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MEDIA RELEASE 2015

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

THE X FACTOR NZ CROWNS BEAU MONGA THE SEASON TWO WINNER!

Beau Monga has been crowned the winner of The X Factor NZ during tonight’s Grand Final Decider broadcast LIVE on TV3. Nyssa Collins was the runner up, with Brendan Thomas and The Vibes coming third.

The 21-year-old beat-boxer and singer made his mark on the show during TV Auditions when he performed ‘Hit The Road Jack’ by Ray Charles, which went viral with over 4 million views before the launch of The X Factor NZ back in February.

Beau has pushed boundaries throughout the show, performing with a loop pedal, rapping, singing and dancing – he has proven that he is a true performer.

Along with the much-coveted title, Beau has won a recording contract with Sony Music International, and all new, first ever Mazda CX-3.

The X Factor NZ Co-Executive Producer Andrew Szusterman congratulated Beau and The X Factor NZ production team.

“We are so incredibly pleased with what Beau has achieved this season. He has continued to learn, develop and shine on The X Factor stage and New Zealand has chosen him as their winner. Tonight is the result of many weeks of hard work and determination, both from the contestants and the production team, I couldn’t be more proud.”

Managing Director Sony Music New Zealand Ltd, Kim Boshier says: “This year’s finalists were incredibly diverse and clearly talented. We’re really looking forward to working with Beau and building a long and successful career.”

Beau’s debut single ‘King and Queen’ is an original and will be available to purchase on iTunes NZ from 9.30pm tonight. Beau’s self-titled album will include a selection of his favourite covers from the show re-recorded available for pre-order from tonight and will be released on Friday the 5th June.

The X Factor NZ is a SYCO owned format co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia, with support from broadcast sponsor McDonald’s, and programme partners Fruttare, 2degrees, VO5, Mazda, and SKYCITY Auckland. MediaWorks is proud to have funding support from NZ on Air.


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2015 MEDIA RELEASES

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

MediaWorks Ownership Update

MediaWorks is now majority owned by Oaktree, which has a 77.8% share of the business, after recently purchasing shares from RBS and Westpac. The transactions were lodged with the companies office this morning. more

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. more

MediaWorks is excited to announce that restaurateur and chef Al Brown will join the 2015 series of MasterChef New Zealand. more

Mike McRoberts and Melissa Davies will lead 3News’ comprehensive coverage of the 100-year anniversary of the Anzac troops landing in Gallipoli, LIVE from the Turkish peninsula commencing the 20th of April. more

Friday, 17 April, 2015

KARYN HAY TO FLY SOLO ON RADIOLIVE

Karyn Hay will be the solo host of RadioLIVE’s evening talk show after Anzac Weekend, with co-host Andrew Fagan, leaving the station. more

MediaWorks Holdings Limited (“MWL”) and Nine Live have announced the formation of a joint venture to launch a New Zealand-based Events company MediaWorks Nine Live. more

MediaWorks is moving TV3’s weekly current affairs programme to Sunday nights, as part of an innovative News and Current affairs hour broadcast in the premium 6-7pm timeslot. more

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