Curated by the NZ On Screen Team
November 2010 marks 21 years since New Zealand TV’s third channel began broadcasting. This 21st birthday sampler pack looks back at iconic drama (Outrageous Fortune), upstart news shows (Nightline), fresh youth programming (Ice TV, Being Eve) and watermarks high (bro’Town, Jaquie Brown, 7 Days) and low (Melody Rules) of local screen comedy.
Philip Wakefield argues TV3’s success is built on taking “more creative risks with local content than the state-owned competition.” Read >
In a 2009 NZ Herald 20th birthday survey Sarah Lang plots TV3's journey from “foreign-owned upstart” to beloved kiwi battler. Read >
We're in the process of sourcing classic Campbell Live, Ralston Show and Early Bird Show. Are there other TV3 shows you’d like to see? Let us know >