shows TVNZ 1 unveiled yesterday (blurbs courtesy of TVNZ and/or production companies): ATTENBOROUGH’S A PERFECT PLANET Sir David Attenborough presents A Perfect Planet, a brand-new five-part natural history series that is in equal parts stunning and fascinating. A Perfect Planet – in a unique fusion of blue-chip natural history and earth sciences – […]

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HD Ratings: The Triumph of Maggie Cole

The return of Dawn French in TVNZ 1’s new Sunday night drawcard, The Trouble With Maggie Cole, has proved as irresistible to viewers here as in the UK. Last weekend’s premiere of the comedy/drama, following several weeks of true-crime programming, won it slots in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.3% of the network’s […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Viewers Vote for TVNZ

And the winner of last night’s debate? TVNZ 1! Here’s the media release: Huge audiences turn to TVNZ for 1 News Your Vote 2020 Leaders’ Debate More than a million New Zealanders tuned into the first live Leaders Debate between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins on TVNZ 1 last night. Tuesday evening’s face-off was the […]

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TVNZ: The Year in Review

  A 25-year-old sitcom and a soap opera that this year marks its 60th anniversary were among the five most streamed TVNZ shows of 2019/20. Kiwi crowdpleaser Shortland Street was #1, followed by Friends, Home and Away, Coronation Street and The Big Bang Theory. Among the most popular broadcast shows in key demographics were Eat Well […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ Revises Debate Dates

TVNZ 1 will screen the first Leaders Debate live on September 22, the broadcaster announced today. Here’s the media release: TVNZ confirms revised Debate schedule for the 2020 General Election  With the 2020 General Election shifting to 17 October, TVNZ’s Election coverage will also reflect the new date. Revised Debate dates:  TVNZ’s Debate line-up and […]

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Sneak Peek: TVNZ 1 October to January

TVNZ has revealed to media buyers its October-January highlights. Here’s what to expect on TVNZ 1: Black Hands: Five-part dramatisation of the Bain family murders that focuses on the why rather than the how, leaving it up to viewers to be the jury. Cold Case: The true crime series returns for a second season of […]

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Coro St Reverts to Half-an-Hour

Bad news, Coronation Street fans — the soap is soon to revert to three half-hour episodes a week. Last week TVNZ 1 aired hour-long instalments and will do so again tonight and tomorrow. But Thursday’s broadcast will mark a return to a half-hour strip for the foreseeable future. Initially I thought this was a scheduling […]

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TVNZ 1 Urges Kiwis to Share Their Treasures

TVNZ 1 has announced a new series about unearthing “national treasures” will premiere next year. It’s inviting the public to submit photos of historical objects that could make the cut for a nationwide roadshow. Here’s the media release: Scotty and Stacey Morrison kick off search to find NZ’s National Treasures Te Karere presenter, Scotty Morrison […]

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