PTV Network New Zealand & Independent Radio Service (Patrick Te Pou Broadcasting Ltd)

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I am sure asbestos was popular in the 80s too @PaddyTePou.

If you are going to post it about, you would know to be open to receive constructive criticism.

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REWIND SCHEDULE - SPRING SEASON 2023 (REPOST)

@SA_TV @TV4 @NuStraya @Damo Below are the mock details regarding the changes to the scheduling of Rewind, a nostalgia channel from PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster).

@fournews Although it has nothing to do with asbestos, I have had to make some adjustments to the schedule of Rewind.

It’s like a free-to-air equivalent of JONES! as a subscription channel on Sky (in real life) and brimming with old favourites in the fields of drama, comedy, light entertainment and children’s television. The content is drawn from various sources across the US and UK.

PROGRAMME CHANGES

ALF moves to weeknights at 5pm, followed by Full House at 5.30pm.

Moonlighting and St Elsewhere move one hour earlier to 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday nights and Rewind’s “Totally 80s” theme changes to “throwback drama”.

Family Matters, a US sitcom about the misadventures of the Winslow family from Chicago, moves half an hour earlier to 7.30pm as part of Rewind’s Friday night “all US sitcom” line-up. Growing Pains, Who’s the Boss?, Roseanne and Murphy Brown remain unchanged.

Magnum PI moves to Saturdays at 3pm as it is replaced on Thursdays at 7.30pm by Moonlighting. The A-Team moves an hour earlier to 1pm and Knight Rider to 2pm.

Strike It Lucky, the British game show hosted by Michael Barrymore, was initially dropped to make way for classic episodes of Coronation Street from the early 1980s (weeknights at 6.30pm with a next-day repeat at 11.30am - except Friday’s, which is being repeated the following Monday). Instead, the show is now part of Rewind’s new improved “all light entertainment” line-up on Saturday night (from 6pm), which also includes Beadle’s About, Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game and The Paul Daniels Magic Show at their new times.

Ever Decreasing Circles, The Incredible Hulk, Never the Twain, The Onedin Line and The Saint have been removed from the Rewind schedule but these and other classic TV titles are available as box sets on PTV+.

NEW SHOWS

CARD SHARKS
Weekdays at 8.30am
Hosted by Bob Eubanks, the 1986-89 version of this classic US game show (as seen on the American CBS network) sees contestants asking questions about how 100 people answer a poll question and playing a card game where they try to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence will be higher or lower. Weekday mornings on Rewind continue at 9am with Press Your Luck and Supermarket Sweep, followed by Chuck Woolery’s Love Connection at the new time of 10am, then the US drama Dallas at 10.30am.

RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY
Mondays at 7.30pm
Horace Rumpole (played by Leo McKern) is a middle-aged London barrister who plies the courtrooms of the Old Bailey, London’s criminal court. Rumpole refused to handle most suits and will never prosecute. He always defends. Each of his trials has both a history and a defeat in them, his clients who are acquitted often angrier than those who are found guilty. There is always at least one and often two subplots. Rumpole is followed by Howards’ Way at 8.30pm and Minder at 9.30pm as Rewind’s Monday night “all British drama” line-up continues.

ME AND MY GIRL
Wednesdays at 9.45pm
Richard O’Sullivan (Man About the House, Robin’s Nest) stars in this hit sitcom as widower Simon Harrap, who strives to combine a busy professional career in advertising and public relations with bringing up his dearly beloved daughter, Samantha. Rewind’s Wednesday night “all British comedy” line-up, from 7.30pm, also includes Hi-de-Hi!, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Open All Hours, French Fields and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.

TRAPPER JOHN MD
Thursdays at 9.30pm
Pernell Roberts (Bonanza) stars as the Korean War MASH unit veteran, “Trapper” John McIntyre, now the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital in a drama series that ran from 1979 to 1986. Joining him on the surgical staff is a brilliant young surgeon, George Alonzo “Gonzo” Gates (Gregory Harrison), who had also served in a MASH unit - in Vietnam. The show covers standard medical stories but it also takes chances with such subjects as AIDS, the Epstein-Barr Virus and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Trapper is preceded by Moonlighting at 7.30pm and St Elsewhere at 8.30pm as part of Rewind’s Thursday night “throwback drama” line-up.

VALERIE
Fridays at 8pm
Airing on US TV from 1986 to 1991, this is the saga of a mum juggling the demands of work, three sons and a frequently absent airline pilot husband. Then after star Valerie Harper has a falling-out with the producers, her character is killed off. Enter Sandy Duncan as the live-in aunt and surrogate mother figure, which leads to renaming the show first to Valerie’s Family and then The Hogan Family. The Hogans are preceded by the crazy antics of the Winslows, a large black middle-class Chicago family, in Family Matters at the new time of 7.30pm.

TAKE YOUR PICK!
Saturdays at 6.30pm
The late Des O’Connor hosts a British game show from the 1990s in which contestants picked from the studio audience play a game for cash prizes. This where they must answer questions without ever saying the words ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Des is preceded at 6pm by Michael Barrymore’s Strike It Lucky in its new, weekly timeslot and followed by more variety with Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game, the late Jeremy Beadle (aka “Britain’s master of practical jokes”) in Beadle’s About, The Paul Daniels Magic Show and The Two Ronnies from 7pm.

DEMPSEY AND MAKEPEACE
Saturdays at 10.40pm
Dempsey (Michael Brandon), a tough NYPD cop, is sent to London undercover police unit with the sophisticated, sexy, blonde Makepeace (Glynis Barber). They hunt down the top of London’s underworld - when not quarrelling. Dempsey and Makepeace are followed at 11.40pm by late night action with Cowley, Bodie and Doyle in The Professionals.

RETURN OF THE SAINT
Saturdays at 12.35am (overnight Sunday)
Staying up late on a Saturday night (or the wee small hours of Sunday morning)? If so, don’t miss the return of Simon Templar - aka “The Saint” (played by Ian Ogilvy) - as he travels around Britain and Europe. The Saint helps out the people he encounters, though he is also often summoned by past acquintances. After this, there’s more late night drama with Regan and Carter in their relentless pursuit of crime in London’s East End as The Sweeney (at 1.25am) rounds off Saturday night’s viewing on Rewind.

THE GOOD LIFE
Sundays at 7pm
Tom Good (Richard Briers) quits the rat race, and with wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal), converts the garden of their suburban home into a farm! Their neighbours, snobbish Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith) and her conventional husband Jerry (Paul Eddington), feel variously amused, offended and impressed. This classic BBC comedy is followed by the misadventures of cafe owner Rene Artois in ‘Allo ‘Allo!, then the antics of the Liverpool-based Boswell family in Bread, as Rewind’s Sunday night “best of British” line-up continues.

A TYPICAL WEEK’S SCHEDULE

MONDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Cockleshell Bay
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Inspector Gadget
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
7.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - DuckTales
7.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
8.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Fraggle Rock
8.30am: Card Sharks
9.00am: Press Your Luck
9.30am: Supermarket Sweep
10.00am: Love Connection
10.30am: Dallas
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Perry Mason
1.00pm: Matlock
2.00pm: Diagnosis: Murder
3.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Paddington Bear
3.05pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Smurfs
3.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Flintstones
4.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
4.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.00pm: ALF
5.30pm: Full House
6.00pm: The Muppet Show
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue
7.30pm: BRITISH DRAMA - Rumpole of the Bailey
8.30pm: BRITISH DRAMA - Howards’ Way
9.30pm: BRITISH DRAMA - Minder
10.30pm: The Bill
11.00pm: Night Court
11.30pm: Ironside
12.25am: Closedown

TUESDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Cockleshell Bay
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Inspector Gadget
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
7.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - DuckTales
7.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
8.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Fraggle Rock
8.30am: Card Sharks
9.00am: Press Your Luck
9.30am: Supermarket Sweep
10.00am: Love Connection
10.30am: Dallas
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Perry Mason
1.00pm: Matlock
2.00pm: Diagnosis: Murder
3.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Paddington Bear
3.05pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Smurfs
3.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Flintstones
4.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
4.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.00pm: ALF
5.30pm: Full House
6.00pm: The Muppet Show
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue
7.30pm: CRIME DRAMA - Murder, She Wrote
8.30pm: CRIME DRAMA - Miami Vice
9.30pm: CRIME DRAMA - Hill Street Blues
10.30pm: The Bill
11.00pm: Night Court
11.30pm: Kojak
12.25am: Closedown

WEDNESDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Cockleshell Bay
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Inspector Gadget
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
7.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - DuckTales
7.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
8.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Fraggle Rock
8.30am: Card Sharks
9.00am: Press Your Luck
9.30am: Supermarket Sweep
10.00am: Love Connection
10.30am: Dallas
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Perry Mason
1.00pm: Matlock
2.00pm: Diagnosis: Murder
3.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Paddington Bear
3.05pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Smurfs
3.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Flintstones
4.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
4.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.00pm: ALF
5.30pm: Full House
6.00pm: The Muppet Show
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue
7.30pm: BRITISH COMEDY - Hi-de-Hi!
8.05pm: BRITISH COMEDY - It Ain’t Half Hot Mum
8.40pm: BRITISH COMEDY - Open All Hours
9.15pm: BRITISH COMEDY - French Fields
9.45pm: BRITISH COMEDY - Me and My Girl
10.15pm: BRITISH COMEDY - The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
10.50pm: The Bill
11.20pm: Night Court
11.50pm: Quincy ME
12.45am: Closedown

THURSDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Cockleshell Bay
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Inspector Gadget
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
7.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - DuckTales
7.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
8.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Fraggle Rock
8.30am: Card Sharks
9.00am: Press Your Luck
9.30am: Supermarket Sweep
10.00am: Love Connection
10.30am: Dallas
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Perry Mason
1.00pm: Matlock
2.00pm: Diagnosis: Murder
3.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Paddington Bear
3.05pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Smurfs
3.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Flintstones
4.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
4.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.00pm: ALF
5.30pm: Full House
6.00pm: The Muppet Show
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue
7.30pm: THROWBACK DRAMA - Moonlighting
8.30pm: THROWBACK DRAMA - St Elsewhere
9.30pm: THROWBACK DRAMA - Trapper John MD
10.30pm: The Bill
11.00pm: Night Court
11.30pm: The Rockford Files
12.25am: Closedown

FRIDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Cockleshell Bay
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Inspector Gadget
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
7.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - DuckTales
7.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
8.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Fraggle Rock
8.30am: Card Sharks
9.00am: Press Your Luck
9.30am: Supermarket Sweep
10.00am: Love Connection
10.30am: Dallas
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Perry Mason
1.00pm: Matlock
2.00pm: Diagnosis: Murder
3.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Paddington Bear
3.05pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Smurfs
3.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Flintstones
4.00pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
4.30pm: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.00pm: ALF
5.30pm: Full House
6.00pm: The Muppet Show
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue
7.30pm: US SITCOMS - Family Matters
8.00pm: US SITCOMS - Valerie
8.30pm: US SITCOMS - Growing Pains
9.00pm: US SITCOMS - Who’s the Boss?
9.30pm: US SITCOMS - Roseanne
10.00pm: US SITCOMS - Murphy Brown
10.30pm: The Bill
11.00pm: Night Court
11.30pm: Mannix
12.25am: Cannon
1.15am: Barnaby Jones
2.05am: Closedown

SATURDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Sooty
6.35am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Jetsons
7.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Atom Ant
7.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Hong Kong Phooey
7.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
8.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
8.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - TaleSpin
9.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Darkwing Duck
9.30am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Jem
10.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Defenders of the Earth
10.30am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
11.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Voltron
11.30am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - ThunderCats
12.00pm: The Six Million Dollar Man
1.00pm: The A-Team
2.00pm: Knight Rider
3.00pm: Magnum PI
4.00pm: MacGyver
5.00pm: Welcome Back Kotter
5.30pm: Chico and the Man
6.00pm: Strike It Lucky
6.30pm: Take Your Pick!
7.00pm: Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game
8.10pm: Beadle’s About
8.40pm: The Paul Daniels Magic Show
9.40pm: The Two Ronnies
10.40pm: Dempsey and Makepeace
11.40pm: The Professionals
12.35am: Return of the Saint
1.25am: The Sweeney
2.15am: Closedown

SUNDAY

6.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Rainbow
6.15am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Alias the Jester
6.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Puddle Lane
6.40am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Tumbledown Farm
6.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Charlie Chalk
7.05am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Top Cat
7.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Wacky Races
7.45am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Banana Splits and Friends Show
8.10am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Dastardly and Muttley
8.30am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Stingray
8.55am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Thunderbirds
9.45am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Catweazle
10.10am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Follyfoot
10.35am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Adventures of Black Beauty
11.00am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The Tomorrow People
11.25am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - Grange Hill
11.50am: CLASSIC KIDS TV - The New Yogi Bear Show
12.00pm: The Virginian
1.30pm: Wagon Train
2.30pm: Rawhide
3.30pm: Maverick
4.30pm: Have Gun, Will Travel
5.00pm: The Brothers
6.00pm: All Creatures Great and Small
7.00pm: The Good Life
7.35pm: ‘Allo ‘Allo!
8.10pm: Bread
8.45pm: Bergerac
9.45pm: London’s Burning
10.45pm: The Gentle Touch
11.45pm: Dragnet
12.15am: Closedown

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (MON-FRI)

6.00am: Regular weekday programming begins and runs until 10.30am
10.30am: The Waltons
11.30am: Classic Coronation Street (R)
12.00pm: Gunsmoke
1.00pm: Bonanza
2.00pm: Gilligan’s Island
2.30pm: Hogan’s Heroes
3.00pm: Regular weekday programming continues

All programmes, as listed above, may be subject to change without notice. If you have any suggestions provided, please leave a reply.

Good to see @PaddyTePou. I was not being literal. It was just a comparison.

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ANNOUNCEMENT (MOCK)

@greenpea @NuStraya Below is a mock announcement.

It is with a heavy heart that we, at PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster), announce the cancellation of the planned revival of the popular game show, Sale of the Century, due to the departure of host Mike Puru to move to Europe.

Mike was due to host the new show with newcomer Evana Corric as his co-host, and the show itself was due to go to air on our main channel, PTV, every weeknight at 7pm.

We are committed to providing quality viewing experiences for our viewers on PTV. With that in mind, we have decided to use the 7pm timeslot to focus more on current affairs through investigative journalism, studio interviews and feature stories.

Experienced New Zealand journalist and broadcaster, John Campbell, will be fronting the new current affairs programme in an earlier, more convenient timeslot every night from Monday to Friday. John will lead a team of reporters, producers and researchers investigating topical events and issues that affect almost every New Zealander.

At PTV Network New Zealand we regret the inconvenience this announcement has caused, however we are confident that our new and improved line-up of programmes, particularly news and current affairs, will give our viewers the highest quality viewing experience.

The PTV News Channel, PTV News at 6pm and Nightline are receiving a makeover and PTV News at 8pm will be removed from the GEM schedule, so watch this space for details. In its place will be EastEnders in a new four-nights-a-week, half hour format (8pm Mondays to Thursdays) - so keep your eyes peeled.

Let us all wish Mike Puru the best luck on his move abroad. We promise to give our viewing pleasure paramount importance moving forward and we are sure to deliver another entertaining and informing early evening line-up.

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DECISION 2023 ON PTV NETWORK NEW ZEALAND

@NuStraya @TV4 @nztv @SA_TV Below is a mock press release. Furthermore, John Campbell is TVNZ’s chief correspondent in real life and presents its election night coverage on Saturday 14 October 2023 (alongside TVNZ’s political editor Jessica Mutch McKay and Q+A presenter Jack Tame).

PTV Network New Zealand today announced that it will have extensive coverage across the election campaign, with live debates, full election night coverage and comprehensive news and analysis.

LIVE DEBATES

Its election campaign coverage, dubbed DECISION 2023 / KŌWHIRI 2023, will begin with five live debates airing from Avalon Studios in Wellington - except the KAUPAPA MĀORI DEBATE, which will air from the network’s Auckland studios.

The first of these debates - known as DECISION 2023: LEADERS’ DEBATE - will occur on Wednesday 20 September at 8.30-10pm on PTV and the PTV News Channel, and will be between Labour leader Chris Hipkins and National leader Christopher Luxon. It will be hosted and moderated by former political editor, Guyon Espiner. This will be the first time that voters get to watch the leaders of the country’s two main parties facing off in a primetime debate.

PTV’s sister channel Shake will air a special DECISION 2023: YOUNG VOTERS’ DEBATE, hosted by Sunrise’s Ryan Bridge and Newsround reporter Tia McDougall. This debate - which will occur on Tuesday 26 September at 7.30-8.30pm on Shake - will be tailored to Shake’s youthful audience and will focus on the issues that are pertinent to Gen Z and Millennial voters. It will be produced in association with Victoria University of Wellington (Te Herenga Waka).

For those interested in a Māori perspective on the election campaign, the KŌWHIRI 2023: KAUPAPA MĀORI DEBATE will be hosted from the Auckland studios by Julian Wilcox and Moana Maniapoto. The debate will explore the issues affecting Māori, and will air Wednesday 27 September at 8.35-9.35pm on GEM.

Experienced New Zealand journalist and broadcaster, John Campbell, will host and moderate the DECISION 2023: MULTI-PARTY DEBATE, which will air on Wednesday 4 October at 8.30-10pm on PTV and the PTV News Channel. This debate will be performed in front of a live audience at Avalon’s Studio 8, the largest television studio in the country.

The second and final DECISION 2023: LEADERS’ DEBATE with Hipkins and Luxon will air on Wednesday 11 October at 8.30-10pm on PTV and the PTV News Channel, hosted and moderated by Guyon Espiner.

No debate would be complete without in-depth analysis and discussion of the issues raised. All three debates, i.e. the LEADERS’ DEBATES and the MULTI-PARTY DEBATE will be followed at 10pm by a special hour-long edition of NIGHTLINE, hosted by Rebecca Wright with a panel of guests presenting their insights and comments from the Auckland studios. The NIGHTLINE SPECIALS will airbon both PTV and the PTV News Channel.

In addition to linear television, all five debates will be live streamed on ptvnews.co.nz, PTV+, Facebook and YouTube.

ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL ON PTV

The DECISION 2023: ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL will air on Saturday 14 October at 7pm on PTV and the PTV News Channel as well as live streaming on ptvnews.co.nz, PTV+, Facebook and YouTube.

Hosts John Campbell and Rebecca Wright will be live from Avalon, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the election results as they come in, with Guyon Espiner and Ryan Bridge joining in as co-hosts. They will be joined by a panel of former politicians and political pundits, who will add live analysis and reaction to the election night coverage as the parties battle it out to win the 2023 election and form the next government.

Fittingly, Studio 8 at Avalon has been fitted out with a large set including multiple desktop computers and workstations; each of these will be capable of delivering real-time election results supplied by the Electoral Commission. A small team of researchers will be manning the computers with the latest updates as the night’s events unfold.

Meanwhile, a large team of journalists from within the PTV News and Current Affairs output - including political editor Jenna Lynch, deputy political editor Craig McCulloch, political reporters Amelia Wade, Bay of Plenty Today chief reporter Lloyd Burr, PTV News presenter Amanda Gillies, Points West presenter Isobel Ewing, 60 Minutes reporters Garth Bray and Michael Morrah, Newsround reporter Mitch Redman, Te Hēteri reporter Ngahuia Wade, Māori affairs correspondent Te Rina Kowhai and Pacific affairs correspondent Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick - will be stationed around the country for live crosses, interviewing political winners and losers as they’re declared.

Regional viewers won’t be left out either. PTV’s election night coverage will feature opt-outs throughout the evening, which will allow for the latest local election results covered by regional news teams in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

For PTV News Channel viewers, KŌWHIRI 2023, with updates on the Māori electorates as the results arrive, will be featured from the Auckland studios (in lieu of the regional opt-outs via PTV). Te Hēteri’s Piripi Taylor will present the updates in te reo Māori.

Live election results and extensive analysis will also be available on ptvnews.co.nz.

ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL ON SHAKE

For those seeking an alternative to the traditional election night coverage on either PTV or the PTV News Channel, PTV Network New Zealand has the perfect solution: DERISION 2023 LIVE!, a live-to-air comedy special made exclusively for PTV’s sister channel, Shake, and hosted from the Auckland studios by comedians Courtney Dawson and Eli Matthewson.

DERISION 2023 LIVE! will be a light-hearted take on election night and will air at the adult-friendly time of 8.30pm, rather than 7pm, on Shake. The show will see the hosts being joined by a rotating panel of the country’s top comedy talent including Josh Davies, James Mustapic, Karen O’Leary, Chris Parker, Jamaine Ross, Tom Sainsbury, Brynley Stent and Guy Williams, plus cameos from Dai Henwood, Hayley Sproull and Jono and Ben. It promises to be an evening full of laughs and amusing insights into the election process.

PTV Network New Zealand warns viewers that DERISION 2023 LIVE! will contain some strong language and themes which may be offensive to some viewers, therefore it will be classified as a ‘16’ programme, i.e. people under 16 years should not view.

ACCESSIBILITY

Live captioning for the DECISION 2023 debates across PTV, Shake and GEM, plus the election night coverage via PTV (excluding the regional opt-outs) will be produced by Able with funding from NZ On Air.

A dedicated team of captioners for PTV Network New Zealand is appointed by Able and their aim is to produce live-to-air captions in most news and current affairs programmes. This includes the election night coverage on PTV, however, live captioning will not be available for DERISION 2023 LIVE! on Shake and the PTV News Channel simulcast.

To assist non-Māori speakers, English subtitles will be available in an ‘open caption’ format during the KŌWHIRI 2023 segments on the PTV News Channel. Open captions always are in view and cannot be turned off.

THE MORNING AFTER

The election on Sunday 15 October sees an exciting finish to the election with New Zealanders eagerly anticipating who will lead them in the next parliamentary term. As the dust settles on an intense and unpredictable election campaign, PTV Network New Zealand is ready to provide viewers with in-depth election insights and analysis.

Due to PTV’s live coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinals, the two post-election specials will air on GEM from 8am.

Hosted from Wellington’s Avalon Studios by Ryan Bridge, the two-hour MEET THE PRESS special, from 8-10am, will break down the election’s major stories and provide studio interviews with key political players. Additionally, viewers can expect an analysis of the results of the exit polls.

Then from 10am until midday, Julian Wilcox will host an extended edition of TE KĀHU which will focus on what the election results mean for Māori and how the outcome will shape the country.

The post-election specials will also be simulcast on the PTV News Channel.

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Do UK soaps have more of a following in NZ?

@SA_TV Well, just a little bit, although the soaps are popular with the older folk - especially retirees.

In fact, Ruwani Perera - a NZ-based TV journalist and reporter for the award-winning current affairs programme, The Hui, in which I appeared last year - is a big fan of Coronation Street and GEM, part of PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster), if that channel becomes a reality.

ELECTION 2023

@SA_TV @NuStraya @LiamP Below are the mock schedules for PTV, Shake, GEM and the PTV News Channel, part of PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster) on the weekend of 14-15 October 2023. Please note that programmes may be subject to change without notice.

PTV

SATURDAY 14 October

7.30am: Real Estate Today. Rawdon Christie presents a programme which looks at properties, real estate products and services. (G)
8.00am: The Best of Sunrise. Highlights of the week from PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship breakfast programme.
9.00am: Luca’s Key Ingredient (G) [CC]
9.30am: Tagata Pasifika. Join John Pulu, Marama T-Pole and the Tagata Pasifika team for the latest news, current affairs and features, highlighting stories from within the Pacific Island community.
10.00am: Dulux Home Front (R). Hamish Dodd, Shelley Ferguson and Peter Wolfkamp present a programme giving building tips and advice to DIY experts. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
10.30am: Getaway (R). Laura McGoldrick, Marty Hehewerth and Nickson Clark present a travel programme that showcases holiday destinations in New Zealand and overseas. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
11.00am: Palmers Garden Show (R). Carly Flynn hosts the complete gardening programme aimed at giving inspiration and information to everyone from first home owners to those who have been gardening all their life. A repeat screening of last night’s programme. (G) [CC]
Noon: PTV News (MIDDAY SUMMARY). An up-to-the-minute summary of the latest national and international news, plus weather. [CC]
12.05pm: PTV SPORT - Bunnings Sports Saturday. Jeff McTainsh introduces an afternoon of sport from New Zealand and around the world, including (content subject to change):

  • RUGBY: Live coverage (at approximately 2pm) from John Sturgeon Park in Greymouth of today’s Heartland Championship match as West Coast and Poverty Bay meet in the Lochore Cup Final. Plus, highlights from Yarrow Stadium in Taranaki of the first Bunnings NPC semifinal played last night (Taranaki v Canterbury) and previews of tonight’s second semifinal and the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinals.
  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Coverage from Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville of last night’s Pacific Championship 2023 match (Jillaroos v Black Ferns).
  • BASKETBALL: The best moments of last night’s NBL matches (Brisbane Bullets v Sydney Kings, Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United).
  • NETBALL: Highlights from John Cain Arena in Melbourne of the first Constellation Cup 2023 match (Australia Diamonds v Silver Ferns).
  • CRICKET: Highlights from the MA Chidambaram in Chennai, India, of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match played overnight (New Zealand v Bangladesh).
  • MOTORSPORT: Edited highlights of last weekend’s Repco Bathurst 1000 which took place at Mount Panorama in Bathurst.

Plus all the latest news and results from all sports and a special service for racing fans.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship news programme with comprehensive coverage of today’s major stories from home and overseas, plus sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: In for a Penny. Stephen Mulhern hosts a game show in which he travels across the UK and challenges unsuspecting members of the public to an array of games and quizzes for a chance to win prizes. It’s in the Bag will return next week. (G) [CC]
7.00pm: PTV NEWS SPECIAL - Decision 2023: Election Night. John Campbell, Rebecca Wright, Guyon Espiner and Ryan Bridge present the results, the winners and the losers in the 2023 general election. Computer systems will bring early predictions and quick results as the programme follows the fortunes of all the major contenders. Commentary will be provided throughout the evening by a panel of experts, including Linda Clark, David Cunliffe, Chris Finlayson, Morgan Godfery, Matthew Hooton, Dr Russel Norman, Josie Pagani, Trish Sherson and Shane Te Pou. Regional news teams in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will cover detailed local results at approximately 7.45, 8.30, 9.15, 10.00, 10.45 and 11.30pm; live captioning during regional opt-outs will not be available. [CC]
THE TIMING OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES, AS LISTED BELOW, MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE DURATION OF THE ELECTION COVERAGE:
12.00am: The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton hosts a mix of celebrity chat, comedy and live music, fresh off the satellite from the UK just a few hours ago. Tonight: Graham is joined by Laura Linney, Dawn French, London Hughes and Adrian Edmondson, with Sugababes performing their new single “When the Rain Comes”. (M-LS) [CC]
1.00am: Weather, then LATE MOVIE - Longford (2006). A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict. Drama, starring Lee Boardman, Jim Broadbent. Directed by Tom Hooper. (16-SC) [CC]
2.45am: Bull (M-VC) [CC, AD]
3.30 - 6.30am: PTV SPORT - Rugby World Cup 2023: Quarterfinal 1 (LIVE). Laura McGoldrick and in-studio guests Israel Dagg and Honey Hireme-Smiler introduce live coverage from Stade de Marseille in Marseille, France, of the first Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Wales v Argentina). Kick-off at 4am NZDT. [CC]

SUNDAY 15 October 2023

6.30am: Good Chef, Bad Chef (G) [CC]
7.00am: PTV SPORT - Rugby World Cup 2023: Quarterfinal 2 (LIVE). Laura McGoldrick and in-studio guests Israel Dagg and Honey Hireme-Smiler introduce live coverage from Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks). Kick-off at 8am NZDT. Commentary in te reo Māori, provided by Te Aorere Pewhairangi and Tumamao Harawira, available via alternative audio from approximately 7.50am until 10am. The post-election specials will screen on GEM. [CC]
10.50am: PTV SPORT - Premier League 2023/24: Review. All the action and goals from last weekend’s Premier League matches.
11.50am: PTV SPORT - Premier League 2023/24: Results Service. Scores from all the Premier League matches played overnight.
Noon: PTV News (MIDDAY SUMMARY). An up-to-the-minute summary of the latest national and international news, plus weather. [CC]
12.05pm: PTV News Review (R, FIRST SHOWN ON GEM). Amanda Gillies presents a review of the week’s news for the deaf, with deaf signers Taryn Banks and Rosalind Elder. A repeat screening of last night’s programme.
12.35pm: Rural Delivery (G) [CC]
1.05pm: PTV SPORT - Best Foods Sports Sunday. Andrew Gourdie introduces an afternoon of sport from New Zealand and around the world, including:

  • RUGBY: Highlights of this morning’s Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinals (Wales v Argentina, Ireland v All Blacks) and the second Bunnings NPC semifinal played last night (Wellington v Hawke’s Bay), plus live coverage (at approximately 2pm) from Temuka Domain in Temuka of today’s Heartland Championship match as South Canterbury and Whanganui meet in the Meads Cup Final.
  • CRICKET: Highlights from Willowmoore Park in Benoni of the women’s fourth T20 international (South Africa v White Ferns).
  • NETBALL: A preview of tonight’s second Constellation Cup match (Australia Diamonds v Silver Ferns).
  • MOTORSPORT: In the pits at the Qatar Grand Prix - round 18 of the FIA Formula 1.

Plus the latest sports news, a round-up of the weekend’s results, Jim Kayes with his take on the week in sport and the top 10 “Plays of the Week”.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News (6PM BULLETIN). The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship news programme with comprehensive coverage of today’s major stories from home and overseas, plus sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: 60 Minutes - Post-Election Special. Guyon Espiner and 60 Minutes correspondent Garth Bray present a special edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship current affairs programme which examines the major issues arising from the result of yesterday’s general election. [CC]
7.30pm: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - Cruella (2021, FREE-TO-AIR PREMIERE). A live-action prequel about the origin of one of the most notorious and notoriously fashionable villains, Cruella de Vil. Comedy, starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong. Directed by Craig Gillespie. (PG-V) [CC, AD]
10.15pm: PTV Weekend News (LATE BULLETIN). The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s late news bulletin with a final wrap of today’s news stories, plus weather. [CC]
10.30pm: Chicago PD. Drama and action with the elite Intelligence Unit at the Chicago Police Department as they combat atrocious offences and bring criminals to justice. (16-VC) [CC, AD]
11.30pm: Weather, then LATE MOVIE - Defiance (2008). Three Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the forests. There, they begin an effort to save thousands of lives. War drama, starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Directed by Edward Zwick. (M-VL) [CC, AD]
2.15am: NCIS: New Orleans (M-VC) [CC, AD]
3.05am: B Positive (PG-C) [CC]
3.30 - 6.30am: PTV SPORT - Rugby World Cup 2023: Quarterfinal 3 (LIVE). Laura McGoldrick and in-studio guest Stephen “Beaver” Donald introduce live coverage from Stade de Marseille in Marseille, France, of the third Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (England v Fiji). Kick-off at 4am NZDT. PTV News: First Edition will screen on GEM at 5.30am, followed by Sunrise at 6am. [CC]

SHAKE

SATURDAY 14 October 2023

6.00am: Colourblocks (G) [CC]
6.05am: My Petsaurus (G) [CC]
6.10am: Sesame Street Mecha Builders (G) [CC]
6.25am: Pirata and Capitano (G) [CC]
6.35am: Pop Paper City (G) [CC]
6.45am: Baby Shark’s Big Adventure (G) [CC]
7.10am: Monster High (G) [CC]
7.35am: The Casagrandes (G) [CC]
8.00am: Ya Hoo. Abby Eddington-McGartland, Bob Trevathan and Bronte O’Reilly are coming to you live this week from the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre in Tauranga with three hours of games, guests, competitions and entertainment, plus (all times approximate):

  • 8.10am: The Patrick Star Show (G) [CC]
  • 8.50am: Lego Dreamzzz (PG) [CC]
  • 10.05am: Transformers: EarthSpark (PG-V) [CC]

11.00am: Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (PG-V) [CC]
11.30am: Beyblade Burst QuadStrike (PG-V) [CC]
Noon: Nova Jones (G) [CC]
12.30pm: Short Sportz (R). Brook Ruscoe and Taylor Curtis present a show about young New Zealand sports achievers looking at what motivates them and the sacrifices made to excel in their sport. A repeat screening of last night’s programme. (G) [CC]
1.00pm: SHAKE’S SATURDAY KIDS MATINEE - The Son of Bigfoot (2017). A young teenage boy sets out to find his missing father, only to discover that he’s actually the mythical creature known as Bigfoot. Animated, starring the voices of Laila Berzins, Pappy Faulkner, Sandy Fox, Marieve Herington, Joe Ochman, Chris Parson. Directed by Ben Stassen, Jeremy Degruson. (PG-VL) [CC, AD]
3.00pm: Operation Ouch! (G) [CC]
3.30pm: Gym Stars (G) [CC]
4.00pm: Tumeke. Sonny Ngatai, Jaedyn Randell, Louis Baker, Georgia Awatea-Jones and Poroaki Merritt-McDonald present a bilingual teen magazine show that looks at music, fashion, entertainment, sport and youth issues - all from a Māori perspective. (PG) [CC]
5.00pm: The Really Loud House (G) [CC]
5.30pm: Raven’s Home (G) [CC]
6.00pm: The Simpsons. Animated laughter with the world’s most outrageous cartoon family. Tonight: Lisa takes out a restraining order against Bart, who has to go and live in the garden. Meanwhile, Homer takes over Grampa’s job. (PG) [CC, AD]
6.30pm: SHAKE’S SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIE - Ice Age (2002). The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat. Animated, starring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. Directed by Chris Wedge. (PG) [CC, AD]
8.30pm: SHAKE SPECIAL - Derision 2023 Live! Courtney Dawson and Eli Matthewson deliver their humorous and light-hearted take on the results, the winners and the losers in the 2023 general election. Commentary will be provided throughout the evening by a rotating panel of the country’s top comedy talent including Josh Davies, James Mustapic, Karen O’Leary, Chris Parker, Jamaine Ross, Tom Sainsbury, Brynley Stent and Guy Williams, plus cameos from Dai Henwood, Hayley Sproull and Jono and Ben. PTV Network New Zealand warns that this programme is live to air and will contain some strong language and themes which some viewers, including those under 16 years, may find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.
THE TIMING OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES, AS LISTED BELOW, MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE DURATION OF THE ELECTION COVERAGE:
12.00am: WWE NXT. Ringside action with a new generation of Superstars and Divas as they compete against each other to become WWE’s next breakout star. (PG-V)
1.00am: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (M-LSC) [CC]
1.30am: Futurama (PG) [CC]
1.55am: Closedown

SUNDAY 15 October 2023

6.00am: The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (G) [CC]
6.10am: Octonauts: Above & Beyond (G) [CC]
6.20am: PJ Masks (G) [CC]
6.45am: Elmo’s Wonderful World (G) [CC]
6.55am: Meet the Experts (G) [CC]
7.05am: Bluey (G) [CC, AD]
7.10am: Sadie Sparks (G) [CC]
7.35am: Big City Greens (G) [CC]
7.55am: The Ghost and Molly McGee (PG) [CC]
8.15am: Hamster & Gretel (PG) [CC]
8.35am: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (PG) [CC]
9.00am: Pokémon Horizons: The Series (G) [CC]
9.20am: Ghostforce (PG-V) [CC]
9.45am: The Super Hero Squad Show (PG-V) [CC]
10.10am: Bakugan (PG-V) [CC]
10.35am: Total Drama Island (G) [CC]
11.00am: Pūkana. Hinewai Netana-Williams and Manihera Waru present an award-winning children’s programme in te reo Māori with new characters, comedy and competitions. For non-Māori speakers this programme includes English subtitles on screen. For fluent speakers and learners Māori subtitles are available in a closed caption format. (G) [CC]
Noon: Deadly Mission Shark (PG) [CC]
12.35pm: The Next Step (PG) [CC]
1.05pm: SHAKE’S SUNDAY KIDS MATINEE - The Ant Bully (2006). After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his water gun, he’s magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labour in the ruins. Animated, starring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts. Directed by John A Davis. (G) [CC, AD]
3.00pm: Danger Force (G) [CC]
3.30pm: That Girl Lay Lay (G) [CC]
4.00pm: Bunk’d (G) [CC]
4.30pm: The Villains of Valley View (G) [CC]
5.00pm: Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life (FREE-TO-AIR SERIES PREMIERE). Cartoon laughter with two fun-loving chipmunks as they drive each other nuts while pursuing acorns and facing down bullies great and small. (G) [CC, AD]
5.30pm: Monsters at Work (FREE-TO-AIR SERIES PREMIERE). An animated series about a mechanic who has big dreams of working his way up the ranks to the ‘laugh floor’ at Monsters, Inc. (G) [CC, AD]
6.00pm: The Simpsons (DOUBLE EPISODE). Animated laughter with the world’s most outrageous cartoon family. Tonight: (1) When new vending machines are installed at school, Bart puts on loads of weight and has a heart attack. So the family decide to stage an intervention… / (2) Homer discovers a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding; and Grampa finds out that he is about to be a father again. (All PG) [All CC, AD]
7.00pm: The Great North (FREE-TO-AIR PREMIERE). The animated adventures of a single dad and his weird Alaskan family. Tonight: Honeybee and Wolf go to an outback-themed restaurant non-stop; and Beef faces his fear of small talk. (PG) [CC, AD]
7.30pm: Abbott Elementary (FREE-TO-AIR PREMIERE). Comedy with a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the United States, simply because they love teaching. Tonight: The teachers are back for development week, a time to prepare for the upcoming year; Janine is determined to start the year off right and leave her problems at home; and Ava runs a side hustle out of the school car park. (PG) [CC, AD]
8.00pm: Night Court (SERIES PREMIERE). The all new version of the classic US sitcom. Tonight: Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, takes over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and hires former prosecutor Dan Fielding as public defender. (PG) [CC, AD]
8.30pm: SHAKE’S SUNDAY MOVIE - Rush Hour (1998). When Inspector Lee is summoned from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, he teams up with a local detective. Action, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung. Directed by Brett Ratner. (M-VL) [CC, AD]
10.40pm: WWE SmackDown. Ringside action with the Superstars and Divas of WWE’s flagship blue brand. (PG-V)
11.40pm: Duncanville (M-LC) [CC]
12.10am: Closedown

GEM

SATURDAY 14 October 2023

8.00am: The Andy Griffith Show (G) [CC]
8.30am: The Beverly Hillbillies (G) [CC]
9.00am: Petticoat Junction (G) [CC]
9.30am: The Flying Nun (G) [CC]
10.00am: Lost in Space (G) [CC]
10.55am: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (G) [CC]
11.50am: The Man from UNCLE (PG) [CC]
12.45pm: The Video Club. Music videos. Today: Roxette with “Listen to Your Heart”, Tina Turner with “Typical Male” and Steve Perry with “Oh Sherrie”.
1.00pm: GEM’s SATURDAY DOUBLE MATINEE - The Cockleshell Heroes (1955). During World War II, German ships are ‘safely’ docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them. War drama, starring José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Christopher Lee. Directed by José Ferrer. (PG) [CC]
3.05pm: GEM’s SATURDAY DOUBLE MATINEE - Dark Command (1940). In Kansas during the Civil War, opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell’s Raiders. Western, starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers. Directed by Raoul Walsh. (PG) [CC]
5.00pm: Mind Your Language (PG) [CC]
5.30pm: Tagata Pasifika (R, FIRST SHOWN ON PTV). Join John Pulu, Marama T-Pole and the Tagata Pasifika team for the latest news, current affairs and features, highlighting stories from within the Pacific Island community. A repeat screening of today’s programme.
6.00pm: PTV News Review. Amanda Gillies presents a review of the week’s news for the deaf, with deaf signers Taryn Banks and Rosalind Elder.
6.30pm: Only Fools and Horses. A comedy series about three men trying to make their fortune. Tonight: Rodney is unexpectedly elected as chairman of the Dockside Estate Tenants’ Association; and Del sees this as an ideal opportunity to influence the council and get them rehoused. (PG) [CC]
7.05pm: Target (R, FIRST SHOWN ON PTV). Mitch McCann, Kaitlin Ruddock and Ximena Smith present a consumer affairs programme in which they investigate your consumer issues whilst keeping you up to date with the latest scams and advice. A repeat screening of last Thursday’s programme. (PG) [CC]
7.35pm: 60 Minutes: The Foreign Edition. Michael Morrah introduces an hour of international current affairs covered by the US and Australian 60 Minutes teams. [CC]
8.35pm: Casualty (R). A series set in the casualty unit of a busy hospital. Tonight: Stevie keeps a close eye on Faith as she implodes; Jodie has an unexpected reunion, much to Max’s dismay; and Teddy makes an impulsive decision. (PG) [CC, AD]
9.35pm: GEM’s SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - Private Benjamin (1980). When a spoiled, wealthy woman joins the US Army, she finds out that military life is not the glamorous job she expected it to be. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber. Directed by Howard Zieff. (16-S) [CC, AD]
11.55pm: GEM’s SATURDAY LATE CINEMA - An Eye for an Eye (1966). A retired bounty hunter sets his sights on the outlaws that killed his family. On the trail, he works with a young man who has similar ambitions. Western, starring Robert Lansing, Patrick Wayne, Slim Pickens, Gloria Talbott. Directed by Michael D Moore. (M-VLC) [CC]
1.55am: Closedown

SUNDAY 15 October 2023

7.00am: Tagata Pasifika - Post-Election Special. A special edition of this programme which, from a Pacific Islands perspective, examines the major issues arising from the result of yesterday’s general election. This programme is being broadcast on GEM due to PTV’s live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks).
8.00am: Meet the Press - Post-Election Special. Ryan Bridge presents a special edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s weekly public affairs programme which breaks down the major stories from yesterday’s general election and provides studio interviews with key political players, plus in-depth analysis of the results of the exit polls. This programme is being broadcast on GEM due to PTV’s live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks). [CC]
10.00am: Te Kāhu - Post-Election Special. Julian Wilcox presents an extended edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s weekly Māori current affairs programme which focuses on what yesterday’s election results mean for Māori and how the outcome will shape the country. The programme will feature a panel of Māori politicians from across the political spectrum.
Noon: Opus. David Morriss presents a series devoted to classical music. Today’s features include:

  • Noon: Czech Philarmonic: Season Opening Concert 2022. The Czech Philharmonic opens the 2022/2023 season with the Georgian-born German violinist, Lisa Batiashvili for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto D major, Op. 61, one of the earliest and most frequently performed violin concerti on such a grand scale. (G)
  • 1.45pm: Netrebko & Villazón Sing La Traviata. La Traviata at the 2005 Salzburg Festival drew attention from all over the world. This feature includes previously unseen rehearsal scenes and interviews with Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Thomas Hampson and Willy Decker. (G)

3.00pm: GEM’s SUNDAY MATINEE - Detective Story (1951). Jim McLeod, a hard-nosed detective with a dark past, encounters an assortment of criminals as he pursues a doctor who is allegedly performing illegal abortions. Drama, starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O’Donnell. Directed by William Wyler. (PG) [CC]
5.00pm: The Art of Architecture (G) [CC]
6.00pm: Portrait Artist of the Year. Brand new episode, express from the UK. Tonight: A new crop of artists aim to impress with a portrait of one of three well-known faces: Richard Curtis, Emma Freud and Fleur East. (G) [CC]
7.00pm: GEM’s SUNDAY DOCUMENTARY - Paul Whitehouse: Our Troubled Rivers (PART 2). What is going on beneath the surface? Paul Whitehouse presents a two-part documentary in which he travels around England and Wales to explore why rivers and waterways are in decline and what needs to be done to protect them. Tonight: Paul Whitehouse continues his journey, travelling to Wales and the south of England. Visiting the River Wye, he sees how explosions of algae are part of a cocktail overwhelming the habitat. (G) [CC, AD]
8.10pm: The Casketeers (FIRST SHOWN ON TVNZ). Real-life drama with husband-and-wife funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene of Tipene Funerals. Tonight: Francis and the Porirua staff rehearse songs for a promotional performance at a local rest home which provides lots of laughs and delights the residents. (G) [CC]
8.40pm: GEM’s SUNDAY PLAYHOUSE - Stonehouse (PART 2). A three-part drama series about the life and times of disgraced British government minister John Stonehouse. Tonight: Stonehouse, hiding out in Melbourne, draws suspicion from the local authorities. Barbara prepares herself and her children to never hear from him again until she’s flying out to Australia to confront him. (16-S) [CC, AD]
9.50pm: London Kills. Drama and action with the detectives of an elite murder investigation squad in London. Tonight: A murdered teenager’s parents withhold information, unaware of unsavoury activity online. (M-VC) [CC, AD]
10.50pm: Kairākau III. Action with three prominent chiefs as they do whatever it takes to keep their people safe and maintain their chiefly honour. Tonight: Whareumu leads Te Wera Hauraki and his warriors to his tribe of Kahungunu; Te Heuheu marches further into Kahungunu killing Te Hauwaho; and the alliance of Taiamai and Mahia hangs together. For non-Māori speakers this programme includes English subtitles on screen. For fluent speakers and learners Māori subtitles are available in a closed caption format. (M-VC) [CC]
11.25pm: The Royle Family. Comedy with a television-obsessed Manchester family. Tonight: Nana and Twiggy come round for Sunday lunch; Barbara loses her temper during lunch; and Denise suspects her mother is going through the menopause, or ‘the change’ as Nana puts it. (M-C) [CC]
12.00am: Closedown

PTV NEWS CHANNEL

SATURDAY 14 October 2023

6.00am: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - The Daily Global. Leading the conversation on key global issues.
6.30am: The Daily Global. Leading the conversation on key global issues.
7.00am: The Daily Global. Leading the conversation on key global issues.
7.30am: The Daily Global. Leading the conversation on key global issues.
7.55am: The Travel Show (R). Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite destinations.
8.00am: The Context. A regular panel of guests discuss the biggest international stories of the day.
8.30am: The Context. A regular panel of guests discuss the biggest international stories of the day.
9.00am: The Context. A regular panel of guests discuss the biggest international stories of the day.
9.30am: The Context. A regular panel of guests discuss the biggest international stories of the day.
9.55am: The Travel Show. Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite destinations.
10.00am: BBC News at Six (RECORDED EARLIER). Direct via satellite from London, the BBC’s early evening news programme with comprehensive coverage of the latest from across the UK and overseas.
10.30am: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - HARDtalk. In-depth interviews with the world’s leading politicians, opinion-formers and key figures from culture, business and sport.
11.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
11.30am: Talking Business. Examining the business stories and economic trends that are re-shaping our world.
Noon: PTV News (MIDDAY SUMMARY). An up-to-the-minute summary of the latest national and international news, plus weather. Live simulcast with PTV.
12.05pm: The Best of Sunrise (R, FIRST SHOWN ON PTV). Highlights of the week from PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship breakfast programme. A repeat screening of today’s programme.
1.00pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
1.30pm: CBS Evening News. Direct via satellite from the United States, the highly respected news programme from CBS with anchors Norah O’Donnell (weekdays), Adriana Diaz (Saturday edition) and Jericka Duncan (Sunday edition).
2.00pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
2.30pm: ABC World News Tonight. Direct via satellite from the United States, the highly respected news programme from ABC America with anchors David Muir (weekdays), Whit Johnson (Saturday edition) and Linsey Davis (Sunday edition).
3.00pm: BBC News at Ten (RECORDED EARLIER). Direct via satellite from London, the BBC’s late night news programme with comprehensive coverage of the latest from across the UK and overseas.
3.30pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - Brain Hacks. How do we keep our brains healthy? Science journalist Melissa Hogenboom sets out to understand more about the brain’s capacity to respond to change, learn and heal.
4.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
4.30pm: Our World - Windsurf Escape: Cuba’s Migration Crisis. Featuring never-before-seen footage and access to the US Coast Guard, this film traces the story of three Cubans who took extraordinary risks to reach the US.
5.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
5.30pm: Espiner & Co: The Best of the Week. Highlights of the previous week from PTV Network New Zealand’s daily current affairs programme, made exclusively for ptvnews.co.nz and the PTV News Channel.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship news programme with comprehensive coverage of today’s major stories from home and overseas, plus sport and a national weather forecast. Live simulcast with PTV.
6.30pm: Te Wiki o Te Hēteri. A selection of the previous week’s best stories from PTV Network New Zealand’s daily news programme in te reo Māori. For non-Māori speakers this programme includes English subtitles on screen.
7.00pm: PTV NEWS SPECIAL - Decision 2023: Election Night. John Campbell, Rebecca Wright, Guyon Espiner and Ryan Bridge present the results, the winners and the losers in the 2023 general election. Computer systems will bring early predictions and quick results as the programme follows the fortunes of all the major contenders. Commentary will be provided throughout the evening by a panel of experts, including Linda Clark, David Cunliffe, Chris Finlayson, Morgan Godfery, Matthew Hooton, Dr Russel Norman, Josie Pagani, Trish Sherson and Shane Te Pou. Live simulcast with PTV. Piripi Taylor will present live updates on the Māori electorates in te reo Māori at approximately 7.45, 8.30, 9.15, 10.00, 10.45 and 11.30pm.
THE TIMING OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES, AS LISTED BELOW, MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE DURATION OF THE ELECTION COVERAGE:
12.00am: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
12.30am: ABC Nightline. Direct via satellite from the United States, ABC America’s late night news and current affairs programme.
1.00am: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
1.30am: Talking Movies - Martin Scorsese Special. Martin Scorsese, one of America’s greatest living filmmakers, talks to Talking Movies’ Tom Brook on the eve of the release of his latest epic, Killers of the Flower Moon.
2.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
2.30am: The Travel Show. Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite destinations. Tonight: With a rich Cantonese heritage and colonial past, Hong Kong has long been a popular stop-over destination, but as Christa Larwood discovers, there is much to explore in the city.
3.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
3.30am: Rucks and Riches. As fans across the globe await the outcome of the men’s Rugby World Cup, Felicity Kvesic investigates the future of the professional game in England.
4.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
4.30am: Brain Hacks. How do we keep our brains healthy? Science journalist Melissa Hogenboom sets out to understand more about the brain’s capacity to respond to change, learn and heal.
5.00 - 6.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.

SUNDAY 15 October 2023

6.00am: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
6.30am: Unspun World with John Simpson. Unspun World provides an unvarnished version of the week’s major global news stories - reliable, honest and essential viewing with the BBC’s world affairs editor, John Simpson.
7.00am: Tagata Pasifika - Post-Election Special. A special edition of this programme which, from a Pacific Islands perspective, examines the major issues arising from the result of yesterday’s general election. Live simulcast with GEM due to PTV’s live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks).
8.00am: Meet the Press - Post-Election Special. Ryan Bridge presents a special edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s weekly public affairs programme which breaks down the major stories from yesterday’s general election and provides studio interviews with key political players, plus in-depth analysis of the results of the exit polls. Live simulcast with GEM due to PTV’s live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks).
10.00am: Te Kāhu - Post-Election Special. Julian Wilcox presents an extended edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s weekly Māori current affairs programme which focuses on what yesterday’s election results mean for Māori and how the outcome will shape the country. The programme will feature a panel of Māori politicians from across the political spectrum. Live simulcast with GEM.
Noon: PTV News (MIDDAY SUMMARY). An up-to-the-minute summary of the latest national and international news, plus weather. Live simulcast with PTV.
12.05pm: 60 Minutes: The Foreign Edition (R, FIRST SHOWN ON GEM). Michael Morrah introduces an hour of international current affairs covered by the US and Australian 60 Minutes teams. A repeat screening of last night’s programme.
1.00pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
1.30pm: CBS Evening News. Direct via satellite from the United States, the highly respected news programme from CBS with anchors Norah O’Donnell (weekdays), Adriana Diaz (Saturday edition) and Jericka Duncan (Sunday edition).
2.00pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
2.30pm: ABC World News Tonight. Direct via satellite from the United States, the highly respected news programme from ABC America with anchors David Muir (weekdays), Whit Johnson (Saturday edition) and Linsey Davis (Sunday edition).
3.00pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
3.30pm: After Kakhovka. Following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine in June, the BBC World Service returns to Kakhovka to hear from those affected.
4.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
4.30pm: Africa Eye - Predators on the Pitch. BBC Africa Eye’s Khadidiatou Cissé, travels to Gabon to investigate one of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in the history of football.
5.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
5.30pm: PTV News Review (R, FIRST SHOWN ON GEM & PTV). Amanda Gillies presents a review of the week’s news for the deaf, with deaf signers Taryn Banks and Rosalind Elder.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News (6PM BULLETIN). The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship news programme with comprehensive coverage of today’s major stories from home and overseas, plus sport and a national weather forecast. Live simulcast with PTV.
6.30pm: 60 Minutes - Post-Election Special. Guyon Espiner and 60 Minutes correspondent Garth Bray present a special edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship current affairs programme which examines the major issues arising from the result of yesterday’s general election. Live simulcast with PTV.
7.30pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) -The Travel Show. Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite destinations. Tonight: With a rich Cantonese heritage and colonial past, Hong Kong has long been a popular stop-over destination, but as Christa Larwood discovers, there is much to explore in the city.
8.00pm: PTV Weekend News (6PM BULLETIN) (R). The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s flagship news programme with comprehensive coverage of today’s major stories from home and overseas, plus sport and a national weather forecast. A repeat screening of the 6pm bulletin.
8.30pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - Talking Movies: Martin Scorsese Special. Martin Scorsese, one of America’s greatest living filmmakers, talks to Talking Movies’ Tom Brook on the eve of the release of his latest epic, Killers of the Flower Moon.
9.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
9.30pm: Rucks and Riches. As fans across the globe await the outcome of the men’s Rugby World Cup, Felicity Kvesic investigates the future of the professional game in England.
10.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
10.15pm: PTV Weekend News (LATE BULLETIN). The weekend edition of PTV Network New Zealand’s late news bulletin with a final wrap of today’s news stories, plus weather. Live simulcast with PTV.
10.30pm: BBC NEWS (INTERNATIONAL FEED) - Brain Hacks. How do we keep our brains healthy? Science journalist Melissa Hogenboom sets out to understand more about the brain’s capacity to respond to change, learn and heal.
11.00pm: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
11.30pm: Unspun World with John Simpson. Unspun World provides an unvarnished version of the week’s major global news stories - reliable, honest and essential viewing with the BBC’s world affairs editor, John Simpson.
12.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
12.30am: HARDtalk. In-depth interviews with the world’s leading politicians, opinion-formers and key figures from culture, business and sport.
1.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
1.30am: The Travel Show. Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite destinations. Tonight: With a rich Cantonese heritage and colonial past, Hong Kong has long been a popular stop-over destination, but as Christa Larwood discovers, there is much to explore in the city.
2.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
2.30am: Click. Exploring the latest tech innovations shaping our lives. Tonight: High-tech solutions are changing how we tackle wildfires. Paul Carter visits a forest near Berlin to see how one company is working to prevent fires from taking hold in the first place. And Alasdair Keane is at a food factory to find out how AI listening devices are identifying faults in machinery.
3.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
3.30am: Wonders of Turkey - Cosmic Landscapes. Historian Bettany Hughes continues her journey through Turkey, travelling through the region of Cappadocia.
4.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
4.30am: After Kakhovka. Following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine in June, the BBC World Service returns to Kakhovka to hear from those affected.
5.00am: BBC News. The latest news from the BBC.
5.30 - 6.00am: PTV News: First Edition. PTV Network New Zealand’s early morning news bulletin with a look at what has been happening in New Zealand and abroad overnight, plus sport, business and weather. Live simulcast with GEM due to PTV’s live coverage of the third Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (England v Fiji).

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  • PG - Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers
  • M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over
  • 16 - People under 16 years should not view
  • 18 - People under 18 years should not view

AUDIENCE ADVISORIES

  • C - Content may offend
  • L - Language may offend
  • V - Contains violence
  • S - Sexual content may offend

ACCESSIBILITY

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Paddy my only suggestion would be have the election coverage come right out of the news at 6.30, or have a newshour. A game show at 6.30 seems silly.

@SA_TV Thanks for your suggestion.

As polling places open from 9am to 7pm on election day, the election coverage on my dream television network would begin at the same time as the polls close, i.e. 7pm.

The weekend news was only half an hour long and I initially added a British game show, In for a Penny, which was a one-off replacement for It’s in the Bag (at 6.30pm) and a lead-in to the election coverage. Once the weekend news finishes, Saturday nights usually start with a line-up of entertainment from 6.30pm until the late news for 15 minutes (at around 10.30pm - subject to scheduling).

Let’s go back to 1990 where, in real life, TVNZ’s election coverage was preceded by the weekend edition of One Network News (at 6pm) and an episode of the longest running Kiwi favourite, Country Calendar (at 6.30pm).

And speaking of the post-election specials, I scheduled them for broadcast on another channel, within my network, to allow the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks) to be televised live on the main channel. There is a special edition of 60 Minutes on a Sunday night!

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Yeah, better to run an extended NewsHour then rather than some tat in between. That’d be a big turn off. Or start coverage early. Coverage here often starts at 5, an hour prior to polls closing.

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So, that’s it. A full hour of national and international news - seven nights a week (not just five nights a week, Monday to Friday) at 6pm - with more depth, more action and more coverage?

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No I think he just means on election night as a special edition. Maybe the second half hour could then be specially dedicated to the election?

you’re dedicating 3-4 channels for election related news (granted one channel with an update in between shows), when at most it really should be just the main channel and the news channel

while i do commend the dedication to news, i feel that people would default to the main coverage on PTV/PTV News anyway, so the dedication on the other channels might be a waste, and may turn people off who don’t really want to worry about the election results/politics, and might just want to watch something else

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@MichaelPower Just updated the Saturday night schedule for GEM, the ‘General Entertainment and Movie’ channel from PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster).

I initially scheduled the short election night updates for broadcast on GEM at 8.35pm, 9.40pm and around 11.30pm but, to me, it was a waste of money and resources. So, based on your reply, I had to remove the updates and move an episode of the long-running British hospital drama, Casualty (aired in the UK a few weeks earlier), at 8.35pm. This would be followed by two Saturday night movies - Private Benjamin (starring Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan) and An Eye for an Eye (starring Robert Lansing and Patrick Wayne) - and GEM would end transmission at 1.55am.

The post-election specials would screen at 7am the next morning when GEM opens transmission, and run through until midday. This is due to PTV’s live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal (Ireland v All Blacks) which kicks off at 8am NZDT. (In real life, the special edition of Tagata Pasifika screens on TVNZ 1 and the RWC 2023 quarterfinal is shown on Sky.)

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Well I mean sure, but I am talking specifically about this election night. A random game show makes no senses. Longer news or early start to coverage are the way to go.

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MORE LOCAL CONTENT IN 2024

@SA_TV @foxyrover @NuStraya @greenpea Below is a mock press release.

PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster) is getting a huge boost; it will be producing and commissioning more local shows that will be available across PTV, Shake and GEM, ensuring Kiwis get to see more of their own culture and heritage on the screen in 2024.

This announcement comes in response to New Zealanders’ calls for more local content, with research showing that viewers have a more upbeat and positive outlook on programmes with the addition of famous New Zealand personalities.

The plan is for the local programmes to be broadcast during primetime and daytime next year, and PTV Network New Zealand plans to invest heavily in this. It is also set to be complemented with top international stars, shows and movies, giving Kiwis a broader selection of programming across various other channels which include Bold, Peach, Shake Extra (an extension of the main Shake channel), Rewind, Home and Taste.

The new line up for 2024 includes dramas, documentaries, light entertainment, factual and lifestyle shows. GEM will generally feature a range of specialist documentary, factual, arts and te ao Māori programming, while children’s and youth shows, comedies and teen-oriented dramas will be carried on Shake.

A PTV Network New Zealand spokesperson sees this as an exciting opportunity to provide more locally made content for New Zealanders. The spokesperson says, “It’s important for us to be reflecting the diversity of New Zealand and to showcase a range of people and perspectives.”

These initiatives are designed to increase viewership and engagement across each platform, which has been seen to be slipping with viewers’ attentions being taken up by streaming services. In addition, this will contribute to the local television industry and its sustainability, helping to provide opportunities for New Zealanders in the creative space.

Ultimately, this move will ensure that New Zealanders have more access to entertainment with New Zealand content, with a greater range of programming and local faces on screen. It is hoped that this will be a positive move for both viewers and the industry.

PTV Network New Zealand’s streaming platform, PTV+, will continue to play host to thousands of hours of live and on-demand content in 2024.

More to come…

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NEW HOSTESS FOR WHEEL OF FORTUNE

@SA_TV @foxyrover Below is a mock job advertisement.

Are you interested in joining the Wheel of Fortune team in 2024? PTV Network New Zealand is looking for a new hostess to join Matt Gibb for ‘New Zealand’s favourite game’.

Wheel of Fortune airs weeknights at 5.30pm on PTV and features three contestants competing against each other to spin the lucky wheel, solve word puzzles and win money and prizes. Recording of new episodes will take place in February 2024 and screen in mid-March.

It’s an exciting and challenging job for the right person.

The successful candidate should have enthusiasm for entertaining a live audience, strong presentation skills, the ability to think and act quickly and the capacity to learn new material quickly. It would also be an advantage if you have previous experience hosting a game show.

Ideally, the new hostess should have excellent on-air presence and a good sense of humour. The role also requires the ability to stay organised and manage workloads; to be patient, professional and keep contestants composed; and to establish strong rapport and chemistry with the host of the show, Matt Gibb.

The rewards for this position are great! You’ll be part of one of New Zealand’s most beloved game shows and bring fun and excitement to its viewers. You’ll also gain invaluable skills needed to have a successful career in television production.

If you meet all the criteria and think you have what it takes to join the Wheel of Fortune team, please visit ptv.co.nz/careers to find out more information. Good luck!

NEW HOSTS FOR SALE OF THE CENTURY

@SA_TV @foxyrover Below is a mock job advertisement.

PTV Network New Zealand is looking for a dynamic new host and a hostess for an exciting new version of what was then ‘New Zealand’s richest quiz’, Sale of the Century.

Screening weeknights at 7pm on PTV, Sale of the Century is one of New Zealand’s most popular TV programmes and has the potential to award contestants with thousands of dollars of prizes. This quick-wit, quick-finger quiz show has a unique twist - contestants are able to exchange their winnings for reduced-cost prizes. The show also includes key features such as the Gift Shop, the Fame Game/Who am I? and Fast Money.

The ideal hosts for the show would have excellent communication skills, the ability to think on their feet and a good command of general knowledge. The show requires quick thinking and an entertaining presence, making the selected hosts crucial in ensuring the show’s success.

PTV Network New Zealand is giving viewers the chance to have their say and nominate prospective hosts. Recording of new episodes will take place in February 2024 and screen in mid-March, and the new hosts will be responsible for making the show a must-watch TV event.

If you’d like to join the show and be a part of this exciting new version of Sale of the Century, then get in touch with us at ptv.co.nz/careers and join the team that will make the show a must-watch event. Get your application in today!