Maori Television looking to secure free-to-air rights for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Maori Television have recently been in the media where it has been announced they are making an agressive bid for the Maori Television looking to secure free-to-air rights for the Rugby World Cup 2011. This is the response today from them; Maori Television provides this media statement in response to a number of queries today [ Read More ]

Sports Tonight celebrates 5th Birthday on TV3

Its Sports Tonight’s 5th birthday and sports obsessed Howard “Dobbo” Dobson and the team invite you to the celebrations when Sports Tonight 5th Birthday Bash screens on Friday, January 2nd at 10:30pm on TV3. Yes, Sports Tonight is celebrating its 5th birthday by screening a very special one hour celebration with camera links from some [ Read More ]

The 2008 New World International Netball series set for TV One

ONE Sport will have exclusively LIVE coverage of the Silver Ferns playing arch-rivals Australia, in the second game of The 2008 New World International Netball Series, from the Vector Arena in Auckland. Host Toni Street will be joined by commentators Julie Coney, Jenny-May Coffin and Kiri Wills. Broadcast Saturday 20 September, starting 7:30 on TV [ Read More ]

TVNZ apologises for Olympic broadcast glitch during Men's 200m Butterfly Final

TVNZ apologises to viewers who missed the end of the Men’s 200metre Butterfly final in which Kiwi swimmer Moss Burmester was placed fourth. A switching failure at the TVNZ headquarters in Auckland meant that viewers receiving the broadcast via satellite – either through SKY or on Freeview – missed the race Viewers with analogue transmission [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics huge success for TVNZ

The Beijing Olympics has attracted spectacular television audiences with over 2.6 million New Zealanders tuning in to TV ONE’s coverage over the weekend. Since its opening in the early hours of Saturday morning, Beijing 2008 has delivered 29% higher ratings than Athens 2004. “This is an outstanding result,” says TVNZ’s Head of Television Jeff Latch. [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV Highlights Second Week 2008

Geoff Bryan and Peter Williams will be presenting the 2008 Summer Olympics LIVE from Beijing. Highlights from the second week will include: Saturday 16 August – Day 8: Women’s Hockey (NZ v USA); Track & Field; Swimming Finals; Rowing; Track Cycling; and Sailing Finals. Sunday 17 August – Day 9: Women’s Marathon; Swimming Finals; Track [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV coverage in HD through Freeview

Freeview will be giving Kiwis access to the Olympics in high definition and 5.1 surround sound* on TV ONE, coupled with unprecedented 24/7 coverage on Freeview channel 20 – TVNZ Sport Extra. Steve Browning, GM of Freeview, comments: “More than 4 billion people are expected to watch the Olympic Games in Beijing, which will comprise [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV Coverage Week one

Let the Games begin! Geoff Bryan and Peter Williams will be presenting the 2008 Summer Olympics LIVE from Beijing. Events to watch on TV ONE during the first week will include: Saturday 9 August – Day One: highlights from the Opening Ceremony; Beach Volleyball; Women’s Basketball (NZ v Malawi); Cycling; Rowing heats (Men’s and Women’s [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympic Games online coverage from TVNZ

TVNZ has launched New Zealand’s online home of the Olympic Games at TVNZ’s dedicated Olympic website which is now LIVE. The site can be found at Nothing compares with the power and excitement of the Olympic Games, the greatest global sporting event. When the world’s elite athletes gather in Beijing this August, TVNZ will [ Read More ]

Tony Veitch resigns from TVNZ

Statement today from Rick Ellis of TVNZ: Earlier today I accepted the resignation of ONE News sports presenter Tony Veitch. His departure takes effect immediately. Tony has given TVNZ the contracted three month notice period. I have said that it is not necessary for him to work out his notice period. I have to say [ Read More ]