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Tonight Shortland Street tackled the difficult subject of suicide. Continue reading »

blocknz300One of the teams had help from someone with the X Factor in a challenge; a past winner of ‘The Block’ paid a visit; and Jo and Damo’s tradies found themselves in trouble again. Continue reading »

image001-1Here is the announcement you’ve all been waiting for.

Prime TV is excited to announce the addition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to its October schedule. Beginning on Monday, October 20, New Zealand audiences will finally get a fix of Fallon’s welcoming interview style, trademark humour, superstar guests, audience participation and more as the show will premiere weeknights at 10.30pm, with an encore at 6.00pm the following evening.

“Jimmy has had his ear pierced live on-air by Harrison Ford, danced in tight pants with Jennifer Lopez and even managed to make board games fun again – we are delighted to have The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in our evening line-up later this month. Some of his interviews are legendary, so to introduce him to our viewers, we will be screening a special week of encores comprised of some of his best recent episodes,” said Head of Prime, Karen Bieleski. Continue reading »

STATE-OF-AFFAIRS

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Under the Dome: 41450 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 35040 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Surviving Jack: 32910 (TV2, 10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 28750 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Brooklyn Nine Nine: 27000 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 612,910 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 459,720 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 407,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 328,950 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 292,660 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-jenYesterday it was announced that Netflix was going to release the sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend through their on demand streaming service on the same day as its theatrical release. In typical fashion, a number of cinema chains in the US have now decided they won’t be screening it in protest.

The “Crouching Tiger” standoff heated up Tuesday after the four largest exhibitors in the U.S., AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike, pledged not to show the martial arts sequel next year. That represents 257 of IMAX’s 418 U.S. screens, and these theater chains were joined by Canada’s largest exhibitor Cineplex, and Europe’s second largest theater chain, Cineworld, in a boycott that has grown international in scope.

Talk about stupidity. As a parent with young children, I don’t get to go to the movies as often as I’d like now. Streaming services provide excellent opportunities for those of us who can’t easily get to a cinema but would love to spend some money to have access to content that many others are talking about on social media. There is always something special about going to the cinema but sometimes it’s just not possible. Continue reading »