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Below are the descriptions for each service.
PTV1 , the flagship of PTV Network, is the channel of choice for 25-54 year-olds and offers a broad range of programming – news and current affairs, free-to-air sport, and the best in homegrown and international entertainment through comedies, dramas, movies, documentaries and so much more – to the millions of viewers who tune in each month. Local content is at the heart of the channel, with nearly 50% of the PTV1 schedule consisting of New Zealand made programmes and talent.
PTV2 is the channel of choice for 18-39 year-olds and those with a youthful energy. It focuses heavily on both homegrown and international entertainment and delivers a lineup of engaging dramas, comedy and reality shows, as well as hit movies, the latest WWE Wrestling action fresh off the satellite, and the latest music videos and content. PTV2 is similar in format to 9Go! and 10 Peach from Australia and ITV2 and E4 from the UK.
PTV3 is the channel of choice for Kiwis who have more time for living life, all people 40-64 (a more mature audience than that of PTV1 or PTV2). From current affairs and thought-provoking documentary and factual programming to classic comedies, quality British dramas and all-time favourite movies, this is the channel that keeps its viewers informed and entertained. They are successful, motivated and switched on. PTV3 is similar in format to 7TWO and 9Gem from Australia and ITV3 from the UK.
PTV4 is PTV Network’s home of sport and male-skewed entertainment, providing a glorious escape from everyday life. The channel is made exclusively for men 25-54 and provides a blend of premium free-to-air sport, premium scripted and factual programmes, and action movies that really pack a punch. For the bigger events in PTV Network’s sporting calendar, such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, PTV4 supports the coverage on PTV1 by offering viewers coverage of alternative sports and events. PTV4 is similar in format to 7mate, 9Rush and 10 Bold from Australia and ITV4 from the UK.
PTV5 is PTV Network’s home of female-skewed entertainment, featuring real lives and real people. From guilty pleasures, glamour and fame to true crime, daytime chat, courtroom dramas and pop culture, the channel is made exclusively for women 25-54 and packed with the best in factual, lifestyle and reality programming. PTV5 is also the free-to-air home of the Silver Ferns and ANZ Premiership netball. PTV5 is similar in format to that of Arena from Australia, ITVBe from the UK, and Bravo and Lifetime from the USA.
PTV6 is an ‘entertaining and inspiring lifestyle television’ channel for Kiwis who have more time for living life, all people 40-64. The channel has themed nights of programming from 7.30pm: travel on Monday, interior design and DIY on Tuesday, the great outdoors on Wednesday, food on Thursday, home and garden on Friday, weekend living on Saturday, and natural history on Sunday. PTV6 is similar in format to 9Life and LifeStyle from Australia.
CPTV is Children’s PTV and prides itself on being a ‘100% safe’ place for Kiwi kids and families. Broadcasting from 5am each day, CPTV is full to the brim with the nation’s favourite kids shows – from safe and educational programming for preschoolers (0-5 year olds) in a commercial-free environment to a range of animation and live-action series for children of school age (5-14 year olds), with a focus on New Zealand content. After 6pm, CPTV offers a family entertainment block where parents and children can enjoy programmes together, including nature documentaries, science shows, tween dramas and family movies. CPTV is similar in format to ABC ME from Australia and CBBC and CITV from the UK.
PTV On Demand is PTV Network’s digital platform, where New Zealanders can enjoy their favourite PTV Network shows and movies at a time suitable to them. There’s full episode catch-ups (i.e. programmes available on PTV On Demand, straight after they have appeared on television), first looks (i.e. programmes exclusive to PTV On Demand, straight before they appear on television) and express plays from overseas (i.e. fast tracked from the US and UK); box sets of the finest in dramas, comedies and entertainment; and original digital content, like web series.
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