Kiwi ‘Street’ a hit in U.K.

Television New Zealand sudser “Shortland Street” recently completed a test run in anearly afternoon slot on Britain’s ITV station Central Television.

It pulled an audience share of between 42% and 58% and has now been moved to lead into the station’s 5:30 p.m. news.

Series distributor Grundy Intl. was at the recent Mip market, and expected to sign up more ITV stations to take the show, which has just celebrated its 500th episode.

Separately, TVNZ announced the renewal of its agreement with the BBC, allowing the pubcaster first option in New Zealand on all Beeb programs.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety