the-edge-tv-logoPop culture TV show SMASH! will screen exclusively on The Edge TV in 2015, and be the first LIVE daily TV programme to screen on the top-rating music TV channel.

SMASH! will be broadcast from a brand new TV studio currently being built at The Edge head office in Auckland, drawing fully on the pop culture content and resources of The Edge, New Zealand’s biggest music entertainment brand. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 622,980 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 376,640 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 339,700 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:10pm)
  4. Border Security: 303,170 (TV ONE, 8:10pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Nabbed: 276,210 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)

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neon-logoYesterday we saw Vodafone quickly hide a premature online promotion for Sky’s Neon streaming service which would see a six month free subscription if you signed up to a 12 month broadband contract. Whoopee. Compare this to Spark’s recent offer that effectively gifts a 12 month subscription to all their existing customers.

Spark’s offer is by far more appealing, as is their content. Sky are still running behind schedule and claiming technical difficulties but when you’re dealing with such a large corporation that all of a sudden is being forced to compete for the first time in their existence, I’d suggest the delays are due to a panic stricken company that just has no idea what they’re doing and are making it up as they go along. Continue reading »

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is from “30 Rock” executive producers, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and is an hilarious new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (“The Office,” “Bridesmaids”) as a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over as a nanny for an Upper East Side socialite (Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock”) in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers and a couple way-past-due library books, she takes on a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.

Shortland Street LogoTonight on Shortland Street: Continue reading »

Full House creator Jeff Franklin had Uncle Jesse (john Stamos) Danny (Bob Saget) Becky (Lori Loughlin) DJ (Candace Cameron) Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and kimmy gibbler (Andrea barber) on stage to perform the original theme song with vocalist Jesse Frederick at his birthday party:

The Voice coach and hit maker Pharrell will make a cameo appearance on the upcoming episode of The Simpsons titled “Walking Big & Tall.