Curated by the NZ On Screen Team
November 2014 marks 25 years since New Zealand TV’s third channel began broadcasting. This 25th birthday sampler pack looks back at iconic drama (Outrageous Fortune), upstart news shows (Nightline), fresh youth programming (Ice TV, Being Eve) and comedy high watermarks (bro’Town, Jaquie Brown, 7 Days). As the launch slogan said "come home to the feeling!"
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 20th birthday survey, The Herald's Sarah Lang plots TV3's journey from “foreign-owned upstart” to beloved kiwi battler. Read >