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BRAVO to launch 3 July

MediaWorks, Auckland, 22 June 2016: MediaWorks and NBCUniversal International Networks today confirmed that Bravo will launch on the morning of Sunday, July 3
 
As New Zealand’s new home of premium unscripted programming, Bravo will feature a stellar line-up from launch, including:
 
Sun., July 3 – 8.30 pm: Dance Moms: Season 6, First Time on NZ TV
Mon., July 4 – 9.30 pm: Flipping Out: Season 8, First Time on NZ TV
Tues., July 5 – 8.30pm: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: S6, First Time on NZ TV
Wed., July 6 – 8.30pm: Below Deck Mediterranean: S1, First Time on NZ TV
Thurs., July 7 – 8.30pm: The Real Housewives of Orange County: S11, Express from the US
Fri., July 8 – 8.30pm: Vanderpump Rules: S4, First Time on NZ TV
Sat., July 9 – 9.30pm: Shahs of Sunset: S1, First Time on NZ TV
 
Throughout July, Bravo will also broadcast Teresa Guidice’s return to television following her stint in prison in the drama-filled return of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Express from the US. Après Ski (S1), Made in Chelsea (S6) and Shahs of Sunset will also broadcast in New Zealand for the first time. Returning favourites include Top Chef (S12) and Million Dollar Listing: NY (S4.)
 
Bravo will go live on Freeview channel 4, and SKY channel 12 the morning of July 3. Bravo Plus 1 will go live on Freeview channel 9, and SKY channel 512 also the same morning. New Zealanders will be able to catch-up all their favourite Bravo content on-demand via 3NOW for iOS and Android.
 
Beyond launch, audiences can expect more new shows focused on the brand’s unique passion points of glam, design, food and pop culture, including The Real Housewives of Auckland – the local version of the global smash-hit franchise – to premiere in August 2016.

About Bravo New Zealand
Bravo is Life Lived Large. An entertainment-lifestyle brand carrying high-quality original content focused on the network’s passion points of glam, design, food and pop culture. Programming includes unscripted favourites such as Emmy award-winning Top Chef, Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Shahs of Sunset, Made In Chelsea, Après Ski, Tour Group, Southern Charm, Flipping Out and the popular Million Dollar Listing and The Real Housewives franchises. Watch Bravo content anywhere: On Demand via 3NOW for iOS and Android. 
 
Bravo is a joint venture*  between MediaWorks, New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms and NBCUniversal International, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
 
About MediaWorks
MediaWorks is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The company owns and operates television channels TV3, FOUR and The Edge TV; radio brands The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, George FM, Magic, and RadioLIVE; a network of websites including newshub.co.nz and 3NOW, and a family of mobile and tablet apps.  MediaWorks’ entertainment and news brands and people are household names, with loyal, highly engaged audiences. www.mediaworks.co.nz
 
About NBCUniversal International Networks
NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.  The channel brands in the portfolio include Bravo, Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.
 
NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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