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Discovery launching new FTA channels in NZ

March 2, 2022

Discovery’s new free-to-air channels. eden and Rush will launch on March 21st in New Zealand.

Glen Kyne, Senior Vice President and General Manager ANZ said: “We’re delighted to launch two new free-to-air channels in New Zealand, delivering on our promise to bring more great entertainment to Kiwi audiences. eden and Rush combine the best of Discovery’s global library with carefully selected shows to build a stellar line-up of content. Whether viewers watch live or stream on ThreeNow, we know they’re going to love it.”

eden delivers viewers ‘A Better Everyday’ as New Zealand’s new fourth mass market general-entertainment channel. eden will offer content that entertains, informs, and provokes new thinking and interests for viewers. Australian drama series The Newsreader will premiere on eden on March 24th. New British drama series Finding Alice will follow in May.

Rush will launch as New Zealand’s home of high adventure, high octane and high adrenaline reality. Content will include Manhunt with Joel Lambert, Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls, The Wheel, Goblin Works Garage, Iron Resurrection and Texas Metal

Also from March 21st, Discovery channels HGTV and Three+1 will move Freeview EPG positions. HGTV will move to Freeview 19 and Sky 21. Three+1 will move to Freeview 13 and Sky 503.

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