TVNZ Duke, formerly Duke and stylized as TVNZ DUKE or 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]

CountryNew Zealand
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
OwnerTelevision New Zealand
Sister channelsTVNZ 1
Launched20 March 2016
Former namesDuke
WebcastWatch live (NZ only)

TVNZ Duke offers a schedule of programmes which include comedy, drama, documentaries, movies, music (under the DUKEbox Music banner) and sport. It initially broadcast between the hours of 6pm and midnight, and occasionally screened live sport events outside these hours;[2] On average, it currently broadcasts from 10.30am until late on weekdays and from 7am until late on weekends. The channel is available on Freeview channel 6 and channel 23 on Sky. Some programmes are also available on the streaming service TVNZ+.

TVNZ Duke started broadcasting in 1080i HD on terrestrially channel 13 on 11 January 2018;[4] the online live stream of the channel had already been streaming up to 720p.

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Licensed from Sky Sport :

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

Licensed from Spark Sport :

TVNZ Duke+1 edit

TVNZ Duke+1
Broadcast areaNational
Picture format16:9 (SDTV)
Launched17 November 2020
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 12 on Freeview via UHF and Sky channel 504.[10][11]

References edit

  1. ^ "First look at Duke, TVNZ's channel for boys". New Zealand Herald. 18 February 2016. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  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". 18 February 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Duke to Go HD on Thursday | ScreenScribe". Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Spark Sport secures Wimbledon coverage in deal with TVNZ". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Spark adds Heineken Champions Cup rugby to sports line-up". 10 October 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  7. ^ "FIH Pro League". Men's FIH Pro League. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  8. ^ "FIH Pro League". Women's FIH Pro League. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Spark Sport wins New Zealand Cricket broadcasting rights for six years". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  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
  11. ^ "Freeview Channel Changes 21 March 2022". Freeview. Retrieved 21 March 2022.

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