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TVNZ
TVNZ
2 is the second New Zealand
New Zealand
television channel owned and operated by the state-owned broadcaster Television New Zealand
Television New Zealand
(TVNZ). It targets a younger audience than its sister channel, TVNZ
TVNZ
1. TVNZ
TVNZ
2's line up consists of dramas, comedies, and reality TV shows. A small number are produced in New Zealand
New Zealand
which are either of a comedic, soap opera or reality nature, with rest of the line-up[1] imported from mostly a Warner Bros. or Disney catalogue or a FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
or Endemol soap opera/reality TV catalogue. TVNZ
TVNZ
2 is New Zealand's second-oldest television channel, formed in 1975 following the break-up of the New Zealand
New Zealand
Broadcasting Corporation into Radio New Zealand, Television One and Television Two. It began broadcasting on 30 June 1975, and for most of the 1970s was known as South Pacific Television. In 1980, it became a part of TVNZ when South Pacific Television and Television One merged, and reverted to the name TV2. The channel was renamed TVNZ
TVNZ
2 in October 2016.[2] The channel is broadcast on the government owned Kordia terrestrial network as well as on one of the two Kordia satellite transponders, which is included in channel packages on the Freeview, Igloo, and Sky platforms. Sky also make the channel available on one of their own satellite transponders.

Contents

1 History 2 TVNZ
TVNZ
2+1 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

A former logo, used until October 2016.

TV2 was formed following the dissolution of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation on 1 April 1975, with the corporation splitting into Radio New Zealand
New Zealand
and two television channels: Television One and Television Two. Whereas TV One took over WNTV1 in Wellington
Wellington
and DNTV2 in Dunedin as well as the existing channel frequencies, TV2 took over AKTV2 in Auckland
Auckland
and CHTV3 in Christchurch and was given new channel frequencies on ITU band III – channel 4 in Auckland
Auckland
and channel 8 in Christchurch. TV2 began broadcasting in Auckland
Auckland
and Christchurch
Christchurch
on 30 June 1975, but did not begin broadcasting in Wellington
Wellington
(on channel 5) until November and in Dunedin (on channel 4) until well into 1976. The station opened with a Telethon for the St John Ambulance Service. As there was only one national link, and TV One had priority, TV2 used the link overnight to feed the next day's programmes between Auckland and Christchurch
Christchurch
so they could be broadcast simultaneously. During its first year, TV2 introduced the Goodnight Kiwi cartoon for its closedown, although it was not until 1980 that it assumed its most recognised form. In 1976, TV2 was renamed South Pacific Television, and along with TV One and Radio New Zealand
New Zealand
it became part of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand
New Zealand
(BCNZ) in 1977. In 1980, South Pacific Television (which reverted to its original name of TV2) and TV One merged to form Television New Zealand, with the promise of 'complementary programming'. In 1981, tenders were called for the supply of programmes for TV2's morning slot. The following year Northern Television began producing programmes as the first private enterprise TV broadcaster in the country. In 1983 Northern TV was forced to close due to high costs and low advertising revenue. The National government debated selling off TV2 to a private enterprise in 1983, but this did not happen. In 1988 the Labour government dissolved BCNZ, and deregulated the broadcasting market. With the launch of TV3 in 1989, TV2 (now rebranded 'Channel 2') moved away from complementary programming and repositioned itself as an entertainment channel, leaving more serious programming to TV One. On 29 November 1991, Channel 2 introduced 24-hour television overnight on Fridays and Saturdays, eventually becoming 24/7 on 19 October 1994. In 1995, Channel 2 reverted to its old name, TV2. TV2's highest-ever rating broadcast was the BBC Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, which screened on 21 November 1995. 1.517 million New Zealanders tuned in, or 41 percent of New Zealand's population (3.706 million). The broadcast remained the country's most watched television broadcast until 31 August 1997, when TV One's breaking news of Diana's death gained 1.703 million viewers. On 22 September 2007, TV2 went into 16:9 widescreen on Freeview 24 hours a day. On 2 September 2010, TV2 changed from broadcasting in 720p
720p
high definition to 1080i.[citation needed] On New Year's Day 2012, TV2 introduced a new look graphics package with a new theme song for the network. At the same time, the TV2 digital on-screen graphic logo moved from the top right hand corner of the screen to the bottom right hand corner of the screen, for the first time since 2003. From 19 August 2013, TV2 reacquired broadcast rights for Home and Away, after outbidding TV3.[3] On October 2016, the channel was renamed TVNZ
TVNZ
2. TVNZ
TVNZ
2+1[edit]

TVNZ
TVNZ
2+1

Launched 1 September 2013

Broadcast area National

Formerly called TV2+1 (2013–2016)

A former logo, used until October 2016.

TVNZ
TVNZ
2+1 was launched to Freeview and Sky customers on 1 September 2013 as TV2+1. It is a channel with a one-hour time shift of the Auckland
Auckland
TVNZ
TVNZ
2 feed. The channel is available on Channel 7 on Freeview and 502 on Sky. This channel replaced U, which was an interactive youth-orientated channel. When the channel was launched, TV One Plus 1 (now TVNZ
TVNZ
1+1) moved to Channel 6 on Freeview, while TV2+1 took over Channel 7. It was rebranded as TVNZ
TVNZ
2+1 on 1 October 2016. See also[edit] List of TVNZ
TVNZ
television programming References[edit]

^ "TV2_WEEK_14a.pdf" (PDF). TVNZ. Retrieved April 2, 2018.  ^ "So long TV One, TVNZ
TVNZ
announces new channel names". New Zealand Herald. September 29, 2016.  ^ " TVNZ
TVNZ
announces when Home and Away
Home and Away
will air". ONE News. Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Television New Zealand

Current free-to-air channels

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TVNZ
1 TVNZ 1
TVNZ 1
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TVNZ
2 TVNZ
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2 +1 TVNZ
TVNZ
Duke

Defunct channels

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TVNZ
Sport Extra TVNZ
TVNZ
6 TVNZ
TVNZ
7 U TVNZ
TVNZ
Heartland TVNZ
TVNZ
Kidzone

Other services

1 News

1 Sport

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TVNZ
OnDemand

v t e

Television in New Zealand

Free-to-air channels

National

Governmental

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TVNZ
1 TVNZ
TVNZ
2 Māori Television Te Reo Parliament TV TVNZ
TVNZ
Duke

Private

Three Bravo The Edge TV ChoiceTV Prime Al Jazeera TVSN CTV8 TV33

Regional

Auckland

Face TV

Christchurch

CTV Shine TV VTV

Other

Channel North Television Channel 61 TVHB 39 Dunedin Television

Defunct

National

Horizon Pacific Television TVNZ
TVNZ
6 TVNZ
TVNZ
7 U C4 C42 Sommet Sports TVNZ
TVNZ
Pop-up Four Yesshop The Shopping Channel

Local

ALT TV ATN Max TV Cry TV Cue TV

Local programming by network

Mediaworks Prime TVNZ

Primetime television schedules

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