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Encyclopedia > TV3 (New Zealand)
TV3
Launched 26 November 1989
Owned by MediaWorks NZ
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Country Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Website tv3.co.nz
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue VHF band
normally tuned to 3
SKY Television Analogue Channel 3
Satellite
Freeview DVB-S Channel 3
SKY Television Digital Channel 3
Cable
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 3

TV3 is a commercial television station in New Zealand. It began broadcasting on November 26, 1989 as the first privately owned television network in the country. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... MediaWorks NZ is a company based in New Zealand and listed on the New Zealand Stock Market. ... 576i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... 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: ; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is a New Zealand pay television service. ... Freeview is a non-profit organisation providing free-to-air digital television and digital radio to New Zealand. ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: ; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is a New Zealand pay television service. ... TelstraClear is New Zealands second largest full-service telecommunications company. ... Commercial broadcasting - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about a television transmitting location or company. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The station is part of the MediaWorks NZ group, which also operates the C4 music channel and numerous radio stations. MediaWorks NZ is a company based in New Zealand and listed on the New Zealand Stock Market. ... C4 is a music television station operating in New Zealand and owned by MediaWorks NZ. The station was originally named TV4, a station for an 18-30 year-old audience featuring a mix of programmes. ...

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History

Applications to apply for a warrant to operate New Zealand’s third television station opened in 1985. The Broadcasting Tribunal announced in 1987 that TV3 had won the warrant. TV3 initially aimed to provide a regionally based television service, with linked studios based in each of the four areas (Auckland, Wellington, Regional North Island, and South Island). For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... The Northland Region (Māori: ), one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ...


There were numerous delays that held back the start date of TV3. Litigation surrounded the granting of the warrant, as did the share market crash in October 1987, which wiped out a large proportion of the capital that TV3 required to establish the channel. The Minister of Broadcasting, Richard Prebble, announced in late 1987 that much of the UHF spectrum in New Zealand was to be auctioned to allow for an increased number of television channels, resulting in a reduction in the value of TV3’s warrant due to the increased competition. The drawn-out Tribunal process of frequency allocation that TV3 had just won would be replaced by a bidding process that would allocate frequencies in weeks rather than months or even years. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... Black Monday may refer to: A rock/metal garage band in Australia. ... The Honourable Richard William Prebble CBE, born 7 February 1948, was for many years a member of the New Zealand Parliament. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Competition is the act of striving against others for the purpose of achieving gain, such as income, pride, amusement, or dominance. ...


These problems resulted in the ambitious regional plans being rationalised before being shelved completely. The network was to be based in Auckland with limited studios and news and sales teams in the other main centres.


Broadcasting started on 26 November 1989, with a preview of what viewers could expect to see. Its first broadcast was a two-hour special previewing the network's programmes and featuring comedians David McPhail and Jon Gadsby playing cameramen. The TV3 slogan proclaimed, 'Come home to the feeling'. The following day about 60% of New Zealand "came home" to TV3's regular broadcasts. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Viewer can refer to: File viewer, a piece of computer software that displays the data stored in a computer file in a human-friendly form. ... David McPhail (born 19??) is a New Zealand comedic actor and writer. ... A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera. ...


Early in TV3's life, financial supporters of the network included The Walt Disney Company and NBC as a minority shareholding, who later sold their interest. Disney redirects here. ... This article is about the television network. ... A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ...


TV3 failed to gain ground against a recently revitalised TVNZ and was placed into receivership on May 2, 1990. It has been claimed that the receiver was called in too early and that advertising, which had been weak, was starting to improve. TV3 continued to broadcast, with the major creditor, Westpac Banking Corporation, supporting the network by taking a large shareholding. 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). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Advert redirects here. ... A creditor is a party (e. ... Westpac Banking Corporation, usually called Westpac, is the fourth largest bank in Australasia, after the National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and ANZ Bank and one of the largest banks in the South Pacific. ...


In hindsight, much of TV3's initial failure stemmed from trying to be everything to everyone, attempting to match the state broadcaster show-for-show, rather than finding niche areas where it could flourish. It also was difficult to break the habits of TV viewers, especially launching at summer, and with the main advertising medium for programmes (TVNZ) heavily promoting its own lineup. High hopes were placed on domestically produced TV shows such as The Billy T. James Show, Issues, and Letter to Blanchy (only the pilot was aired at first, though subsequent episodes were made). TV3 news anchorwoman Joanna Paul was one of the highest paid in the country at the time. It became apparent that the broad schedule meant that TV3 had used up its programmes too quickly. The state broadcaster, Television New Zealand, had been ready to take on the challenge. One early triumph was TV3's free-to-air coverage of the Gulf War, which was regarded as superior to that sourced by the state broadcaster on TV One. Billy T. James, MBE (born William James Taitoko, 1948; died August 7, 1991) was a well known and much loved entertainer and comedian from New Zealand. ... Issues can refer to: plural of issue 1999 album titled Issues by Korn This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The TVNZ Television Centre in Central Auckland. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


As TV3 badly needed investment during a climate of economic recession, the Government liberalised the rules on foreign ownership of television stations (lifting the 15% cap to 49% and later removing all restrictions), allowing TV3 to search for an investor overseas. In December 1991, CanWest took a 20 percent shareholding in TV3 and secured a management agreement allowing it full control to operate the station. CanWest introduced tighter controls on budgets while targeting the lucrative 18-49 year old audience. TV3’s audience share and advertising revenue steadily increased, leading to significant profits. TV3 also steadily increased its coverage of New Zealand, adding dozens of transmitters and translators, often with the assistance of New Zealand on Air. By 1998 approximately 97% of the population could receive the channel. An investor is any party that makes an investment. ... Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Antenna tower of Crystal Palace transmitter, London A transmitter is an electronic device which, usually with the aid of an antenna, propagates an electromagnetic signal such as radio, television, or other telecommunications. ... Look up Translator in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... New Zealand on Air or the Broadcasting Commission of New Zealand is a New Zealand government entity responsible for the funding of public good broadcasting and the promotion of New Zealand culture on radio and television in New Zealand. ...


Eventually, TV3's success came from defining itself through its flagship news programmes, its domestically produced current affairs' programmes, and its entertainment programming.


On 2 October 1996, TV3 announced that a reshuffle of its broadcast frequencies would enable it to launch a new network, to be called TV4 Network Limited, on the VHF band. TV4, which started on June 29, 1997, is a free to air network aimed at a younger audience than TV3. The launch was considered successful, with high brand recognition and ratings significantly higher than MTV, TV4’s television rival. TV4's opening broadcast was the controversial Tyson-Holyfield boxing rematch. [1] is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... C4 is a music television station operating in New Zealand and owned by Canwest MediaWorks NZ, a company 70% owned by Canadian broadcasting conglomerate Canwest. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This section contains a list of trivia items. ...


In April 1997 CanWest purchased Westpac’s 48% shareholding in TV3, taking CanWest’s stake to 68%. In June CanWest picked up the More FM Radio network, followed in November with the purchase of the remaining 32% of TV3. In April 1998, CanWest announced that it had made C$22m in the 6 months to February 1998 in New Zealand, up a third on the same period the year before. TV4 contributed positively to the result, with some of the increase due to the inclusion of More FM, while TV3 was continuing to experience strong revenue growth. MORE FM is a New Zealand radio network playing adult contemporary music. ... The designation C: (sometimes C: ) is the drive letter that refers to the main partition (or portion of an hard drive) on an MS-DOS or Windows personal computer. ...


Canwest's investments in New Zealand have developed considerably in New Zealand over the period that it has had interests in the country. TV4 continued to be a source of concern for the broadcaster the position of TV3 has been strengthened by alliances with SKY Television for sport and a series of high profile mistakes by TVNZ as it dealt with the dominance of SKY in pay television. The election of the Labour Government in 1999 would refocus TVNZ as a semi-non-commercial broadcaster and would mean that its focus on driving ratings and dominating the free to air television market would stumble. TV3 took advantage of this steadily working on ensuring a friendly public image. SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: ; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is a New Zealand pay television service. ... The 1999 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the 46th session of the New Zealand Parliament. ...


During 2004 the station was transferred into the ownership of Canwest MediaWorks NZ as a way of listing 30% of the Canadian company's New Zealand assets on the New Zealand share market. TV3's parent company TVWorks announced its annual revenue at $124 million in October 2004 which were $13 million up from the previous financial year.


In May 2007 it was announced that Ironbridge Capital, an Australian private equity firm, was paying $386 million or $2.43 a share for the 70 per cent of CanWest MediaWorks NZ owned by CanWest Global Communications. It was also offering the same price to minority shareholders under a full takeover bid.


On air

See also: List of programmes broadcast by TV3 (New Zealand)

This is a list of television programmes broadcast by TV3 in New Zealand. ...

News

TV3 operates a significant news and current affairs department, responsible for over 9 hours of peak programming weekly. News and current affairs programming is in constant high demand by advertisers and attracts premium rates. TV3's flagship one-hour bulletin, 3 News is aired nightly at 6pm. TV3 also has a number of other news and current affair programmes including Sunrise, a Weekday breakfast news and information programme, which lauched on October 2, 2007. Presenters Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts. ... For the British television program, see Sunrise (UK TV series). ...

Presenters Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts. ... Presenters Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts. ... Campbell Live is a half hour current affairs programme weeknights at 7pm, following 3 News on TV3 hosted by New Zealand TV personality John Campbell. ... 60 Minutes is the name of a television newsmagazine show currently broadcast in New Zealand on TV3. ... See Nightline (disambiguation) for other uses of the term. ... For the British television program, see Sunrise (UK TV series). ...

Sport

TV3 currently holds the free-to-air rights to the A1GP and 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. It had previously held the delayed free-to-air rights to Cricket and Rugby Union, but lost the rights when SKY Network Television bought Prime Television. A1 Grand Prix is an international racing series to be held during the Northern Hemisphere winter off-season of the FIA Formula 1 grand prix series. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: ; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is a New Zealand pay television service. ... Prime Television New Zealand is the sixth national free-to-air television station in New Zealand. ...


Original Entertainment

TV3 screens a variety of locally-made programming. Like many other New Zealand television channels, TV3's programming is produced by outside companies.


Local programming includes:

broTown is New Zealands first adult-targeted animated series. ... Outrageous Fortune is a 1987 movie written by Leslie Dixon. ... Target is a consumer affairs television show in New Zealand hosted by Jeanette Thomas and Brooke Howard-Smith. ... Deal or No Deal in New Zealand is the New Zealand version of the international game show format. ... Pulp Sport is a low budget TV show filmed in New Zealand, that mixes sport with various styles of comedy. ...

Imported Entertainment

TV3 has a long term agreement with American TV Network FOX to purchase programing. TV3 also often purchases programing from CBS, NBC, and The CW. TV3 broadcasts entertainment programming targeted at the 18 – 49 age demographic, the most attractive audience group to New Zealand advertisers and their agencies. TV3 broadcasts mainly American shows, though it also features several locally produced shows, and some imported from Australia. FOX redirects here. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ...


TV3's international shows include:

For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... ANTM redirects here. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Bones is an American drama television series that premiered on the Fox Network on September 13, 2005. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Everybody Hates Chris is an African-American sitcom broadcast on the CW Network, featuring fictional characters and situations broadly based on real people and situations. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring. ... How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is a CBS sitcom that premiered on September 19, 2005. ... House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... This article is about the CBS television drama. ... For the FOX television series, see Killer Instinct (TV series) For the reference to the human behaviour, see Killer Instinct (human behaviour). ... This article is about the original television series. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... NCIS is a CBS network show about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... This article is about a television series. ... So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality show and competition that is broadcast on the Fox Network, on Fox Japan, on CTV in Canada, on Living in United Kingdom and Ireland and on Network Ten in Australia. ... Survivor is an American version of the Survivor reality television game show based on the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... The 4400 is a science fiction television program produced by the USA Network and Sky One. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real life Delta Force. ... Home and Away (also commonly known as H&A) is a Logie-winning soap opera that is produced in Sydney by the Seven Network since July 1987. ... Kath & Kim is a Logie Award-winning character-driven Australian television comedy series, created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley. ... Rove, formerly Rove Live is a Logie Award winning Australian weekly television talk show hosted by and named after Perth-born comedian Rove McManus. ...

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 Simpsons Kath & Kim Rules of Engagement CSI: Miami Burn Notice
MON Campbell Live 60 Minutes Heroes Bones
TUE Downsize My Pet Turn Back Your Body Clock NCIS Outrageous Fortune
WED Deal or No Deal SVU: Special Victims Unit Sea Patrol
THU The Simpsons Bro' Town Survivor: China Californication 30 Rock
FRI America's Next Top Model Rove Boston Legal
SAT The Simpsons Grand Designs Saturday Blockbuster

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 TV3'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 2007-10-09. For up-to-date information, see TV3's online television guide. (link). Simpsons redirects here. ... Kath & Kim is a Logie Award-winning character-driven Australian television comedy series, created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley. ... Rules of Engagement is a sitcom that debuted on CBS on February 5, 2007, as a midseason replacement, immediately following Two and a Half Men, in the time slot that was occupied by The New Adventures of Old Christine. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... A burn notice is an official statement issued by one intelligence agency to other agencies. ... Campbell Live is a half hour current affairs programme weeknights at 7pm, following 3 News on TV3 hosted by New Zealand TV personality John Campbell. ... 60 Minutes is the name of a television newsmagazine show currently broadcast in New Zealand on TV3. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring. ... Bones is an American drama television series that premiered on the Fox Network on September 13, 2005. ... NCIS is a CBS network show about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ... Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand television comedy/drama series, produced by South Pacific Pictures in 2005 and shown by TV3 on Tuesday nights. ... Deal or No Deal in New Zealand is the New Zealand version of the international game show format. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... Sea Patrol can mean:- A childrens story book series about talking sea animals: see Tales of the Sea Patrol Part of the name of various real past or present naval units, such as:- The Bering Sea Patrol The North Sea Patrol. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... BroTown is New Zealands first adult-targeted animated series. ... Californication is a portmanteau word derived from bumper stickers frequently seen on cars in the state of Oregon during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... This article is about the TV series. ... ANTM redirects here. ... Rove, formerly Rove Live is a Logie Award winning Australian weekly television talk show hosted by and named after Perth-born comedian Rove McManus. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Grand Designs is a Channel 4 TV series covering unusual architectural house-building projects, presented by Kevin McCloud and produced by Talkback. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Digital TV

TV3 is a member broadcaster of the Freeview platform as well as broadcasting on SKY Digital. TV3 began screening widescreen transmissions on both platforms on April 11, although TelstraClear InHomeTV, which gets most of its content from SKY Digital, switched back to screening the cropped version of TV3 for a couple of months due to customer complaints. TelstraClear resumed broadcasting the widescreen version of TV3 on 24 July 2007. TelstraClear is New Zealands second largest full-service telecommunications company. ... TelstraClear is New Zealands second largest full-service telecommunications company. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th 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 in the 21st century. ...


See also

Freeview is a non-profit organisation providing free-to-air digital television and digital radio to New Zealand. ...

Reference

  • TV3 Website 2006 [2] Retrieved Jan. 5 2006

External links

  • Official Site

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TV3 (New Zealand) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1274 words)
TV3 is a commercial television station in New Zealand.
The Minister of Broadcasting, Richard Prebble, announced in late 1987 that much of the UHF spectrum in New Zealand was to be auctioned to allow for an increased number of television channels, resulting in a reduction in the value of TV3’s warrant due to the increased competition.
TV3 news anchorwoman Joanna Paul was one of the highest paid in the country at the time.
Television New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1623 words)
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is the main broadcaster of television in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s wide-ranging adoption of neoliberal policies in the mid-1980s and 1990s had large sections of the state sector privatised.
New Zealand has provisionally agreed to implement DVB-T HDTV, but there are no indications that TVNZ will be the first broadcaster to transmit in HDTV.
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