ZM20 launches on Juice TV

ZM20onJuiceTVThe Radio Network (TRN) announced yesterday that its hit music station ZM will be airing a television show – ZM20 – on music television channel Juice TV (SKY Channel 112) starting immediately.

The show will air between 4pm – 6pm weekdays and is launching in the same week as rival MediaWorks channel The Edge TV. Nowadays, with radio spreading across all kinds of media, on air personalities can’t just have ‘a face for radio’ as they are now featured online, across social media and on TV.

The Radio Network’s popular ZM station is continuing its commitment to providing easy access for its audience with the hip brand set to launch on Juice TV from Monday. Content Director for ZM, Sarah Gandy says it was a natural fit with the company’s vision for ZM as it continues to fuel an ever-expanding multimedia footprint.

“ZM is everywhere because that’s what our audience wants. It’s about being able to consume content when and where listeners want to on multiple devices. ZM is highly engaged with its audience on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, online and via iHeartRadio and now on Juice TV.”

Gandy says with 85% of internet usage in New Zealand forecast to be video by 2018, ZM is perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of this shift. ZM has always been an early adopter of new technology, so the newly created show on Juice TV is simply one part of an extensive game-plan.

“It’s about getting your fix when it suits you. We were first to invest heavily in a state-of-the-art studio, introducing the live stream when Fletch, Vaughan and Megan started. This has proven hugely popular and their podcasts are consistently in the top five podcasts on iTunes.”

Gandy says ZM is leading the way in live streaming.

“iHeartRadio’s ZM live streaming attracted an audience of 54,039 in May and 66% of those people are using their mobile to listen. They listened to 649,099 live streams during that month and the ZM website had its biggest month ever with 542,053 unique visitors.” (Omniture Unique Visitors May 2014).

ZM will be air on Juice TV (Channel 112 on SKY) from 4-6pm every week day. With a monthly reach of 665,000 of which 285,000 are 15-29 year olds, Director of Juice TV, Dan Wrightson says the brand alliance couldn’t be better.

“We’re very excited about working with TRN on this project. Everyone is talking about ZM, it’s the hottest thing right now and their brand aligns perfectly with our Juice TV audience.”

The show will be presented by Six60 bass player and ZM host Chris Mac and will feature the 20 top songs in New Zealand with ZM listeners able to vote daily for their favourite songs.

ZM20 will feature, in addition to the Top 20 with Chris Mac:

  • The Scoop with PJ featuring the latest celebrity gossip from New Zealand and around the world.
  • Best Bits of Fletch, Vaughan & Megan featuring video highlights of their breakfast show and other adventures.
  • ZMTV featuring all the best videos from the ZM team.

A similar format of radio with pictures, the MediaWorks owned The Edge TV, launches on Friday but will be its own channel broadcasting on SKY Channel 114 and Freeview Channel 11.

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  • BT

    didn’t video kill the radio star?

  • Drew Horan

    The stupid thing is Juice TV aint on Freeview!

  • Ana

    Sorry to rain on your story, but this has been going since at least Monday – you’re too late (as is usual for this site).

    • Mark Wasley

      I thought this would be obvious with the keywords “announced yesterday” and “starting immediately”. If the show launched on Monday, then I don’t feel posting when I found out about it (on Tuesday) as late. And as the phrase goes… better late than never, if you feel that way.