Morning Briefing

Broadcasters complain

Organisers of the FIFA World Cup are copping complaints from broadcasters and television viewers worldwide following the opening weekend of the tournament due to the sound of the vuvuzela (the large plastic horns) in the crowds at the stadiums. The continuous drone of the horns are upsetting some broadcasters whose sound coverage is being affected by them.

Sky rugby signal failure

A signal failure in New Plymouth on Saturday night cut coverage of Richie McCaw’s post match interview following the All Blacks big win over the Irish in the opening rugby test of the year. Sky lost power during McCaw’s live interview and failed to restore it for roughly ten minutes. The interview was not replayed and neither was Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll’s.

More talent joins Dexter

After the news last week the Julia Stiles was joining the cast, Dexter has pulled further talent for the next season of the show. Actress Maria Doyle Kennedy and actor Shawn Hatosy will be major parts of the series in recurring roles.

Piers Morgan the new Larry King?

Englishman Piers Morgan is rumoured to be lining up a gig replacing chat show king Larry King on a nightly CNN show. Following dwindling ratings for King’s show this year, the producers are desperate to revamp the show and believe Morgan is the man to do the job.

Stars against Cougar Town name change

Cougar Town stars Busy Philipps and Josh Hopkins are against a planned name change for the new comedy series which its producers believe is a good idea. The pair feels the name is now ingrained and the brand has been set and changing it would be detrimental to the show.

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  • regan

    I don’t blame the broadcasters complaining.  Seriously, it’s terrible publicity for South Africa.  It makes it sound like the place has the world’s largest flies!