New Zealand's first attempt at a full time radio station on TV will begin on June 27 when The Edge TV launches.

More details about the radio station's move onto TV were announced today, including the release of a daily schedule that shows The Edge TV will play music-themed shows around the clock.

Segments called Hot Right Now and The Music Lab will be hosted by The Edge's radio station DJs.

A live segment called Four Live will screen every week night from 7.30-9pm, top 40 countdown show The Edge Fat 40 will air on Sundays, as well as a one-hour night time show called Perve at 11pm.


As well as The Edge TV, Mediaworks also announced C4 will finish up on June 26, and Four Plus One would launch on the same day.

Programme director Leon Wratt said The Edge TV would be an extension of The Edge's radio programmes.

"The Edge TV will play the hottest local and international music videos, screen specialist music and pop culture shows, and broadcast original video content filmed with our Edge radio hosts in our new onsite custom-built studio," he said.

Edge radio hosts Jay-Jay Feeney, Mike Puru, Dom Harvey, Guy Williams, Sharyn Casey, Clint Roberts will appear on The Edge TV.

Full time dedicated free-to-air music TV stations have traditionally had a tough time lasting the distance in New Zealand, with Max TV lasting from 1993-1997 and Alt TV from 2006-2009. New Zealand's own MTV channel lasted one year in 1997.

Four began as music channel C4 in 2003, but was rebranded to a more traditional TV station in 2011. It is still available to view on Freeview until the switchover later this month.

Sky TV has several dedicated music channels for subscribers, including Juice, J2 and MTV.

The Edge TV can be seen on Freeview channel 11 and SKY channel 114.