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Media Buyer Speaks Out on ThreeNews

Veteran media buyer John Dee says corporate media releases hailing the launch of ThreeNews as a success don’t tell the full story. In a newsletter to clients, the founder of boutique Wellington agency JDee Media questions the use of data to make the claims and highlights how critical it is for Warner Bros. Discovery to […]

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Stuff Celebrates ThreeNews ‘Double Screening’

Sunday’s broadcast of ThreeNews drew 100,000 fewer 25-54 year-olds than 1 News but Stuff, which has taken over production of Three’s nightly news hour, was delighted with its performance and the synergy with its digital platform. Here’s the media release: Strong start for ThreeNews as audiences ‘double screen’ with the country’s number one digital news site Aotearoa’s […]

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Good News for ThreeNews

Warner Bros. Discovery reports a “strong debut” for its new-look, outsourced nightly news bulletin on Three. Here’s the media release: THREENEWS DEBUTS WITH STRONG PERFORMANCE Monday, 8 July 2024 – Overnight ratings released by Nielsen* have confirmed the first weekend of ThreeNews has had a strong debut. Produced by Stuff Group for Warner Bros. Discovery […]

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New Friday Night Nancy Drew Drawcard

Three’s drama renaissance continues with the network set to enliven Friday nights with the acclaimed A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. The BBC thriller went live this week on ThreeNow, the same day as its BBC iPlayer launch, and will screen 8.00 Fridays on Three from July 19. All six episodes can be binged on ThreeNow […]

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New Match Fit Scores Top Slot

The next season of Match Fit is being promoted to the ultra-prime slot of 7.00 Wednesdays on Three. It will air from July 24 following its ThreeNow streaming premiere earlier in the day. Here’s the media release: MATCH FIT RETURNS IN UNION VS LEAGUE BATTLE Wednesday 3 July 2024 – The award-winning format Match Fit […]

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Unprecedented America’s Cup Coverage Promised

On the eve of Stuff providing Warner Bros. Discovery NZ with a new nightly news hour on Three, the two are setting sail with Emirates Team NZ to deliver unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the next America’s Cup contest. Every race will be live, replayed in full at breakfast time, and available in full on-demand. Here’s […]

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The Traitors NZ to Return July 1

Season two of The Traitors NZ will stream on ThreeNow and screen on Three twice-weekly from July 1. Here’s the media release: MORE LIES, TRICKERY, AND DEVILISH DECEIT! THE TRAITORS NZ RETURNS, CAST REVEALED Sunday 16 June 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has unveiled the 22 contestants who daringly signed up for the second season of The […]

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Madam to Set Up Shop in July

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has announced a new comedy/drama series starring Rachel Griffiths and an all-star Kiwi cast will premiere next month on Three and ThreeNow. Madam stars Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding) as McKenzie ‘Mack’ Leigh who, when faced with a philandering husband and a mountain of debt, opens an ethical brothel in small-town NZ to provide […]

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Stuff Expands 6pm News Crew

Newshub’s Europe correspondent Lisette Reymer is the latest to join Stuff’s 6pm bulletin, which will replace Newshub Live from July 6. Here’s the media release: Seven more key staff announced for Stuff’s new 6pm bulletin The pace is accelerating towards the country’s new 6pm bulletin on July 6 with seven additional journalists, producers, editors and […]

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WBD Scores HBO’s Gaga Special

Warner Bros. Discovery NZ will broadcast and stream the 2022 Lady Gaga concert special Gaga Chromatica Ball on May 26. It will stream from midday on ThreeNow — the same time it goes out on HBO — and air from 8.00 on Three. As Variety notes, “The concert took place just months after the pandemic began to […]

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