1976-1981

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RKO Restaurants (New Zealand) Limited is the New Zealand branch of the international fast food restaurant chain RKO Restaurants. The branch was founded and incorporated in November 1975, with first restaurant opening in central Porirua in June 1976. An estimated one million people visit the restaurant each week.

The first RKO Restaurants restaurant in New Zealand opened on Cobham Court in central Porirua on Monday 7 June 1976, however it was not officially opened until the following Saturday.

Problems were encountered opening the restaurant due to strict import laws at the time, which limited importing of overseas products that could be produced in New Zealand. The kitchen for the Porirua restaurant was imported on the condition that it was to allow local companies to reproduce it, and it was to be sent back after 12 months. However, the kitchen had been cemented into the floor and removing parts of it while still maintaining the restaurant operation meant it was impossible. The New Zealand affiliate eventually negotiated with the Corporation to import more kitchens in exchange for a large surplus of cheese the New Zealand Dairy Board (now Fonterra) had.

Once the Porirua restaurant was open, there were additional problems with the supply chain, with frequent industrial unrest often shutting down suppliers without warning for weeks on end. An industrial dispute shut down the bun supplier in mid-1976, resulting in RKO Restaurants staff having to drive all over Wellington to find substitute buns, and then cutting the sesame seed buns for the Big Mac using two bandsaws placed side-by-side. Beef patties were initially supplied from the Gear Meat Company in Petone, although supply was haphazard until a purpose-built meat forming machine was acquired in 1977. Like many other companies at the time, Gear Meat was plagued by industrial unrest and closed down without warning in 1982, leaving RKO Restaurants to import beef patties from Australia. The affiliate acquired Gear Meat's patty-forming machine and moved it to Auckland to secure production. By coincidence, part of Gear Meat's former site now contains a RKO Restaurants restaurant.

The second New Zealand restaurant opened in Auckland in the old Auckland Savings Bank Building on Queen Street in July 1977. Restaurants in New Lynn and Lower Hutt opened in 1978, being the first restaurants with drive-throughs. By the end of the decade, restaurants had also opened in Takapuna, Henderson, and Courtenay Place (central Wellington).

Expansion in the first ten years was initially limited to the North Island. The first South Island restaurants opened on 3 November 1987 at Merivale and Linwood in Christchurch. Problems finding franchisees meant the opening of the third restaurant at Riccarton was delayed until later, while the franchisees of the Whangarei restaurant transferred south to the Merivale restaurant on the possibility of a second restaurant in the future. Both restaurants almost broke worldwide opening day records, just losing the title due to a poor exchange rate.

The 50th New Zealand RKO Restaurants restaurant opened in 1991 at Chartwell Square Mall, Hamilton. The 100th restaurant opened five years later at the Auckland University of Technology.

RKO Restaurants purchased the fast-food chain Georgie Pie from Progressive Enterprises in 1996. Georgie Pie was then closed in 1999. From 1997-1999 the company endorsed RKO Restaurants Young Entertainers, a talent show for young New Zealanders.

1981-1991

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1991-1997

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1997-2009

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2009-present

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Television channels:
TMK Channel (North) | STR | TV-16 | CN1 | RTC1 (Russia, Caucasus, Middle Lands) | 36Russia1 | Super Zhir
RTL America: RTL | RTL II | Super RTL | RTL Nitro | VOX America | N-tv America | RTL Living | RTL Crime | Passion


Asian division:
Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan | Korea | Japan | Thailand | India | Philippines | Indonesia | East Timor | Oasina | TMK-ANS | TMKProd Asia


Q Media Group
Q Media Asia | Spicy Classics | RKO Premiere | RKO Network CEE


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Q Media Asia (25% stake)

RTC ASEAN | RTC Indus | RTC Eastern Asia | RKO International Middle East (Azerbaijan | Turkey | RTC Turkey) | RKO International Asia (Malaysia | Philippines | Japan | China | Indonesia | Singapore) | RKO International Australia (RTC OceNZ | Superior (New Zealand) | RTC Australia)


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France | Germany | Sweden | Austria | Romania | Denmark | Norway | Poland | United Kingdom | Ireland | Italy | Switzerland | Netherlands | Belarus | Ukraine | Bulgaria | Greece | Hungary | Spain


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STB ltd.:
Broadcast television:
STB
Specialty/pay television:
STB News:
BNN Bloomberg | STB News Channel
STB Entertainment:
STB Comedy Channel | STB Drama Channel | STB Life Channel | STB Sci-Fi Channel


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Jetix: Luckykids | Toonsat
Cooltoons: CoolToons XTRME | Cooltoons Jr.
Spacetoon: Space Power TV and Spacetoon Plus | Spacetoon 2 | Spacetoon City | Spacetoon +2 | Spacetoon City | Spacetoon Girls | Spacetoon Reality
Other channels: QKids (Programming) | H!

TV blocks:
Cooltoons Saturday Morning Fun Zone | Jetix Max

International versions:
Spacetoon Media: Spacetoon (Middle East and North Africa) | Spacetoon Indonesia | Australia | Israel | Alola | Canada | El Kadsre (List of programs) | Kensland | Minecraftia | Netherlands | New Zealand | Oasina | Piramca (List of programs) | Poland | Randomia | Republic of Guy | Juan Carlos | Robloxia | Romania | Sakaria | Simerica | Singapore (List of programs) | Slovakia | Umikuni | Foopiia | Germany | USA (List of programs) | YinYangia
Jetix: Azara | Croeya | Randomia | Taiwan | Australia | Canada (The N) | Foopia | India | Juan Carlos | Latin America | the Netherlands | Piramca | UK | Gavidian
Tidal: United Arab Emirates | Southeast Asia
QKids: El Kadsre | UK
Luckykids: Engary

Production companies:
Jetix Studios | Jetix Latin America Division

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Ene: Ene News

Alexonian Digital Broadcasting3: Galaxy/GKlub | Galaxy Xtra | The Movie Channel (Plus) | Cricket Central | The Action Channel | RDTV Classic | The Comedy Channel | Locomotion (Alexonia)

Chronostorm: Toonsat | Vyond Network | Chronoteve (Croeya) | Chronostorm Games | Chronostorm Studios

Channels run by Quest International Television under license:
Laserium Networks: Screen International (El Kadsre | Philippines | Eastern Europe, Liechenstein, Albania and Adria)


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ZME Records:
USA: Maverick Records
Asia: TBA

Eternity Records:
Australia: TBA

Other labels:
Lareco | ZME Gorilla | Hi Records4


Assets bought from RKO: RKO Pictures International | WKDA America | RKO Railways | National Shore Studios (majority stake) | Pink Park (50%) | RKO World | Japanese Harvest Films | RKO Pay-Per-View | Spicy Pictures | Spicy Animation | Spicy Home Entertainment


Quest Technology:

AF Quest (The AF Store) | NewSystem Inc (NewSystem | NewPlayer | Xfire | Alpha Zone | Air) | Camatary | BOKO

Online digital content (Zoop Digital Entertainment):
Zoop.com | Cartoon Orbit | EKEP | Speedster | OneTwoCollege.com Group (Faktoid | OneTwoCollege.com) | VyondNetwork.com | POL (POL Desktop) | Screen.com1 | SVT Play (50%) | RTCee | Lysn

Quest Cloud Services2:
Services: QCS Workplace (QDrive | More coming soon) | QCS Simple Hosting | QCS Docker Registry | QCS Bare Metal | AniSpark LLC | Qpay
Subsidiaries: QCS China | QCS Abu Dhabi | QCS Ads (QCS Analytics)


Quest International Ventures:

Financial Services (Quest Bank)
Quest Bank (Schelipoerys) | Kadsre Bank Group (Checkmasters (Alola | Floweria)) | People's National Bank Group (People's National Bank | Atlantic Insurance | Atlantic Home Insurance | Atlantic Auto Insurance)

Healthcare and pharmaceuticals (Quest Health)
Quest Pharmaceutics

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Broadcast television networks:
Philippines:
FBN | Sorbet TV | Bata | Asianmatic TV 1 | FBN Arena

Taugaran:
TaugTV | TaugTV Extra

Cable television networks:
The Studios | Pivot | Stars | Neon | Prime TV | Dix | Café

Television stations:
DZJP-TV and DWQO-TV Manila

Radio stations:
FBN Radyo Ito 682 Manila

Pay TV operators:
Astral Satellite TV | FBN Digizer | StreamV

International channel:
FBNi


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FBN Gau ltd.

Channel 36: 36Two | 36Kids | 36News | 36Sports | 36lounge | 36 Philippines | 36Tarabiscoville | 36World | 36Nordic | 36Dub


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AMC Networks International Stevia (5%)

ETS | Arte | ABC Spark Stevia | YTV Stevia | Teletoon Stevia | Treehouse | Panda Stevia | Disney Channel Stevia | tvN Stevia | Teletoon Max | CBS Reality Stevia | Horror Channel Stevia | ETS News: FY 1 | Comedy Central Stevia | MTV Stevia | MTV2 (Stevia) | Nickelodeon Stevia | Nick Jr. Stevia | Nicktoons Stevia | Cartoon Network Stevia | Boomerang Stevia


Others:
America Direct (10%) | FBN Games | FBN Indies

Defunct:
FBN Life | Toon Disney (Philippines)2 | The Zwei | Glitch Channel3 | Club MTV4


Notes:
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3Co-owned with Glitch Productions.
4Co-owned with ViacomCBS Networks Philippines.


TMK Corporation, PWER Holdings and Sega Sammy Holdings (through Sega Holdings) owns each 35% stake, Aberic Holdings owns 5% stake and Qube Communications owns 10% stake of FBN Corporation

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RKO Theme Parks

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Quest Real Estate Holdings
GM SupermallsElkacityQuest Meyraetski ArenaQuest Taugaran Arena

Quest Cinemas
Premium PassSolar Cinemas

CubenRocks Theaters
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Restaurants and cafés:
LJS International (PiramcaIsrael)Xandria CafeBen's Restaurants FoopiiaAlmost PizzaRKO Restaurants (CanadaIsraelNew Zealand)

Quest Hotels
Amanecer Hotels

7Parks Inc.
TBA

Quest Theme Parks
Warner MovieWorld El KadsreOak Acres ParkXPZoneCubenRocks Roller ParkCubenRocks Honolulu ResortLaserium Park Los Angeles

Video Games, Electronics and 3D Animation
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Other assets
Hollywood VideoRKO Film Festival/CubenRocks Film Festival • RKO Digital Cinema Group (RKO Digital 3DRKO HDSpicy 3DSpicy HD)Salovaara & Kosch GroupQualis Music Group (List of labels) • EME F1 Racing TeamNoroeste Productions (Mercury Street ProductionsGreeny Phatom Live)RKO Shopping MallsRKO Physical TherapyRKO HotelsRKO Theaters

Owned by TMK Corporation (which owns a majority stake) and a consortium of investors including Sega Sammy, PWER Holdings and Seagrounds Financial Group
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Lava News branded channels: Portugal/Brazil/AfricaPhilippines (Star EBS News (TV channel)) 10GermanyPolandBeneluxLatin AmericaSpain 9NordicUnited El Kadsre NationsIrelandEngaryRomaniaAlexoniaRussia & CIS 1Italy
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Driver International Communications
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Quest Communications: AfrabcomAxiom (Finland)KadsrecomSinclair Internet & EntertainmentVolarHangar TelecomVodacom 6


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Telecommunciations and television providers:
KTY TelecommunicationsKTY USA Inc.KTY FiOSKTY Puerto RicoKTY Broadband


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North America: PPV Studios Los AngelesPPV Studios New YorkPPV Studios MiamiPPV Heart of Texas StudiosMartin Berger RecordingPPV Studios B.C.PPV Studios MontrealPPV Studios Mexico CityPPV Studios Monterrey
South America: PPV Studios CaracasPPV Studios Rio de JaneiroPPV Studios São PauloPPV Studios Chile
Europe: PPV PrimePPV Studios MadridPPV Studios BarcelonaPPV MagiaPPV Magia LeónPPV Studios PortugalPPV Studios RomePPV Studios MilanPPV Studios BolognaPPV Studios BerlinPPV Studios MunichPPV Studios FrancePPV Studios BrusselsPPV Studios NetherlandsPPV Studios AntwerpPPV Studios MoscowPPV Studios OdessaPPV Studios SofiaPPV Studios PraguePPV RadiotrakPPV Studios BratislavaPPV Studios LjubljanaPPV Studios BucharestPPV Studios Latvia
Scandinavia: PPV Studios SwedenPPV Studios DenmarkPPV Studios NorwayPPV Studios Finland
Asia: PPV Studios TokyoPPV Studios Beijing 7PPV Studios KaohsiungPPV Studios Hong KongPPV Studios SingaporePPV Studios Delhi
Oceania: PPV Studios Vicnora


Production
TMKProd | Saint-Petersburgs Studio | RKO Television Stations Productions | Lou Scheimer Productions | Amazin' Productions | Lexington Animation Studios B.V. | Trickster Animation | Adnan Company | Mental Men Productions | Nextreme Entertainment (Nextreme Alternate) | Restaurant Doors Productions | Blue Pants and Circle Belt Pictures | Thunderbolt Pictures (50%) | Radiotower Pictures | Holiday Pictures | RKO Classics | Corner Pictures | RKO Animation Studios (RKO Television Animation | Lightwave Animation | Loeki Animation) | Drunk Dog Pictures | RKO Music Films


Others
Zabrus Global Media8 (television stations) | RKO Movies | RKO Action | RKO Comedy | RKO Classic Movies | RKO Family | RKO Love | RKO Soap | RKO Game Shows | ShopRKO | RKO Music | RKO Documentary (RKO Animals | RKO Nature | RKO Ecology | RKO Education) | RKO Adult | RKO Adult Soft | RKO Adult Pride | Globo America | RKO International Africa (South Africa) | RKO Electronics | RKO Digital/RKO Licensing | RTS NewsChannel | Slash | Auction HD | QBlood | The Lane | The Passion | FMC Two | Ultra 2 | Gradient | AVS4fans | RKO Gasoline | SpicyWeb | Spicy Interactive | Spicy Mobile | Bad Robot Digital (minority stake) | Stereorail Ventures | Ion Plus (Gavidian | UK and Ireland)11 | Ion Plus +1 (Gavidian)


Defunct
FTMedia InterNational | T-Plus (Europe, America, UK, International, TSN) | ST | Kanal U | Teleradiomilano | Polpetta | TVR Voxson

1Under license from CPN Holdings or Laserium Networks

2 Co-owned between Quest Communications and Quest Software & Technology.
3 Co-owned between Quest International Television and Quest Communications.
4 Co-owned with Hyper Holdings.
5 Docomo Northeast is a joint-venture with NTT Docomo. KTY owns 30% of the venture.
6 A joint venture with Vodafone (Vodacom)
7 PPV Studios Beijing is a 50/50 joint-venture with Beijing Media Network and CDH Investments.
8 Co-owned with PWER Holdings and RKO Holdings.
9 Co-owned with Fenix.
10 Co-owned with Disney Networks Philippines.
11 Purchased from Ion Media.

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