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NHNZ goes in Search of Extreme Homes Down Under

April 7 2005

NHNZ goes in Search of Extreme Homes Down Under

The world has seen our landscape, now they’re going to see inside our homes.

Home & Garden Television (HGTV) has commissioned NHNZ to produce a high definition special Extreme Homes - Down Under.

The one hour show will uncover the most extreme homes in New Zealand and Australia – not just the ultra-modern but really out there concepts that make your jaw drop with wonder and amazement.

Producer Tina Diaz says the programme will feature a range of houses, some new, some old, but all are quirky and innovative in their own way. She adds that HGTV is looking for the unique character and flavour of the “downunder” personality.

“New Zealanders and Australians both have a strong tradition of home ownership and a taste for originality – sparked often by the need to find novel solutions in harsh and remote locations. Each country has an abundance of physical space and a wealth and diversity of natural building products. And plenty of imagination! ”

NHNZ is one of the world’s leading producers of factual programming embracing the genres of nature, health, science, adventure, and people. With over 70 programmes currently in production, its crews work in locations around the world to produce a diversity of films for international broadcasters including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Health, National Geographic Channel, France 5, NHK in Japan and NDR in Germany. Based in Dunedin, New Zealand, the company is wholly owned by Fox Television Studios.

Home & Garden Television (HGTV) is distributed to more than 87 million U.S. households, making it one of the fastest growing networks in cable television history. Additionally, with more than 3.5 million unique visitors on average each month, HGTV.com is America’s leading online home and garden destination. Internationally, HGTV owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network’s daily programming.

HGTV branded programming can be seen in 26 other countries and selected HGTV programming is available to service men and women through American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS) to over 1,000 outlets in more than 175 countries and on board Navy ships.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Nashville, HGTV is wholly owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, which also operates Food Network, DIY – Do It Yourself Network, Fine Living, electronic retailer Shop At Home Network and Great America Country (GAC).

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