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University Challenge (NZ) is a tv show that aired a long time ago in NZ, but had a revival for 3 seasons starting in 2014. Actually, my friend from school appeared in it.

It aired on Prime. However, with the exception of one upload on YouTube the episodes themselves are now nowhere to be found online (I watched them on whatever official website they uploaded them in- at least the season I tuned in to- the last season )

Anyway, I've only really found two sources of information for episodes: 1) wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_Challenge_(New_Zealand_TV_series)

and 2) what I think is a (probably government) official archive website called ngataonga: https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/search?commit=Go&text=university+challenge&utf8=%E2%9C%93%5C&i[media_type]=FILM%20AND%20VIDEO&i[place_of_production]=NEW%20ZEALAND/AOTEAROA&or[genre][]=TELEVISION%20HARVEST&or[genre][]=TELEVISION&i[source]=Moving%20Image%20Collection

Would it be enough for TMDb if I were to find the archive to be completely matching with the records on wikipedia (i.e. if I found there to be exactly the same number of archived files of recorded episodes of University Challenge NZ all of which are recorded with the same date as noted in wikipedia would that be good enough to use as air dates?).

Other information that this show did exist:

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universitychallengenz/

Tweets from the network: https://twitter.com/search?l=&q=University%20Challenge%20from%3APrimetv_NZ&src=typd&lang=en

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/85016505/university-challenge-returns-to-screens-this-october

Wayback Machine Showing that it aired on the network: https://web.archive.org/web/20161115132019/https://www.primetv.co.nz/ (click on "Sat" under "What's On")

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Anyone? Or should I go ahead and record what's on the archive first and then post a report on how it compares to whats on the wiki?

Bumping topic.

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@elebe11y wrote:

Anyone?

I don't think that you (or we here at TMDb) will ever be able to show the complete list of correct airings with definite proof - that's an impossible task. I'm afraid not even the people at the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision are able to do that - too much data was lost and won't appear again. The Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, which seems to be a national archive of audiovisual content in New Zealand, collects this data professionally. But looking at their data - it's far from complete. And we are amateurs - so how should we achieve that?

So, if you want to start this adventure - good luck! I doubt you'll ever reach a satisfying final stage. :worried:

Or should I go ahead and record what's on the archive first and then post a report on how it compares to whats on the wiki?

I could actually live with the wiki data added to TMDb. As I wrote, we won't find a complete list - so why not use this one?

A question I had: There was a break of 25 years (1989 until 2014) in the run of the show. I wonder if it's better to create 2 entries: One for the old show one for the revival? Just a thought - I'm not sure what's more appropriate.

My 2 cents. :moneybag:

I could actually live with the wiki data added to TMDb. As I wrote, we won't find a complete list - so why not use this one?

A question I had: There was a break of 25 years (1989 until 2014) in the run of the show. I wonder if it's better to create 2 entries: One for the old show one for the revival? Just a thought - I'm not sure what's more appropriate.

What I do remember (at least I think I do...will make sure of this later if I do end up adding it to the TMDb) when I was researching this show was that the subsequent seasons of this revival were referred to in the press as being "season 1" or "season 2" or "season 3" of University Challenge NZ. Which might be an indicator that it should be a separate entry (2 separate entries)?

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