TVNZ release Wild South series on DVD

18 07 2008

TVNZ is delighted to announce that it will release the highly respected Wild South series on DVD with the first two volumes due in store in August.

This development consolidates the long-standing partnership between New Zealand’s public broadcaster and Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ), the award-winning producer of local and international factual documentaries.

Lovers of the Wild South programmes, which screened for the first time on TV in the ’70s and ’80s, will be delighted to have access to these titles on DVD. A number of volumes, each comprising over two hours of highly acclaimed documentary programmes on each DVD, will be rolled out from August this year.

TVNZ’s General Manager of Content Licensing Leigh Wilson is excited about this new venture.

“This is a fantastic partnership because the quality of the NHNZ product is internationally renowned and the Wild South brand so highly respected within the New Zealand market. NHNZ’s catalogue of natural history titles is an excellent complement to our existing catalogue.”

NHNZ Managing Director Michael Stedman agrees that this is a significant step for NHNZ, and is of great benefit for consumers.

“We continue to get great feedback about these iconic programmes  New Zealanders love them. Generations of Kiwis who grew up watching these shows on TV ONE on Sunday nights will be delighted to have their favourite wildlife programmes on DVD. And now they’re available in a remastered format for the next generation – the perfect gift.”

The DVDs will be distributed by Roadshow Entertainment.

Noel Beckett, Managing Director of Roadshow Entertainment, said that Roadshow is pleased to distribute these award-winning titles from NHNZ on behalf of TVNZ.

“The availability of these productions confirms TVNZ’s position as a key supplier of quality DVD to the New Zealand market.”

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27 07 2008
GAnt Pearson

Hi,
I would appreciate it if you could tell me which WILD SOUTH titles will be ppearing on the first DVD,s.
I particularly liked the one on the Southern Alps, is this one included ?

Thanks, Grant

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