Last updated
Country New Zealand
Broadcast areaNational
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Owner Television New Zealand
Sister channels TVNZ 1
Launched20 March 2016
Former namesDuke
Freeview 13
Freeview 13
Sky 23
Vodafone TV 23
Streaming media
TVNZ Watch live (NZ only)

TVNZ Duke (formerly Duke) is a New Zealand television channel run by state broadcaster Television New Zealand. It screens programming targeted at a male audience. [1] It was launched on 20 March 2016 to replace TVNZ's popup channel that was used to air the Wimbledon Championships. [2] Initially advertised as a male-skewed channel, this branding was later dropped. [3]


Its programming includes comedy, drama, documentaries, movies, music (under the Dukebox Music banner) and sport. It operates between the hours of 6pm and midnight, and occasionally screens live sport events outside these hours. [2] The channel is available on Freeview channel 13 and channel 23 on Sky. Some programming is also available on TVNZ OnDemand.

TVNZ Duke started broadcasting in 1080i HD terrestrially on 11 January 2018; [4] the online live stream of the channel had already been streaming up to 720p.


Local Series

Sports rights

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TVNZ Duke+1

TVNZ Duke+1
Broadcast areaNational
Picture format 16:9 (SDTV)
Launched17 November 2020
DVB 64-QAM on band IV

TVNZ Duke+1 is a one-hour timeshifted channel that was launched on Freeview on 17 November 2020.[ citation needed ] TVNZ Duke+1 is available on Channel 18 on Freeview via UHF and Sky channel 504. [10]

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