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Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide


Irreverent and refreshingly honest comes Short & Wide, the newest sports and entertainment show on the local scene giving viewers access to New Zealand’s favourite sports personalities.


Hosted by three self-proclaimed failed sportsmen, George Harper Jnr, Anthony (Ants) Niterl, and Andrew (AJ) James, Short & Wide will talk to special guests in front of a live studio audience each week.

George hopes that Kiwis will appreciate their style of sports broadcasting. He says: “Named after one of the worst deliveries in cricket – Short & Wide will bring you possibly one of the worst, but highly entertaining deliveries in sports broadcasting.”

Delving deep into the special guests’ personalities, Short & Wide will cover the fast facts and insights not usually explored in sporting stories.

AJ jokes that although the hosts themselves aren’t great sportsmen, viewers will enjoy getting to know a different side of their sporting stars, he says: “We thrive in and around but not necessarily on the sports field, so we’re looking forward to chewing the fat with some of New Zealand’s sporting best and giving Kiwis something off the beaten track.”


Originally a series of online clips with a dedicated following, Short & Wide has been picked up by TVNZ to launch on a bigger playing field. Ants is most excited about getting out of the garage and onto NZ screens: "We started in a flat garage with a mobility scooter as an office chair, so we’re really excited for our first season in a much better garage and what’s next to come.”

Short & Wide is currently in production with Reel Factory and will be made into eight 12min episodes available weekly on TVNZ OnDemand* and DUKE** from August 23rd.


The series has been made with the support of Fresh Up.


Before Short & Wide launches, George, Ants and AJ were asked how they would promote their show – check out their ideas now in The Boardroom.







**Freeview 13, Sky 23, and



Simone Lewis | Publicist | (09) 916 7723