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.