TV1 vs TV3 News

I have to ask why do people love TV1 news when there is TV3 news, I gave up on TV1 6pm when they gave Judy the boot and replaced her with two people half as good.

Last night I saw TV3 6pm news & TV1 10:25pm news and saw the news item on traffic jam down Auckland Queen Street because someone has found a way of spending lots of Rate & Rent payers money (as if they need it).

TV3 News told viewers how “rush hour in Queen Street lasts all day” then they showed the traffic lights on green and said “…. and green does not mean go” don’t ask me what TV1 news told me about the words used on Queen Street it was a similar story but the words used were not worth remembering.

It look like TV1 news gets it’s award with votes from their viewers who don’t know how to switch stations with their TV “program” button,

The point is TV3 news showed how they had put some homework and effort into a boring story basically screened for the need of Aucklanders to take note and the rest of the country south of the Bombay hills had to watch. What a shame they can not put their news back to 6:30pm.

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  • Richard Principal

    OK whatever, one thing for sure, we dont all think the same.

  • Anonymous

    What is wrong with Jesse Peach? I think he is a good reporter. Just because he is younger than others doesn’t make him any better or worse.

    And what is wrong with Mike McRoberts wearing better clothes than the reporter? Would you rather TV3 invested more money into cameramens’s wardrobe, people who don’t get shown on camera?

  • campgrrls

    DanielM I agree that there really isn’t that much difference between the 2 news progs, and that what needs improving by both channels is the quality of the news reports. There’s too much focus on presenting human emotive stories, drama and conflicts with distorts the issues being reported on.

    Both channels end up supporting the conservative political parties thru this aim to present conflict, drama and snappy headlines. Both channels presented National Party propaganda over a long period by supporting the idea of tax cuts in the way they reported on it. Both parties have distorted Sue Bradford’s bill by firstly calling it “the anti-smacking bill” (lazy journalism), and then by focusing on the lines of argument from the opposition – ie stirring up fear amongst parents that they’re going to be criminalised by the bill.

    Shame on both channels by putting ratings above providing a balanced picture of significant politcal issues, and for aiming for entertainment rather than to inform Kiwis about different perspectives on issues.

  • Richard Principal

    You jokers are just too good, you are right when you say there is not much difference in the news.

    …………. but what I said TV3 put more class into the Queen Street story the other night and TV1 made the same story boring, I am sorry I started the thread, have a nice weekend everyone and if you have not posted to this tread sorry I missed you, but I am happy.

  • Anomynous

    TV3 represent! TVNZ is Govt owned and contorlled so theres no way in hell lyke im going to trust them lmao! I remember when Campbell interviewd HC on the Corngate storey. HC was so upset she threw a wobly and threatened to do no more interviews with Campbell!

    We’ll never ever see TVNZ News interviewing Helen, ripping her to shreds wont we eh eh eh? thats because its State owned and she simply wont allow it!

    Another thing TV3 does that TVNZ will NEVER do is show Paliament sittings with MP’s asleep (so much for representing us)or doing the fingers to each other. GOVT have way too much control over 1News. That should never be! TVNZ News is lyke to controlled for my liking sorry 🙁

    Privatise TVNZ now!

  • Anonymous

    Just one other thing, does anyone know how much tax payers money Judy Bailey was taking from us per year? was it in the vicinity of $800K?

    If this was a private TV Company that wouldnt be so. i tell ya now!!

  • Anomynous

    I totally cracked up last week when a Storm was over the whole Country. On the 6PM News headlines Wed night went somehting lyke this.. OMG OMG “Auckland hit by a big storm” what a big JAFFA joke that was pfft!
    oh yeah the whole Country totally revolves around Jaffa town 😛

  • miss_chaos

    I think TV3 news is far more Auckland-centric than TV1, but thats just my opinion.

    It’s also painfully obvious when it’s a slow news day at TV3, whereas TV1 seems to be more onto it in terms of political reporting – and I disagree in the bias that ‘Anonymous’ has brought up regarding TV1, neither station is obviously politically biased and that is a good thing.

    Also, the person who dresses Hilary Barry in awful bright pastels needs to come back from the 1980s.

  • jhjh2000

    Sue Bradford’s bill by firstly calling it “the anti-smacking bill” (lazy journalism)?..

    what lazy about that? no because what that is

  • Anonymous

    Both parties have distorted Sue Bradford’s bill by firstly calling it “the anti-smacking bill” (lazy journalism), and then by focusing on the lines of argument from the opposition – ie stirring up fear amongst parents that they’re going to be criminalised by the bill.

    I initially would have agreed with you. However, Barry Soaper asked Sue Bradford this past week with a question worded pretty much like this: “After your bill is passed, will a light smack be legal?” Her reply? An unqualified “no”.

    Therefore, it is reasonable to be fearful of prosecution for breaking the law. One should not say “oh you won’t be prosecuted even though it’s not legal” – that weakens the law and implies the law in and of itself is either outdated or poorly worded/ambiguous etc.

  • campgrrls

    Actually TV One frequently has criticised the government and/or presented government policy in less than a positive light: eg when it broadcast Michael Cullen’s comments meant to be off the record. That was when Cullen complained about the way the media was biased towards tax cuts, and that it wasn’t something a large nmajority of people were pushing for. I can’t remember the exact comments, but I agreed with Cullen. And then TV One went on about Cullen had lost it or something.

    It is against the rules for TV One for the government to interfere in what they broadcast or what they say.

    The Bradford Bill is to take out the defense of “reasonable force” from the current bill, because it has been used as a defence when parents beat their children badly. It doesn’t say anything about smacking. Bradford wants to draw a line in the sand and say all force is against the law, tho there’s a couple of clauses now included that allow force under certain circumstance: ie when a child will damage themselves or others, when they are being disruptive and… erm, there’s one other situation mentioned.

    Bradford has also said that the police won’t charge parents for trivial egs of light smacking… anymore than the police didn’t arrest Tana Umaga for hitting someone with a handbag… legally that is assault and against the law. And so is driving one or 2 Ks above the speed limit.

  • DanielM

    Re: Anonymous
    We’ll never ever see TVNZ News interviewing Helen, ripping her to shreds wont we eh eh eh? thats because its State owned and she simply wont allow it!
    Have you ever seen any of the One News programs recently?

    Another thing TV3 does that TVNZ will NEVER do is show Paliament sittings with MP’s asleep (so much for representing us)or doing the fingers to each other. GOVT have way too much control over 1News.
    No, the government has rules on what ALL broadcasters can show in parliament. It goes something along the lines of “the camera can only be focused on the person standing.” Both channels are rather lax on this. This is the reason why 3 News regularly gets banned from recording question time. TVNZ can’t afford to do this as:
    a) It provides a live feed of question time on TVNZ.co.nz as well as Sky News
    b) Whenever 3 News gets banned, who else can they get footage off?

    Just one other thing, does anyone know how much tax payers money Judy Bailey was taking from us per year? was it in the vicinity of $800K?
    Considering TVNZ is both a public and a private broadcaster they only get money for charter programs. All TVNZ news and current affairs programs aren’t charter programs, which means they get no taxpayer money. Judy’s pay was from advertiser dollars, which is where 90% of TVNZ’s income is from.

  • “We’ll never ever see TVNZ News interviewing Helen, ripping her to shreds wont we eh eh eh? thats because its State owned and she simply wont allow it!”

    – Have you watched Paul Henry recently? Being a former (?) member of the National Party, I am sure he enjoys grilling the P.M.

    Government does not control the press. Ask Frank Bainimarama.
    But seriously, not in nz.

  • Anonymous

    “Considering TVNZ is both a public and a private broadcaster they only get money for charter programs. All TVNZ news and current affairs programs aren’t charter programs, which means they get no taxpayer money. Judy’s pay was from advertiser dollars, which is where 90% of TVNZ’s income is from.”

    That doesn’t justify it. They could have been using those advertising dollars for far better things, perhaps adding to the charter programs?

  • Ok, so Judy being the face of One News would have bought in loads of advertising dollars. IS it not fair that SHE sees some of that given that it is her as a product that is being sold to advertisers.

  • Mr. Anonymous

    totally cracked up last week when a Storm was over the whole Country. On the 6PM News headlines Wed night went somehting lyke this.. OMG OMG “Auckland hit by a big storm” what a big JAFFA joke that was pfft!
    oh yeah the whole Country totally revolves around Jaffa town Sticking out tongue
    Anomynous
    18 Mar 07 at 4:43 pm

    Yes OJAY what ever you say OJAY

  • EVS

    Mr Anon – maybe you can tell me what OJAY stands for – Thanks EVS 🙂

  • Frank

    EVS,
    Ojays & jafas are the same thing just a differant name,

    If the rest of Auckland want to call Aucklanders jafas then they are ojays.

  • Anomynous

    “Actually TV One frequently has criticised the government and/or presented government policy in less than a positive light: eg when it broadcast Michael Cullen’s comments meant to be off the record. That was when Cullen complained about the way the media was biased towards tax cuts”

    jaa, okay i seen that too. i was mainly getting at the way Campbell interviewd Helen about the Corngate affair where the Govt knew about that GE molested corn but tried to keep it quiet. she didnt want a bar of it. Ive never seen TV1 ‘go Helen’ at that same caliber.. churness!

  • un-named

    I find tv3 news aimed for a more youth audience, unlike tv1 news which is aimed for a mature audience which the youth think is boring because half of the time they might not understand what they are saying.

    Personally I prefer TV3 News I find it more entertaining and informing. I am currently doing a study about media and my study is how does the difference of Tv news influence our lives/decisions. So I am comparing TV3 News to TV1 News. I would like if this could be turned into a POLL which free news does New Zealand prefer TV3 or TV1