A+E Networks® International has signed a deal with New Zealand’s TVNZ for the launch of the first Lifetime®-branded AVOD channel in the territory, it was announced jointly by Glen Hansen, Senior Vice President of Content Sales, Asia-Pacific and Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content.

Kicking off in August with 40 Lifetime movie titles, TVNZ will add four new titles each month from Lifetime’s extensive library of globally relevant, high-quality TV movies during the first year of the agreement.

“TVNZ OnDemand is a hugely popular platform in New Zealand, experiencing tremendous growth in both reach and popularity. We are thrilled to partner with them in launching a dedicated Lifetime digital channel featuring original, premium, high-quality and award-winning movies, which New Zealand audiences will love,” said Hansen.

Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content adds, “We’re excited to have Lifetime join TVNZ OnDemand’s digital channel offering. Lifetime is big on entertainment and big on drama. It’s engaging, crowd-pleasing content and we know our viewers are going to love every moment of it.”

Among the top-performing TV movies immediately available at launch is a number Lifetime Original Movies including College Admissions Scandal, the adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ four-film Flowers in the Attic franchise, the Jane Green series based on her internationally best-selling novels, Lifetime’s Wrong franchise of movies, and the popular Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal.