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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Hour long One News MJ special tonight at 5PM

Wendy Petrie will present a ONE News Special between 5-6pm this evening of Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service held earlier today.

TV ONE broadcast the entire service via satellite from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles this morning during Breakfast and on TVNZ7 (Freeview & Sky 97).

“The service turned out to be one of those really special television events, it was such compelling viewing that it deserved to be seen by a prime time audience, so we’re compiling an hour long highlights package that Wendy will present before ONE News at 6pm tonight”, said ONE News Editor, Paul Patrick.

“There will also be comprehensive coverage of the funeral in the news including reports from USA Correspondent, Tim Wilson and Los Angeles based TVNZ Entertainment Reporter, Dominic Bowden who have both been on the ground in LA since 4am.”

Michael Jackson Memorial Service live on TV One

TV ONE will broadcast the Michael Jackson Memorial Service live via satellite from Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.

The broadcast starts at 4:55am NZT and will be hosted by Breakfast presenters, Paul Henry and Ali Mau through until 9am.

ONE News will have full coverage of the memorial throughout Wednesday including updates from US Correspondent, Tim Wilson and TVNZ Entertainment Reporter, Dominic Bowden who have been covering the story from Los Angeles since news broke of Michael Jackson’s death.