Discovery NZ plans 70% local content boost & new channel launches

Discovery New Zealand has pledged a 70 per cent increase in local content, amid a raft of plans for the region, including the launch of two new channels and the expansion of its news offering and on-demand service ThreeNow. The factual giant’s investment in local programming includes a slate of new shows for its general […]

News round-up: ‘Popstars’ format in NZ return; ‘Masked Singer’ adapted by Three; Red Sauce makes new hires 

‘Popstars’ format revived in NZ New Zealand’s TVNZ 2 has commissioned a revival of reality talent format Popstars, to be produced by Screentime New Zealand in partnership with Warner Music New Zealand. The original late-90s series followed the creation and development of all-female pop band TrueBliss, while this new series will reimagine the show for a […]

New Zealand gets Married at First Sight

New Zealand network Three is getting its own version of Red Arrow International format Married at First Sight. The MediaWorks-owned channel will produce its version ahead of broadcast between October and December this year, and has licensed a new package of English-language versions of the format from the UK, US and Australia. MediaWorks already runs […]