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MEDIA RELEASE 2014

Friday, 21 November, 2014

Three60 REACHES 100TH EPISODE MILESTONE

TV3’s weekly international news programme Three60 celebrates its 100th episode this Sunday, November 23rd at 9.30am.

The programme is New Zealand’s only comprehensive weekly review of international news, enriched with comments and opinions from a wide range of New Zealand based experts.

TV3’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings says, “New Zealand has always been a country that has looked outward – we are great travellers and are deeply interested in other countries cultures and world affairs. Three60 reflects that interest and is steadily growing its audience.”

Three60 presenter Mike McRoberts adds, “There’s really no other show like it on TV at the moment – it gives viewers the chance to catch up on the week’s biggest international stories and have them put into context by an impressive array of local commentators.

“Having travelled around the globe reporting on some of the world’s biggest stories it’s great to be part of show that focuses each week on the most important international news.”

MediaWorks launched the show in May 2012 with support from sponsor Massey University.

Massey’s Assistant Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) Cas Carter says the partnership with Three60 continues to deliver quality thought provoking television in a fast changing media environment.

“Massey is continually building on its international connections and deepening its collaborations with key international partners to generate new knowledge and find solutions to the big issues that challenge us all. So it is very important to have a platform for intelligent analysis and debate of global affairs.

“We commend TV3 for recognising the need for this programme and congratulate them on reaching the 100th milestone.”

The 100th show this coming Sunday, will be the final one for 2014 as the show breaks the holiday period, and will be taking a closer look at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to NZ and also review some of the major international stories to hit the headlines this year, including IS, Gaza, Ukraine and Ebola.

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2014 MEDIA RELEASES

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