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2012 Media Releases

Monday, 26 November, 2012

TV3 CONFIRMS LINE-UP FOR NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME - DUNCAN GARNER AND GUYON ESPINER TO CO-HOST ‘3RD DEGREE’

The weekly one-hour programme will feature stories from some of New Zealand’s top journalists, including Paula Penfold, Sarah Hall, Guyon Espiner and  Melanie Reid (the core team behind TV3’s award-winning '60 Minutes'), and new additions to the team Phil Vine and Samantha Hayes.   

'3rd Degree' will bring a human face to the issues that matter to Kiwis, confronting the people who need to be confronted, probing the secrets that need to be uncovered, and celebrating New Zealanders who are living extraordinary lives.  

'3rd Degree' is executive produced by Terence Taylor (currently executive producer of '60 Minutes'), who comments:

“It’s just fantastic to see MediaWorks backing a major new current affairs programme, especially in the current economic climate.  

“With Sam and Phil joining an already stellar team of journalists and producers, we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to repay the company’s faith in long-form current affairs,” he says.

Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner were professional ‘arch rivals’ for many years as poltical editors for TV3 and TVNZ, and are personal friends.  They recently teamed up for the first time to present the '3 News' special on Budget 2012.   As well working on 3rd Degree, Duncan hosts the Drive show on Radio LIVE beginning on Monday 3 December.  

'60 Minutes' finals on TV3 on Sunday 2 December, finishing on a high after winning Best Current Affairs Series at the recent New Zealand Television Awards 2012. Melanie Reid and producer Eugene Bingham shared the prestigious Investigation of the Year award for their work on Bronwyn Pullar and the ACC privacy breach.  Melanie was named Journalist of the Year, while Best Current Affairs Camera went to Daniel Grade and Best Current Affairs Editing  to Bob Grieve.

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2012 Media Releases

International pop sensation Daniel Bedingfield will join Stan Walker on the judging panel for TV3’s The X Factor NZ. more

MediaWorks TV is inviting Kiwis to have their say on the issues of the day, with brand new primetime current affairs show The Vote, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

Friday, 07 December, 2012

JEFF WILSON JOINS LIVESPORT RADIO

Former All Black and Black Cap, Jeff Wilson will co-host the LiveSPORT ‘Breakfast of Champions’ radio show, starting on 7 January, 2013. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner will front new current affairs programme 3rd Degree, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

Hayley Holt has been announced as the new co-host of the MORE FM Breakfast show, joining Marc Ellis and Stu Tolan from January 2013. more

MediaWorks TV is delighted to welcome Rachel Cormack as Director of Research and Insights. more

Multi-platinum recording artist Stan Walker will be one of four judges for The X Factor NZ, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

TV3 will broadcast season two of multi-award winning Homeland within 24 hours of its worldwide premiere. more

Between September 20-25, 2012, MediaWorks is making a number of technical changes to the way TV3, FOUR, TV3+1 and C4 are broadcast. more

The wait is over! The first local version of global television phenomenon The X Factor is coming to TV3 in 2013. more

TV3 is throwing open the doors of the most talked-about block in the country, and inviting the public to visit the four houses made famous by hit TV show The Block NZ. more

Prime Minister John Key today hosted the 2012 edition of The Prime Minister’s Hour, an annual event on RadioLIVE. more

‘Heavenly Creature’, Anne Perry, speaks to Guyon Espiner in an exclusive television interview, on 60 Minutes broadcast this Sunday (July 27) on TV3. more

3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes, bringing the London experience into Kiwi living rooms. more

The whistle-blower in the ACC privacy fiasco, Bronwyn Pullar, speaks to Melanie Reid on 60 Minutes in an exclusive television interview, broadcast this Sunday (June 10) on TV3. more

Radio Network Mai FM has began broadcasting in Wellington today on 100.5FM, bringing New Zealand’s Hottest Hip Hop ‘n’ R&B to the capital. more

Outrageous Fortune’s Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall are joining forces again in THE BLUE ROSE, a new South Pacific Pictures comedy/drama for TV3, which commences shooting next month. more

MediaWorks TV has confirmed it will be increasing its investment in local programming in preference to renewing the company’s CBS output deal. more

Friday, 25 May, 2012

Four Named Media Brand Of The Year

MediaWorks’ television channel FOUR was last night named Media Brand of the Year at the CAANZ Media Awards. more

Two of the country’s foremost political journalists are joining forces for the first time, for Budget 2012, a 3 News special, screening at 2pm, Thursday 24 May on TV3 – and streaming LIVE at 3news.co.nz/budget2012. more

Sports star turned broadcaster Mark Richardson is to host the first local version of international hit renovation-reality format The Block, coming soon to TV3 screens. more

TV3 is breaking new ground in the brand-funded content space with a blue-chip family of sponsors for upcoming hit renovation-reality series The Block NZ. more

MediaWorks Radio (MWR) scooped 21 of the total 52 awards up for grabs at yesterday’s 2012 NZ Radio Awards. more

The Simpsons made history for FOUR on Sunday night, when a quarter of a million viewers tuned into the 500th episode of the hit animated series. more

Tuesday, 08 May, 2012

New Appointment For MediaWorks Radio

MediaWorks Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Headland to the position of Network Sales Manager. more

MediaWorks Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Knox to the position of Business Development & Product Manager, MediaWorks Radio. more

MediaWorks has appointed Paul Maher to the position of Chief Executive, Television. more

Friday, 23 March, 2012

Carly Flynn Joins TV3's 'Target'

Former news anchor Carly Flynn is turning her investigative attention to the trials and tribulations of Kiwi consumers, joining Brooke Howard-Smith at the helm of popular TV3 consumer programme Target. more

Filming has begun on Chelsea New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker, and with a record number of applicants, the latest season is shaping up to be sweeter than ever! more

TV3 has appointed Richard Sutherland to the new role of Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs. more

The first in-depth interview with David Bain will be broadcast this Sunday (March 4) on 60 Minutes, 7.30pm on TV3. more