articles tagged 'Duke'

"Watch this channel": TVNZ's Louis Niven and Ed Kindred talk Duke's first year and future

  • Media
  • March 31, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
"Watch this channel": TVNZ's Louis Niven and Ed Kindred talk Duke's first year and future

Cast your mind back a year, and TVNZ was kicking off the hunt for the hard to find eyes of 18-39-year-old males. The solution was Duke, a free to air channel on TV and online with the freedom to experiment with its offering to gain the greatest appeal. We chat to general manager of online sales Louis Niven and Duke programmer Ed Kindred about it being the first male-skewed channel, its flexibility to try new things and what's in store for its future.

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Duke marks one year with live branded sport event

  • Media
  • March 23, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Duke marks one year with live branded sport event

When TVNZ launched Duke last year, it was championed as a way of reaching hard to get audiences and acting as an experiment lab for new forms of content. And its first birthday celebration is set to champion those strengths with a live primetime TV sports event that will see two friends battle it out for Fresh-Up.

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Into the (test) tube: Duke's Ed Kindred on conducting a few programming experiments

  • Media
  • September 22, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Into the (test) tube: Duke's Ed Kindred on conducting a few programming experiments
(Apparently Duke isn't just a sausage party)

TVNZ has dubbed Duke its 'innovation station' – a place where it can experiment with unconventional programming and scheduling decisions in a bid to attract a younger audience. We chat to the channel's programmer Ed Kindred about what this means and what he's doing differently. PLUS: a look at how many Kiwis tuned into the Paralympics this year.

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TVNZ dubs its bloke channel Duke

  • News
  • February 18, 2016
  • StopPress Team
TVNZ dubs its bloke channel Duke

TVNZ has just announced its new male orientated channel, Duke, will be live-streamed online and free to view on Freeview and on SKY from March 20.

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