TVNZ Duke

TVNZ Duke (formerly Duke) is a New Zealand television channel run by state broadcaster Television New Zealand. It screens programming targeted at a male audience.[1] It was launched on 20 March 2016 to replace TVNZ's popup channel that was used to air the Wimbledon Championships.[2] Initially advertised as a male-skewed channel, this branding was later dropped.[3]

TVNZ Duke
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CountryNew Zealand
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
Programming
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTelevision New Zealand
Sister channelsTVNZ 1
TVNZ 2
History
Launched20 March 2016
Former namesDuke
Links
Websitewww.tvnz.co.nz/livetv/tvnz-duke
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview13
Satellite
Freeview13
Sky23
IPTV
Vodafone TV23
Streaming media
TVNZWatch live (NZ only)

Its programming includes comedy, drama, documentaries, movies, music (under the Dukebox Music banner) and sport. It operates between the hours of 6pm and midnight, and occasionally screens live sport events outside these hours.[2] The channel is available on Freeview channel 13 and channel 23 on Sky. Some programming is also available on TVNZ OnDemand.

TVNZ Duke started broadcasting in 1080i HD terrestrially on 11 January 2018;[4] the online live stream of the channel had already been streaming up to 720p.

ProgrammingEdit

Local SeriesEdit

Sports rightsEdit

Licensed from Sky Sport :

  • AFL Aussie Rules Football (Live, Delayed and Highlights)

Licensed from Spark Sport :

TVNZ Duke+1Edit

TVNZ Duke+1
 
Broadcast areaNational
Programming
Picture format16:9 (SDTV)
History
Launched17 November 2020
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB 64-QAM on band IV

TVNZ Duke+1 is a one-hour timeshifted channel that was launched on Freeview on 17 November 2020.[citation needed] TVNZ Duke+1 is available on Channel 18 on Freeview via UHF and Sky channel 504.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First look at Duke, TVNZ's channel for boys". New Zealand Herald. 2016-02-18. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ a b "TVNZ announces name of new channel". 1 News. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Duke: TVNZ announces men's channel name and it's a classic". Stuff.co.nz. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Duke to Go HD on Thursday | ScreenScribe". www.screenscribe.net. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  5. ^ "Spark Sport secures Wimbledon coverage in deal with TVNZ". Stuff. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  6. ^ Wednesday; October 2018, 10; NZ, 9:40 am Press Release: Spark. "Spark adds Heineken Champions Cup rugby to sports line-up | Scoop News". www.scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 2020-01-25.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "FIH Pro League". Men's FIH Pro League. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  8. ^ "FIH Pro League". Women's FIH Pro League. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  9. ^ "Spark Sport wins New Zealand Cricket broadcasting rights for six years". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  10. ^ Sowman-Lund, Stewart (5 November 2020). "Live updates, November 5: US election – Biden closes gap in Georgia; Trump tries to stop vote count". The Spinoff. Retrieved 13 November 2020. TVNZ also announced a new channel: Duke+1