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Discovery Appoints Political Editor

Discovery NZ political reporter Jenna Lynch will succeed Today FM-bound Tova O’Brien as Newshub’s political editor. Here’s the media release: DISCOVERY APPOINTS JENNA LYNCH AS POLITICAL EDITOR, NEWSHUB 22 December 2021 – Discovery has today announced that Jenna Lynch has been appointed to the position of Political Editor, Newshub, commencing in 2022. Director of News, Newshub […]

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Discovery Bets Big on Kiwi Comedy

Discovery has released more details about its NZ production plans, claiming it is “cementing Three as the home for local comedy”. Here’s the media release that build on yesterday’s funding announcements: DISCOVERY EXPANDS 2022 LOCAL PRODUCTION COMMITMENT WITH NEW DRAMA, COMEDY AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING Discovery has further outlined its commitment to local production with the […]

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New AM Team Finalised for 2022

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby and William Waiirua will join Ryan Bridge and Melissa Chan-Green to complete the presenting ensemble for the all-new morning show AM in 2022. Here’s the Discovery media release: Launching early next year, AM will offer New Zealanders a whole new way to start their day on Three and ThreeNow. The quartet will present New […]

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Discovery Reveals 2022 Ambitions

DISCOVERY UNVEILS BOLD PLANS FOR NEW ZEALAND AUDIENCES IN 2022: 70% INCREASE IN LOCAL PRODUCTION, EXPANSION OF NEWS AND THREENOW AND LAUNCH OF TWO NEW FREE-TO-AIR TV CHANNELS 10 November, 2021 – Discovery, Inc. has revealed the first of its ambitious 2022 plans for New Zealand audiences, with a 70 per cent increase in local […]

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New AM Host Announced

Three has revealed Ryan Bridge’s co-host for a rejuvenated AM next year. Here’s the media release: THREE UNVEILS CO-HOSTING LINEUP FOR 2022’S NEW-LOOK ‘AM’ 10 November 2021 – Discovery has today announced that Melissa Chan-Green will join Ryan Bridge as co-host of Newshub’s all-new morning show ‘AM’. Launching in early 2022, ‘AM’ with Mel and […]

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November Auction Date for Belated Block Finale

The Block NZ season finale, in which the season-nine homes will go under the hammer, will screen in November. Three had to postpone the event because of the COVID lockdown’s impact on production. Here’s the media release: THE BLOCK NZ 2021 AUCTION GRAND FINAL IS COMING TO THREE IN NOVEMBER! In one of the most […]

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Three to Air Epic ‘Vaxanation’ Effort

Three is rejigging its Saturday afternoon schedule to broadcast a six-hour “vaxanation” special. Here’s the media release: THREE TO BROADCAST ‘SUPER SATURDAY VAXATHON’,  SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND PANGO PRODUCTIONS IN DRIVE TO GET KIWIS VACCINATED In its shared commitment to driving high Covid-19 vaccination rates in New Zealand, Discovery will broadcast the […]

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More AM Show Hosts to Depart

The AM Show hosts Mark Richardson and Amanda Gillies are leaving Three’s breakfast show as part of a format revamp planned for next year. Ryan Bridge, who replaced Duncan Garner after his abrupt departure, will continue to front the programme. Here’s the media release: NEWSHUB TO LAUNCH A NEW LOOK FOR THE AM SHOW IN […]

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Dancing With the Stars Put On Ice

Dancing With the Stars NZ is the latest COVID-19 casualty, with Three canning it for the second year in a row. The network announced the “very difficult decision” this morning, along with some coming-soon highlights, including the world premiere of Sydney Harbour Force, a 10-hour Discovery series about real-life Water Rats. However, Three isn’t picking up […]

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Ryan Bridge New AM Show Host

Ryan Bridge has been appointed to succeed Duncan Garner as the host of Three’s The AM Show. Here’s the media release: RYAN BRIDGE ANNOUNCED AS NEW HOST OF THE AM SHOW Newshub is delighted to announce Ryan Bridge as the new host of The AM Show, broadcast on Three weekdays from 6-9am. Long-time stand-in presenter […]

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