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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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Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

THE CHARLOTTE RYAN BREAKFAST SHOW ON KIWI FM

Starting next Monday, Charlotte Ryan will host the Kiwi FM Breakfast Show (Weekdays), moving from her regular afternoon spot on the Kiwi FM Drive Show, Afternoon Delight. more

MediaWorks Radio has appointed Leon Wratt as Group Content Director – Music. more

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

KANOA LLOYD JOINS 3NEWS

MediaWorks TV is delighted to confirm that Kanoa Lloyd will join Ingrid Hipkiss and Emma Brannam in the 3News weather presenting team. more

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

THE EDGE REBRANDS

The Edge welcomes Ed Sheeran back to New Zealand in April 2015, and to celebrate we are doing something radical, something absolutely unprecedent-ED. more

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

THE BLOCK NZ HEATS UP WITH DINNER WARS

Dinner Wars, one of the most controversial and creative challenges of The Block NZ is back - this week things are heating up in more than just the kitchen for Maree & James, Jo & Damo, Alex & Corban, and Quinn & Ben. more

TV3 and South Pacific Pictures are on the hunt for a young man to play the teenage character of Wolfgang West in the upcoming series West Side Story, the prequel to the iconic series Outrageous Fortune. more

The 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten (JABAT) comedians are running their own version of election coverage, with a schedule of entertainment and comedy across TV3, Kiwi FM, the web and social media this Friday and Saturday under the banner DERISION ’14. more