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MEDIA RELEASE 2014

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

MEDIAWORKS TV INKS NEW CONTENT DEAL WITH NBCUNIVERSAL

MediaWorks TV has announced a new agreement with US studio NBCUniversal, securing programming that will play across both TV3 and FOUR.

This deal gives MediaWorks TV exclusive New Zealand broadcast rights for some of the studio’s best new television shows, including: Heroes Reborn, the highly anticipated reboot of the hit sci-fi series; State of Affairs, starring Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) as a CIA analyst and top advisor to the President of the United States (played by Alfre Woodard); and “Traffic”-like action drama series Odyssey.

The new arrangement also includes a significant first run and library feature package, including Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6.

MediaWorks TV Director of Programming, Mark Caulton says: “This deal secures some of the very best new dramas from this year’s LA Screenings for TV3 and FOUR audiences. It is fantastic news for the company, our viewers and our clients.

Heroes Reborn was green-lit straight to series, and is expected to debut in the US in 2015. The original Heroes was a hit for both NBC and TV3 and we expect to bring the new series to New Zealanders soon after its US premiere.

Our audiences will also enjoy Katherine Heigl’s political drama State of Affairs; the exciting thriller/action series Odyssey; and at the other end of the spectrum, the provocative new relationship drama Satisfaction.”

Some of the new NBCUniversal content will screen on TV3 and FOUR later this year, with other programmes premiering as part of MediaWorks’ new season line up in 2015.


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2014 MEDIA RELEASES

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

THE BLOCK NZ 3 PREMIERES AT #1

New Zealanders voted with their remotes last night taking The Block NZ to #1 in its timeslot in the key 25-54 demographic. more

RadioLIVE has named Cliff Joiner as Network Director for the nationwide news and talk brand. more

MediaWorks and Kiwibank are taking viewer engagement to new levels when The Block NZ returns to TV3 on Tuesday night, with their innovative new game Block Out Live. more

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The first audience numbers for MediaWorks’ newest TV channel show 1.2 million viewers tuned in to The Edge TV in the past month, making it the #1 music television channel in the market, with a 35% margin on its nearest competitor. more

MediaWorks is launching a new fashion ‘pop-up’ channel through TV3’s video on-demand service 3NOW for New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW). more

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014

THE BLOCK NZ ADDS TO THE ACTION IN 2014

TV3 announced today that their top-rating show The Block NZ will screen an additional episode each week when series three premieres on August 26th at 7.30pm. more

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