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Schedule Alert: 60 Seconds, Skin A&E, Guessable

TVNZ 2 is rejigging its schedule to put its best foot forward against Three’s season premiere of Dancing With the Stars NZ this weekend. As previously posted, it will roll out Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday night barely a week after the variety show’s UK launch. And on Monday, it’s pre-empting 60 Seconds and Skin […]

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Three to Air Rugby World Cup 2021

Key Rugby World Cup 2021 matches, including the semi-finals and final, will screen free-to-air on Three under a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery NZ, Spark Sport and World Rugby. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport and World Rugby confirm Warner Bros. Discovery NZ as free-to-air broadcast partner for Rugby World Cup 2021 Spark Sport and World […]

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Tango Time for Dancing With the Stars NZ

Three’s Dancing With the Stars NZ will return on April 24 with new judges James Luck and Lance Savali joining ballroom champion Camilla Sacre-Dellerup. The COVID-delayed new season will screen twice-weekly: 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Mondays. Here’s the media release: JUDGES REVEALED FOR THE NEW SEASON OF DANCING WITH THE STARS NEW ZEALAND  Ballroom champion […]

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Stars Set to Kick Up Their Heels

Olympians, celebrities and a boxer are among the contestants revealed today for Three’s Dancing With the Stars NZ. Here’s the media release: AOTEAROA, ARE YOU READY TO RUMBA? INTRODUCING DANCING WITH THE STARS NEW ZEALAND’S ALL-STAR CAST Discovery can today reveal the nine celebrity contestants competing for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in the highly anticipated new […]

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New Hosts Step Up for DWTS NZ

Clint Randell and Sharyn Casey will put their best foot forward as the new co-hosts of Dancing With the Stars NZ. Here’s the media release: Dancing with the Stars NZ waltzes back to Three and ThreeNow this autumn, with more glitz and glamour than ever before. Discovery can today reveal TV and radio personality Clint […]

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New-Look Late-Night Newshub

Discovery continues to reinvigorate Newshub coverage by revitalising the late-night bulletin with more “attitude”. As well launching a 5.30am Newshub weekday edition on Three, and introducing an 8.00 nightly bulletin for new channel Eden, the broadcaster has announced Ingrid Hipkiss will front the new-look Newshub Late from March 21 with livelier presentation and content. Here’s […]

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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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