TVNZ is about to fast-track 16 blockbuster international shows across TVNZ platforms.
Starting this month, exciting new releases and returning favourites will hit TVNZ screens faster than ever before – in some cases within hours of going to air in the US.
The most anticipated series of the year, Gotham, will debut on TV2 within days of its Stateside launch this month. This Batman prequel follows the epic story behind some of DC Comics’ most famous villains and vigilantes, and has garnered massive global hype.
Also fast-tracked for TV2 will be a new season of hit series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in September; and season three of fan favourite Arrow, teamed with its new spin-off series, The Flash, in October.
October will also see critically acclaimed series, The Walking Dead return, within hours of its American screening.
TVNZ’s Head of Content, Jeff Latch says, “Kiwis have a huge appetite for international content, and these blockbuster shows have an unprecedented level of talkability. With our fast-tracked content, Kiwis will be a part of this global conversation.”
Viewers will be spoilt for choice with TVNZ Ondemand set to premiere a raft of exclusive content first and fast. Hot teen drama, Red Band Society will kick this off, available exclusively from this coming Wednesday (September 17).
TVNZ Ondemand will also premiere chilling new drama, Constantine, and hilarious new comedy, Manhattan Love Story this spring. A number of returning favourites will also be available straight after the US, including The 100, Revenge, Two And A Half Men, Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy (season 11 will be available Ondemand immediately after the season 10 finale on TV2).
TVNZ’s Head of Digital Media, Thor Bayer says, “New Zealand has seen a surge in online viewing, with an 80 per cent growth in TVNZ Ondemand over the past year. Kiwis are increasingly viewing shows on multiple screens and we’re committed to ensuring they have the very best content as quickly as possible. It’s all about first run premium content, delivered fast, and free to view.”
TVNZ FAST- TRACKED PREMIERES:
Gotham – September – TV2
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – September – TV2
The Flash – October – TV2
Arrow – October – TV2
The Walking Dead – October – TV2
Red Band Society – September – TVNZ Ondemand
The 100 – September – TVNZ Ondemand
Scandal – September – TVNZ Ondemand
Constantine – October – TVNZ Ondemand
Manhattan Love Story – October – TVNZ Ondemand
Revenge – October – TVNZ Ondemand
Grey’s Anatomy – October – TVNZ Ondemand
The Vampire Diaries – October – TVNZ Ondemand
The Originals – October – TVNZ Ondemand
Supernatural – October – TVNZ Ondemand
Two And A Half Men – November – TVNZ Ondemand