Paul Henry returning to the screen?


The controversial and highly entertaining former TVNZ Breakfast host Paul Henry may soon return to television screens with the head of an American production company expressing interest in putting him back on air. Founder of US production company Ish Entertainment, Michael Hirschorn, said he had discussions about Henry with network executives and reactions were “enthusiastic”.

TVNZ has entered into an exclusive partnership with international gaming company Ginx TV

TVNZ has announced that they have formed a exclusive partnership with Ginx Tv, who are a global operator of video gaming channels, for exclusive access to Ginx gaming content for new youth channel U, launching 13 March. Eric Kearley, TVNZ’s Head of Digital Channels and Digital Media, is delighted that U will offer the first [ Read More ]

TVNZ launching youth channel and expanding public broadcasting channel


TVNZ will be expanding their public broadcasting channel TVNZ 7 and launch a much needed new commercial free to air youth orientated and targeted channel in march 2011, about time. TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said today the expanded TVNZ 7 channel would add a number of viewer favourites including pre-school children’s programmes from the current [ Read More ]

Applications are now open for TVNZ community support foundation

TVNZ has launched the next round of its free advertising airtime programme for New Zealand’s charitable organisations. Since the 1980s the TVNZ Community Support Foundation has provided more than $35 million of free advertising airtime to the country’s not for profit sector to promote their services and educate New Zealanders to build a better community.

Paul Henry’s tell all exclusive with New Idea

Paul Henry's tell all interview in New idea

Former Breakfast host Paul Henry says TVNZ encouraged him to be provocative – but then treated him unreasonably when his on-air comments sparked a public backlash and led to his resignation. Henry, breaking his silence to New Idea magazine, says he was “appalled” that New Zealand officially apologised after he ridiculed the name of senior [ Read More ]

TVNZ 7 puts the spotlight on Science and Technology this August

Calling all Science fanactics and tecnology specialists, TVNZ 7 is the channel you want to watch this August. TVNZ 7 highlights New Zealand innovation and development throughout August with its Spotlight on yScience + Technolog, in association with the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST).

New Ipad application coming to you soon

Hot on the heels of the release of iPad into the NZ market, TVNZ will be releasing its iPad app. The iPhone app was released in October 2009 and has been the Number One free news app since it launched last year. Critics have raved about it, one even called it better than CNN’s.

Respected Sunday presenter is leaving

Highly regarded Sunday presenter and long-time foreign correspondent, Cameron Bennett, is set to leave TVNZ after 24 years with the programme. He will continue on air until the end of August.

Reservoir Hill back for a second series

TVNZ is happy to announce that the Emmy-award winning interactive drama Reservoir Hill is back for a second series. The successful online series became the first New Zealand production to win an International Digital Emmy Award earlier this year. Now, TVNZ and production company KHF Media have secured funding from NZ On Air for a [ Read More ]

TVNZ announces big changes are ahead

After 20 years TVNZ has launched big changes to New Zealand television news and current affairs. TVNZ Head of News, Current Affairs, Sports, Maori and Pacific Anthony Flannery said today the proposed changes involved the introduction of new technology, training to make staff multi-skilled and a reorganisation of news and current affairs gathering processes and [ Read More ]