BBC Worldwide content heads to New Zealand networks
Almost 200 hours of BBC Worldwide’s leading drama, factual and entertainment content will air in New Zealand following deals across terrestrial and subscription platforms in that territory. Amongst titles to air on national broadcaster TVNZ are The City Addicted to Crystal Meth; Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow; Father and Son; and Air Medics. New factual content on Prime Television include BBC Science producer Michael Mosley’s new titles: 10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep, 10 Things You Need to Know about Losing Weight and his new series aiming to discover just how much science can improve his life: Make Me… Several major dramas premier in the latest content deal with subscription broadcaster Rialto Channel. These include Soundproof, Last Resort, as well as the two most recent series of the television show for true music lovers Later…With Jools Holland. Nearly 70 hours of BBC Worldwide lifestyle content will air on New Zealand’s Living Channel and Food TV, including territory premieres of Why Are Thin People Not Fat?, 50 Things to Eat Before You Die, and Gardeners’ World 2009. And a selection of more than 40 hours of factual programming has been acquired by the Documentary Channel, including Inside the Saudi Kingdom, The Satanic Verses Affair, Did Darwin Kill God? and a comprehensive selection from the BBC’s seminal science strand Horizon which includes Why Do We Dream?, The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock and Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?