It’s 18 months since Bravo graced New Zealand’s screens, delivering a dose of reality TV to local audiences in the form of Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules and Million Dollar Listings. We speak to Chris Taylor, managing director of networks and distribution for Australia and New Zealand, about how the channel is settling into the local media landscape and what it has planned for 2018.
Bravo general manager Maria Mahony has left her leadership role at the channel co-owned and operated by MediaWorks and NBC Universal.
Bravo New Zealand is set for an injection of local talent after kicking off a nationwide search for its first local host.
It’s been seven months since Bravo hit New Zealand screens, delivering a constant stream of American reality programming to free-to-air TV. We speak to NBCUniversal’s Australia and New Zealand head Chris Taylor about sustaining numbers, ‘Bravoholics’ and the future.
The Real Housewives of Auckland was pasted all over social media during its run of ten episodes. And this didn’t happen by accident. Pulling the strings behind the scenes was Auckland based social media agency, Backchat Media. Here’s how it did it.
We get the goss from executive producer Hayley Cunningham about what went into making a show like this for a Kiwi audience and how there might be more to the series, and the housewives, than meets the eye.
MediaWorks and NBC International have appointed Maria Mahony as the general manager for Bravo New Zealand. She joins the joint venture from her recent role as the head of programming and local content for Lightbox, arriving with 17 years in local and international broadcasting experience at a range of companies, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TVNZ (Lightbox is yet to announce a replacement for Mahony).
When news broke of Hilary Barry’s resignation on Friday night, many reports indicated that the media company’s chief executive Mark Weldon would have found it frustrating given that he was poised to make a major announcement on Tuesday. Well, Tuesday has arrived, and despite the chaos encircling MediaWorks, it has still delivered its “big” news. This morning, MediaWorks sent out a release to the media confirming that it had signed a joint venture with NBCUniversal International Networks, which will see channel Four transformed into Bravo by July 2016.