AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (24 August, 2016) – Today HGTV will expand distribution in New Zealand launching on two new platforms. From 10:00am, HGTV will be available to all New Zealanders on Freeview Satellite channel 17 and as part of SKY TV’s basic package on channel 021.
“The expanded distribution of HGTV reflects the demand for quality lifestyle programming in the region,” said Julia Baylis, General Manager of HGTV in New Zealand. “We are so pleased to be partnering with Freeview Satellite and SKY to reach 100% of households in New Zealand.”
HGTV is the premier source for entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content. The schedule comprises of top-rated U.S. and international series including Fixer Upper, hosted by Texas design and remodelling pros, Chip and Joanna Gaines; Flip or Flop featuring husband and wife house-flipping team, Tarek and Christina El Moussa; and global real estate series House Hunters International that follows buyers looking for their dream home.
HGTV launched in 1994 in the United States and today is America’s leading home and lifestyle brand. The channel is distributed to more than 92 million U.S. households and is a top 10 cable network. HGTV first launched outside of North America in 2014 and is now available in more than 40 countries and territories outside the U.S. including Canada, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Australia. HGTV premiered on Freeview in New Zealand in June.
About Scripps Networks Interactive:
Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.