is the flagship network
of New Zealand state broadcaster Television New Zealand
(TVNZ). It was the first major television network in New Zealand, starting out from 1960 onwards as individual stations in major centres and eventually networking to become NZBC TV in 1969. The network was renamed Television One in 1975 upon the breakup of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, and became a part of TVNZ in 1980 when Television One and South Pacific Television
(now sister network TV2
TV One is both a commercial television network and a public broadcaster. Central to TV One is news and current affairs, under the banner ONE News
. Other programming consists of mainly drama, general entertainment and documentaries, both locally and internationally (especially British
) produced. The network is broadcast on all digital platforms, and is available via analogue off most terrestrial transmitters.
It is estimated that 98.6% of New Zealand households with a television have access to TV One.
1960 - 1975: NZBC TV
At 7.30pm on 1 June 1960, New Zealand's first television channel, AKTV2, started broadcasting in Auckland
from the NZBC building at 74 Shortland Street, previously used to broadcast public radio station 1YA and now home to The University of Auckland
's Gus Fisher Gallery
. Owned and operated by the New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS, which became the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation
in 1962), it initially broadcast for two hours a day, two days a... Read More