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.
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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.
It’s not unusual to see marcomms work for the New Zealand market that’s been done by our dear Australian friends. But Auckland independent Lassoo Media and PR has been reversing that trend recently after being enlisted to carry out trans-Tasman work for clients like Cavalier Bremworth, Trilogy and, most recently, The Comfort Group, which owns Sleepyhead and Sleepmaker, amongst other brands.
Y&R NZ has been appointed as the creative agency for Quickflix Australia and New Zealand and will start immediately on developing separate campaigns for both markets. And Quickflix is certainly going to need some help in this market, as it seems to have largely gone under the radar since launching with a call to the government to regulate content rights because they hinder broadband uptake.