Theme music and new look for Sunrise revealed

Updated: has an exclusive preview of what to expect on Monday morning.

Sunrise viewers are in for an early morning treat when the show launches a fresh new look on air Monday July 13.

With Sunrise reaching more New Zealanders every day Executive Producer Alistair Wilkinson says they thought the time was right to give the show a makeover.

“We’ve revamped the backdrops, the graphics and the music. We were lucky enough to secure the talents of noted Kiwi composer Keith Ballantyne to write our new theme tune. It’s infectious,” he says.

The Sunrise team are proud of our makeover which comes to air a week after the newest addition to the show, Ingrid Hipkiss, started with the team.

Wilkinson comments: “We reckon it’s fresher, smarter and brighter than the opposition, and we hope that viewers will agree.”

Director of News and Current affairs Mark Jennings says it’s a very different look from what we’ve been used to with the show but is confident the public will like what they see when it launches next week.

“The essence of the show remains the same but viewers can look forward to a striking new look with a faster pace to start their day,” he comments.

Sunrise screens weekdays from 7am on TV3.

Here is a sneak peak of what to expect:

You can listen to the new theme music for Sunrise below:

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