Ways to Watch Gymnastics at Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

Seven out of the two hundred and fifty-one athletes in the New Zealand team competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, are gymnastics athletes.  If you are not fortunate enough to be at the event, following are some ways that we can support our athletes from afar…

There are certain media restrictions in the Village, but we will be posting what we can on our Facebook page.

TVNZ are opening up access to all the action from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games across TV, mobile and connected devices. TVNZ 1 and DUKE will be fully focused on the Gold Coast event and TVNZ will launch two additional channels, Games Extra and Games Online, providing wall to wall coverage around the clock.

Keep an eye on these four channels to see which is giving the best gymnastics coverage.

MAG Team competition highlights.


TVNZ 1’s coverage will focus on the New Zealand athletes and deliver viewers the big moments live from the Gold Coast.


1 NEWS is sending a large team to Australia to cover the event from every news angle.

Weekday coverage starts with Breakfast at 6am. The Breakfast team will cross live to presenter Hayley Holt who will be based in the Gold Coast for the duration of the Games.

1 NEWS at Six will go live to the Games each night for the sports headlines.

TVNZ 1 will have live coverage of the Opening Ceremony from 9.30pm on 4 April.

TVNZ 1 +1 will take a break from 4-15 April as TVNZ will direct the channel’s technical resource to pop up channel Games Extra.

TVNZ DUKE will be on air 24 hours a day with live and delayed coverage of full events.  DUKE’s coverage kicks off with the Opening Ceremony presented by Jeremy Wells, Matt Heath and Mike Lane of the Alternative Commentary Collective – providing a comic and unpredictable counterpoint to TVNZ 1’s offering.

Each weeknight at 8:30pm – the highlights of the day in The Moment.

1 NEWS’ Guy Heveldt anchors DUKE’s evening line-up, presenting the latest news and action from 6pm to the end of competition.

TVNZ Games Extra
Pop up channel Games Extra is available on Freeview 14 and SKY 59 for the duration of Games with live and delayed sessions from 7am to 1am daily.

TVNZ Games Online
Online only channel TVNZ Games Online streams live and delayed event sessions in HD from 7am to 1am daily.

TVNZ OnDemand
TVNZ’s online Commonwealth Games hub – tvnz.co.nz/commgames – brings together TVNZ’s full event coverage in one place. Watch live streams of all four of TVNZ’s Commonwealth Games channels and replay key moments. Plan future viewing with a comprehensive schedule filtered by channel, individual sport, and sessions featuring New Zealanders. The hub is integrated with 1 NEWS NOW, pulling in up to the minute coverage, results and commentary.

Re: will profile athletes and share coverage of key Games moments that are most relevant to young New Zealanders. Re:’s news content is distributed on its Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat channels.

Pacific coverage
TVNZ’s coverage will screen across the Pacific. TVNZ will provide live action and local production house Sunpix – the team behind Tagata Pasifika – will produce daily highlights packages with a Pacific focus for broadcast in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.