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Thursday, 29 May, 2014

MEDIAWORKS TV ANNOUNCES FOUR PLUS 1

MediaWorks will launch a ‘plus one’ version of popular entertainment channel FOUR on the Freeview and SKY platforms next month. The new channel will be an exact duplicate of FOUR, broadcast an hour later.

MediaWorks TV CEO, Paul Maher says the channel provides more choice and flexibility for viewers, and increased reach for advertisers.

“With FOUR Plus1 added to the existing TV3 Plus 1 channel and the 3NOW Video On Demand service, our viewers will have more options for watching their favourite TV3 and FOUR shows than ever before,” he says.

“Adding a plus one channel will also boost FOUR’s audience numbers, delivering increased value for our clients.”

Plus one channels have been shown to significantly increase overall audience share, locally and internationally. So far in 2014, TV3 Plus1 has contributed 8% to TV3’s primetime share of the key 25-54 year old audience. A similar boost is expected for FOUR following the launch of FOUR Plus 1.

Launched in 2011, FOUR is the fourth most significant TV channel in the New Zealand market, a popular entertainment channel aimed at 18-49 year-olds. Its schedule includes hit shows like The Simpsons, New Girl, Family Guy, America’s Next Top Model and Glee, plus a range of blockbuster and classic movies. FOUR was named Media Brand of the Year at the 2012 CAANZ Media Awards.

MediaWorks is promising a big winter on FOUR, including premiere seasons of The Witches of East End, Bad Teacher, and Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy Crazy Ones, plus all new episodes of favourites Face-Off, Family Guy, Community and Top Chef.

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Thursday, 20 November, 2014

3NEWS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

TV3’s flagship daily news bulletin was first broadcast at 6pm on 27 November 1989, providing New Zealanders with their first alternative home-grown television news service. Fast forward to 2014 and 3News is the cornerstone of a 24-hour multi-platform news and current affairs service. more

The two-hour finale of TV3’s ratings winner, The Block NZ was one of the most exciting television events of 2014. more

MediaWorks has been overwhelmed by Kiwi women applying to be part of the first series of The Bachelor New Zealand, which will screen on TV3 in 2015. more

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

THE EDGE HITS 250,000 ‘LIKES’ MILESTONE

The Edge radio brand is celebrating a social media milestone. more

TV3 has confirmed the release of the first audience tickets to the highly-anticipated recording of the television audition rounds for The X Factor NZ, starting on November 26 in Auckland. more

Tuesday, 04 November, 2014

NEW MAI BREAKFAST HOST REVEALED

The on air search is over and Lily Taurau will be the newest recruit at Mai! more

MediaWorks confirmed on Thursday night ‘s star-studded new season launch event that a New Zealand version of the international blockbuster The Bachelor will screen on TV3 and be key to its 2015 line-up. The series will encompass TV, radio and interactive elements, reinforcing the company’s commitment to cross-platform engagement opportunities across its businesses. more