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MEDIA RELEASE 2014

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

THE EDGE TV UNVEILS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING

The Edge TV has secured its first international programming. Sonic Highways is an eight-part documentary following the Foo Fighters recording their latest album.

MediaWorks Radio Group Content Director, Leon Wratt says: “I am thrilled to have Sonic Highways premiere in New Zealand on The Edge TV. This is The Edge TV’s first international show, and a taste of things to come for the channel. The next few months are going to be exciting.”

Sonic Highways premieres Sunday, 19 October at 9pm on The Edge TV (Freeview Channel 11 and Sky Channel 114), and will be available ondemand at therock.net.nz.

“It is excellent to see our stable of brands working together to leverage opportunities. Sonic Highways is an ideal brand fit for both The Edge and The Rock, so it makes sense to utilise both platforms.” says Leon.

In this new series, Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.

Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl directs the series, which taps into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York. The band based themselves at a legendary recording studio integral to the unique history and character of each location.

Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways is, in Grohl’s words, “a love letter to the history of American music.”

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2014 MEDIA RELEASES

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

THE CHARLOTTE RYAN BREAKFAST SHOW ON KIWI FM

Starting next Monday, Charlotte Ryan will host the Kiwi FM Breakfast Show (Weekdays), moving from her regular afternoon spot on the Kiwi FM Drive Show, Afternoon Delight. more

MediaWorks Radio has appointed Leon Wratt as Group Content Director – Music. more

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

KANOA LLOYD JOINS 3NEWS

MediaWorks TV is delighted to confirm that Kanoa Lloyd will join Ingrid Hipkiss and Emma Brannam in the 3News weather presenting team. more

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

THE EDGE REBRANDS

The Edge welcomes Ed Sheeran back to New Zealand in April 2015, and to celebrate we are doing something radical, something absolutely unprecedent-ED. more

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

THE BLOCK NZ HEATS UP WITH DINNER WARS

Dinner Wars, one of the most controversial and creative challenges of The Block NZ is back - this week things are heating up in more than just the kitchen for Maree & James, Jo & Damo, Alex & Corban, and Quinn & Ben. more

TV3 and South Pacific Pictures are on the hunt for a young man to play the teenage character of Wolfgang West in the upcoming series West Side Story, the prequel to the iconic series Outrageous Fortune. more

The 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten (JABAT) comedians are running their own version of election coverage, with a schedule of entertainment and comedy across TV3, Kiwi FM, the web and social media this Friday and Saturday under the banner DERISION ’14. more