TVNZ was on hand to scoop up the popular beach-side soap, which will begin airing on the 5:30pm timeslot on TV2 from 19 August.
It's still to be seen how much of a blow the loss of Home and Away will be to TV3's ratings (and MediaWorks' bottom line), the show has a large fan base and is a big draw card to the time slot directly preceding 3 News.
15 Minute Meals isn't the most direct replacement for the soap opera, but could provide TV3 access to a new cooking-friendly demographic. However, this reporter has yet to see a recipe on the Jamie Oliver cooking show which has taken less than 40 minutes to cook.
The tail end of 2018 brought with it some major announcements between media companies and the booming out-of-home market. Nearly two months since NZME and Go Media enacted their partnership and MediaWorks and QMS Media announced their proposed merger, we have a chat with media agencies to see whether the latest developments are a sign of things to come.