TVNZ captures the hearts and minds of New Zealanders through our compelling and diverse content, which is why we reach a mass audience every single day.
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is the most established broadcaster in New Zealand and is government owned but Commercially funded through advertising.
TVNZ originated from NZBC, commencing on the 1st June 1960, with the first ever New Zealand channel broadcasting in Auckland, two hours a day, two days a week.
Television advertisements began airing in April 1961 and were restricted to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Advertising remains a vital part of our business with ads now appearing on our platforms 7 days a week.
In 1975, NZBC was split into 3 separate state-owned corporations: Television One, Television Two and Radio New Zealand and by 1980 the two television channels merged to form TVNZ. In 1975, the iconic Goodnight Kiwi launched on TV2, signalling the end of nightly broadcasts for New Zealanders.
TVNZ’s OnDemand platform was launched in March 2007 predominantly a catch up service. Today it is NZ’s leading video on demand platform with over half a million kiwi’s tuning in every week.
In 2016 the channels were rebranded as TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2, TVNZ DUKE and TVNZ OnDemand becoming the channels you know and love.
We've grown to three free-to-air channels, NZ’s most trusted news brand, a market leading video on demand platform and two online news offerings representing New Zealand society.
TVNZ introduces TVNZ+. A new brand identity for a new era of TVNZ.
For you our advertisers this means that TVNZ offers opportunities to reach, engage and communicate with consumers in-home and out-of-home, when where and how you want to. And all delivered in a brand safe and premium environment.
Our platforms and channels all have their own curated and created content and distinctive personalities, but their strength lies in how they work together.
Check out our brands below
TVNZ 1 was New Zealand's first television channel
TVNZ 2 has the shows New Zealanders can’t help but watch
TVNZ DUKE is our youngest channel launched in March 2016
TVNZ+ is NZ’s largest BVOD platform!
1 NEWS is New Zealand’s most trusted News source
Re: is TVNZ’s youth-focused alternate news brand launched in 2017