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Encyclopedia > TV2 (New Zealand)
TV2
Launched June 30, 1975
Owned by TVNZ
Country New Zealand
Formerly called South Pacific Television
Channel 2
Website tv2.co.nz
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue VHF Band
normally tuned to 2
SKY Television Analogue Channel 2
Satellite
Freeview Channel 2
SKY Television Digital Channel 2
Cable
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 2

TV2 is a television channel in New Zealand, which is owned and operated by TVNZ. It targets a younger audience than its sister network, TV One. TV2's line up consists of dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows both imported from the United States, and produced in New Zealand. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CSD Current list: Category:Candidates for speedy deletion There are a few, limited, cases where admins can delete Wikipedia pages on sight. Non-admins can ask for an admin to delete such a page, either by listing it on speedy deletions, or by adding either a {{delete}} or... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The TVNZ Television Centre in Central Auckland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... South Pacific Television logo, 1976 South Pacific Television was a television channel in New Zealand, which operated between 1976 and 1980. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: SKT; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is New Zealands first pay television service and is at present, 2007, New Zealands largest pay television operator. ... possible Freeview logo FreeView is a non-profit free-to-air digital television service planned for New Zealand. ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: SKT; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is New Zealands first pay television service and is at present, 2007, New Zealands largest pay television operator. ... TelstraClear is New Zealands second largest full-service telecommunications company. ... Current TVNZ logo Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is the main broadcaster of television in New Zealand, established in 1980 through the merger of Television One and TV2 (formerly South Pacific Television). ... TV ONE is a free to air New Zealand television channel run by TVNZ. It is primarily targeted at a more mature audience, with a broad range of programming including ONE News and Current Affairs and ONE Sport. ...

Contents

History

TV2 was formed following the dissolution of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation in 1975, and took over the AKTV2 and CHTV3 stations in Auckland and Christchurch. It began broadcasting in those cities on 30 June of that year, but did not begin broadcasting in Wellington until that November. Public broadcasting in New Zealand has undergone many changes since radio broadcasts first commenced in the 1920s. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Christchurch (Māori: ) is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ...


TV2 opened with a Telethon for the St John Ambulance Service. As there was only one national link, and TV One had priority, TV2 used the link overnight to feed the next day's programmes between Auckland and Christchurch so they could be broadcast simultaneously. In 1976 TV2 was renamed South Pacific Television, and along with TV One and Radio New Zealand it became part of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand (BCNZ) in 1977. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Pacific Television logo, 1976 South Pacific Television was a television channel in New Zealand, which operated between 1976 and 1980. ... Radio New Zealand Limited is New Zealands public service radio broadcaster. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


In 1980 South Pacific Television (which reverted to its original name of TV2) and TV One merged to form Television New Zealand, with the promise of 'complementary programming'. In 1981, tenders were called for the supply of programmes for TV2's morning slot. The following year Northern Television began producing programmes as the first private enterprise TV broadcaster in the country. In 1983 Northern TV was forced to close due to high costs and low advertising revenue. The TVNZ Television Centre in Central Auckland. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


The National government debated selling off TV2 to a private enterprise in 1983, but this did not happen. In 1988 the Labour government dissolved BCNZ, and deregulated the broadcasting market. With the launch of TV3 in 1989, TV2 (now rebranded 'Channel 2') moved away from complementary programming and repositioned itself as an entertainment channel, leaving more serious programming to TV One. In 1995 Channel 2 reverted to its old name, TV2. The New Zealand National Party (National or the Nats) currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party represented in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the parliamentary Opposition. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ... TV3 is a commercial television station in New Zealand. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


On September 22, 2007, TV2 is expected to go into 16:9 widescreen on Freeview 24 hours a day. is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... possible Freeview logo FreeView is a non-profit free-to-air digital television service planned for New Zealand. ...


Programming

TV2 screens a variety of local and international (mostly American) shows. Apart from 20/20, news and sport is usually catered for by sister channel TV One. TV ONE is a free to air New Zealand television channel run by TVNZ. It is primarily targeted at a more mature audience, with a broad range of programming including ONE News and Current Affairs and ONE Sport. ...


News Programming

News and sport is usually catered for by sister channel TV One. However, the show does feature one news show, 20/20, based on the American show of the same name. While TV2 has never had its own newscast, TV2 once featured headline updates at the top of the hour, but these were discontinued in 2002. TV2 does broadcast headlines for the ONE News bulletin at 5:00pm and 5:30pm. TV ONE is a free to air New Zealand television channel run by TVNZ. It is primarily targeted at a more mature audience, with a broad range of programming including ONE News and Current Affairs and ONE Sport. ... This article is about the television show. ... ONE News One News is the news-service produced by Television New Zealand. ...


Original Programming

TV2's original programming is also produced and filmed in New Zealand.. Due to the small population of New Zealand, and TV2's small viewing audience when compared to TV networks in America and the United Kingdom, most shows have a low budget as the television viewing audience in New Zealand is not large enough to justify high cost programming. Many shows also rely on government subsidies provided via New Zealand On Air. Most of TV2’s original programming is reality shows, which are known to be much cheaper to produce than scripted programming.


Notable current original programming includes:

Notable past original programming includes: Shortland Street is New Zealands longest-running soap opera airing each weeknight on TVNZs TV2. ... Motorway Patrol is a New Zealand crime show. ... For the Finnish Free Cable Channel, see MoonTV. Moon TV is a New Zealand television comedy show. ... Sensing Murder tells the stories of unsolved murders and all the facts known about them so far, while input from New Zealand and Australian psychics adds a further dimension to the stories. ... NZ Idol, is the New Zealand version of the British television show Pop Idol. ... Treasure Island is a popular reality television game show produced in New Zealand as well as in Ireland and Australia. ...

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Imported Programming

The majority of TV2's line up is imported from other television markets, mostly from the United States. TV2 has a contract with the ABC for supply of most of its American programmes. Programmes also come from the NBC and CBS. Notably, TV2 features no shows from FOX, apart from American Idol, The O.C., and Mad TV as American Idol is distrubuted by Fremantle Media. The The O.C and MAD TV are supplied through TVNZ's Warner Bros. agreement, as FOX has an exclusive agreement with TV2's main rival, TV3. In a rare situation, TV2 is currently screening episodes of ABC drama Men in Trees months in advance of the US, as ABC decided to attach these episodes onto the second season of the show. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... FremantleMedia (formerly All-American Television and Pearson Television) is an independent production company that holds the rights to the Goodson/Todman game show library which includes such classic game shows as The Price is Right, Match Game, Ive Got a Secret, and Family Feud. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... “WB” redirects here. ... TV3 is a commercial television station in New Zealand. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Men in Trees is a romantic comedy-drama television series starring Anne Heche. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...


Notable Imported programming includes:

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Companys main television studio — and Cherry Productions. ... For the Asian version of this program, see The Amazing Race Asia. ... Ugly Betty is a American television comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, Rebecca Romijn, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ... Lost is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Australia and the United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ... This article is about the drama series. ... Men in Trees is a romantic comedy-drama television series starring Anne Heche. ... This article is about the television series. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Cast of Primeval: (left to right:) Hannah Spearritt, Andrew-Lee Potts, Douglas Henshall, Lucy Brown, James Murray and Mark Wakeling. ...

New Shows

These shows will come to TV2 in the near future.[citation needed] Most of the shows have in fact been canceled in their country of origin but TV2 will still screen many of them.

Program Type Nation Original Network Status In Home Nation
Charm School Reality  New Zealand TV2 Yet to premiere
Entourage Drama  United States HBO Active
Happy Hour Sitcom  United States FOX Canceled
In Case of Emergency Sitcom  United States ABC Canceled
The Class Sitcom  United States CBS Canceled
The Knights of Prosperity Sitcom  United States ABC Canceled
Twenty Good Years Sitcom  United States NBC Canceled
Smith Drama  United States CBS Canceled
The Nine Drama  United States ABC Canceled
Traveler Drama  United States ABC Canceled
Six Degrees Drama  United States ABC Canceled
Notes from the Underbelly Sitcom  United States ABC Renewed for a second season
Four Kings Sitcom  United States NBC Canceled
Torchwood Drama  United Kingdom BBC Three Renewed for a second season
Primeval Drama  United Kingdom ITV Renewed for a second season
Kyle XY Sci-Fi  United States ABC Renewed for a second season

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Current Primetime Schedule

7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM
SUN The Zoo Sunday Premiere Movie Sunday Late Night Movie*
MON Shortland Street Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Brothers and Sisters Ghost Whisperer
TUE The Amazing Race Sensing Murder Police Ten-7 Motorway Patrol
WED Two and a Half Men Scrubs The Nine The Contender 3
THU Supernanny McLeod's Daughters 20/20
FRI Freddie Four Kings What About Brian The Friday Night Project Distraction
SAT The Class Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For The Next Doll Saturday Night Movie

News and Current Affairs are in Grey; Drama is in Blue; Sitcoms, Animation and Comedy are in Purple; Lifestyle programs are in Green; Factual programs and Documentaries are Yellow; Reality, Game shows and Talk shows are in Red; Sport is in Orange; Movies are in Pink. The above represents TV2's usual primetime schedule. It does not reflect one-off events, and program starting times may vary from those shown. This schedule is current as of 2007-08-07. For up-to-date information, see TV2's online television guide. (link). *This programme will start anytime after 9:30pm and continues until at least 11:30pm. †This programme is interrupted for 5 minutes at 8:00pm for the Lotto draw. Shortland Street is New Zealands longest-running soap opera airing each weeknight on TVNZs TV2. ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... Brothers and Sisters can refer to: Brothers and Sisters (band) is an indie folk rock/country band from Austin, Texas. ... Ghost Whisperer is an American television drama-fantasy-thriller that premiered on CBS September 23, 2005. ... The Amazing Race 11 (titled The Amazing Race: All-Stars) was the eleventh installment of the popular four time Emmy Award winner reality television show, The Amazing Race. ... Sensing Murder tells the stories of unsolved murders and all the facts known about them so far, while input from New Zealand and Australian psychics adds a further dimension to the stories. ... Motorway Patrol is a New Zealand crime show. ... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy-nominated television sitcom centered around a freewheeling bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother, Alan, moves in, along with Alans son Jake. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ... One of the Nazgûl portrayed in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Nazgûl (Black Speech: Ringwraiths, sometimes written Ring-wraiths), also known as the Nine Riders or Black Riders (or simply the Nine), are evil servants of Sauron... The Contender 3 is a reality television show based on the sport of boxing, but with an element of the (super middleweight) competitors lives and relationships with each other within the shows living quarters, based in Pasadena, California. ... Supernanny is a British reality television programme that has been broadcast or slightly adapted in other countries. ... McLeods Daughters is an Australian television drama set in the rural outback. ... This article is about the television show. ... Freddie was a television sitcom created by, and starring, Freddie Prinze, Jr. ... Four Kings was a sitcom introduced as a part of NBCs winter 2006 programming but cancelled before the end of the season. ... What About Brian was an American dramatic television series created by Dana Stevens and co-produced by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot Productions. ... The Friday Night Project is a British comedy-variety show by Princess Productions that first aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in February 2005. ... Distraction is also a television game show: Distraction (game show) Distraction is the diverting of the attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. ... The Class is a television sitcom created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... There exist several lotteries in New Zealand all falling under the jurisdiction of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZLC), New Zealand’s only gaming provider. ...


Logos

TV2 has had numerous logos throughout its history. The current logo is highly comparable to that of BBC Two. This article is about the set of idents used on BBC Two between 1991 and 2001. ...

See also

For a more extensive list of programs screened on TVNZ, see List of TVNZ television programming. This is an incomplete list of televison programmes past and present on Television New Zealand that are made in New Zealand. ...


External links

  • Official Site

Sources

  • TVNZ

References


 
 

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