Cate Slater


TVNZ renews ITV deal despite output issues

New Zealand’s TVNZ has renewed its output deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) despite yesterday pointing to the ill effects of a similar agreement. The multi-year agreement means the commercially funded public broadcaster will have a first look at all ITVSGE shows across the drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and documentary genres. Yesterday, TVNZ revealed […]

Disney output deal drags TVNZ profit down 89%

TVNZ has claimed its programming output deal with Disney is a key factor behind a whopping 89% drop in full-year profits. The New Zealand broadcaster reported that its deal with Disney was now “loss making”, and has booked a NZ$12.4 million (US$8.9 million) provision for the full year to recognise further forecasted losses. Traditional US […]

Will & Grace reboot heads to TVNZ

The upcoming reboot of US comedy Will & Grace is headed to New Zealand commercial channel TVNZ. A deal with distributor NBCUniversal includes rights to the show, which last week was renewed for a second season before the first of the reprisal has gone out. The show will play on TVNZ2 later this year, along […]

TVNZ names new content bosses

Cate Slater has been upped to director of content and Andrew Shaw to deputy director. She replaces Jeff Latch who is leaving the broadcaster. He resigned in March after 23 years at TVNZ. Slater is a rights and distribution specialist having been at IMG in Europe and Australasia. She joined Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ in 2013 […]