SailGP to Resurface on ThreeNow

The SailGP F50 catamaran fleet on Race Day 2 of the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix three months ago.

ThreeNow is adding full live coverage of SailGP from this weekend.

Here’s the media release:

New Zealand – June 14, 2023 – Kiwis across the country can enjoy the most exciting racing on water thanks to a new, exclusive partnership between Warner Bros. Discovery and SailGP with full coverage of the Season 4 Championship coming live to ThreeNow.

The announcement comes just days before the season-opening event, the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier, unfolding this weekend (16-17 June CDT, 17-18 June NZST) on Chicago’s skyline stadium.

Fans will be able to stream all 12 SailGP events live on ThreeNow through the platform’s pop-up ThreeSport channel. This weekend’s coverage will commence from 9 a.m. NZST, Saturday June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2023. Delayed coverage will also be available on Three at 4.30 p.m. NZST each day.

Juliet Peterson, Senior Director of Content and BVOD for Warner Bros. Discovery Australia and New Zealand said: “We are proud to celebrate our exclusive partnership with SailGP, bringing more sporting coverage to Kiwis and simultaneously making it as accessible as possible. We know our audiences are passionate sports fans and we are delighted to continue bringing key sporting moments to ThreeNow and Three.”

Karl Budge, APAC Commercial Director for SailGP said: “We’re delighted to announce Warner Bros. Discovery as the new home of SailGP in New Zealand, the spiritual home of sailing. For us, the alignment was natural. Their broad network provides the ideal platform to help grow our dedicated audience and bolster our established fan base in Aotearoa New Zealand.”

Today’s news follows another record-breaking season for one of the world’s fastest-growing sports and entertainment properties. More fans than ever before witnessed SailGP in Season 3, which recorded a total dedicated broadcast audience of more than 117 million – three-times the league’s Season 2 audience. Over 800+ hours of SailGP were broadcast globally, seen in more than 205 territories around the globe.

That landmark growth included a new record for New Zealand viewership, with more than 400,000 Kiwis tuning into the inaugural ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch, shown on ThreeNow, Three and Sky Sport NZ as part of an overarching partnership between the networks last season.

With race week right around the corner, New Zealand SailGP Team driver and co-CEO Peter Burling said: “We’ve always enjoyed incredible support at home and it’s great that more of our fans will be able to experience the excitement of SailGP, now free and easy to watch in New Zealand.”

  • Find out more and view the full season broadcast schedule at SailGP.com/Watch
  • The full SailGP Season 4 calendar can be found HERE
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8 Responses to “SailGP to Resurface on ThreeNow”

  1. I wonder when the FAST channels will be added to ThreeNow 🤔

  2. They are testing at the moment:

    Three Sports Popup
    WBTV Drama
    WBTV Teen Drama
    WBTV Reality
    WBTV True Crime
    WBTV Paranormal
    WBTV Comedy
    WBTV Retro Comedy
    WBTV Kids
    WBTV Classic Movies

  3. That’s great to hear! Are they in SD or HD?

  4. The Three Sports popup is 1920×1080 at 5.7mbits The others are just testing using Rush as the channel source.

  5. YAY, great to hear about the FAST channels. I wonder what the classic movies will be 🤔

  6. In my opinion there are 2 FAST channels missing, one for News and one for Sci-fi shows but otherwise it’s a good variety especially the 2 comedy channels, the retro one sounds like fun. I love old comedies 😁

  7. I expect the content is limited due to rights. Hence packaging the content differently to their US-based WBD Fast channels. These are the ones that were launched on Tubi and Roku and obviously are different to the NZ offering. They can be viewed with USA IP via Tubi or Roku apps or their website.

    WB TV Watchlist: premium TV shows series including “Westworld,” “Raised by Wolves,” “The Nevers,” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
    WB TV Keeping It Real: Reality shows including “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Finding Magic Mike” and “Fboy Island”
    WB TV All Together: shows with “characters who feel like family” including “Eight Is Enough,” “Better With You” and “Head of the Class”
    WB TV Sweet Escapes: baking competition shows including “Cake Boss,” “Extreme Cake Makers” and “Cake Wars”
    WB TV Paws & Claws: pet shows including “Dogs 101” and “My Cat from Hell”
    WB TV Slice of Life: series following people from “all corners of the world” including “Extreme Couponing,” “Breaking Amish” and “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”
    WB TV Welcome Home: Real estate and interior design shows including “Caribbean Life,” “Buying Hawaii,” and “Bahamas Life”
    WB TV At the Movies: Selection of classic films from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s
    WB TV How To: “curiosity-inspiring” series including “How It’s Made,” “How to Build Everything” and “How the Earth Works”
    WB TV Supernatural: shows including “Ghost Brothers,” “Paranormal Lockdown” and “Ghost Asylum”
    WB TV Crime Series: shows including “Murder Chose Me,” “A Crime to Remember,” and “Murder Comes to Town”
    WB TV Mysteries: shows like “Mysteries at the Museum,” “Mysteries at the Monument” and “Off Limits”
    WB TV Love & Marriage: shows including “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta,” “Four Weddings” and “A Wedding Story”
    WB TV Family Rules: series about real-life families including “Long Lost Family,” “The Little Couple” and “My Five Wives”

  8. Some good shows on your list, Philip. I see V is a Warner Bros show, I love the original series 😍

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