12 Apr 2015

TV3 news hour sliced in half

11:13 am on 12 April 2015

TV3 is cutting its Sunday night news hour in half.

Mark Jennings – Newsroom.co.nz co-editor.

Mark Jennings – Newsroom.co.nz co-editor. Photo: MediaWorks

From May the 24th the programme will run from 6:00pm to 6:30pm instead of to 7:00pm.

The current-affairs programme 3D - formerly known as 3rd Degree - will fill the second 30 minutes.

The head of news at MediaWorks, Mark Jennings, said people were increasingly time-poor and the network believed 30 minutes of news plus 30 minutes of current affairs was a winning formula.

MediaWorks announced last week that TV3's nightly 7 o'clock programme Campbell Live is under review.