Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Local programmes spark international interest

Local programmes spark international interest

Over sixty percent of TVNZ's finished programme catalogue pitched to buyers at the international television market, MIPCOM has stimulated the interest of buyers from all over the world, with one documentary series in final negotiations.

The programmes, which include the latest series of TVNZ's popular "Taste NZ" and recently released "Toast NZ", as well as independently produced programmes such as XSTV's award-winning "MO Show", were offered for the first time at MIPCOM, one of the largest annual television markets.

Marty Behrens, Head of Business Development, acknowledged the support of producers who have allowed TVNZ to represent their programmes internationally. "Naturally, as we have invested in them, we see our programmes as assets that need to be maximised. We are fortunate to have a number of producers who also see ongoing value in presenting their product to the international market," he said.

"We're incredibly pleased at the response we've had to our sales initiative. We are now sending viewing tapes to broadcasters and channels in Asia, Europe and North America and from this we will gain feedback about how well our locally-made programmes travel into different territories."

"The market also allowed us to meet and develop good relationships with established broadcasters such as Canada's Alliance Atlantis and a number of BBC channels. For our first effort into the market, we have made some excellent contacts and achieved significant progress towards sales from this catalogue," said Mr Behrens.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland