Mediaworks committed to intelligent, relevant daily current affairs

In the wake of speculation surrounding today’s Close Up announcement, MediaWorks wishes to make the following statement.

The future of flagship current affairs programme Campbell Live is not in any doubt.

MediaWorks TV is committed to intelligent, relevant daily current affairs, is proud of the achievements of Campbell Live, and is 100% behind host John Campbell, executive producer Pip Keane, and the Campbell Live team.

2012 has been a particularly strong year for Campbell Live with the show leading the way on many of the most important stories and interviews of the year, from exclusive interviews with Kim Dotcom and Macsyna King to the groundbreaking Crafar Farms investigation.

This success is reflected in Campbell Live being a finalist in an impressive line-up of categories at the upcoming New Zealand Television Awards, including:

  • Best Current Affairs Series
  • Best News or Current Affairs Presenter (John Campbell)
  • Investigation of the Year (John Campbell and Pip Keane)
  • And two finalist places in Best Current Affairs Reporting for a Daily Programme (Tristram Clayton, John Campbell)

Campbell Live has a strong, loyal viewership, and is popular with advertisers.  In the key 25-54 demographic, the programme has been consistently closing the gap on Close Up over the last few years, and has held its ground throughout 2012, while its competitor shed viewers.

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  • Richard Henry

    I am not surprised TV1 would axe the close up, I axed the TV1, TV3 7:00 – 7:30 program some years ago, all they do is talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk, if at the end they gave out some details on someone that was organizing a petition or whatever to stop that kind of news repeating itself at a later date, I would think the program had some purpose.

  • Preston

    pathetic, TV3

  • aaronimpact

    More stories about Kim Dotcom. That’s all we need.

    • Rick Smith

      right on man, its time to throw the freeview box out the window, all you get is 24/7 crap, hung on a minute, wait, wait, NOW THERE IS A SHOPPING CHANNEL ON FREEVIEW SO THATS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT! STOPPING VIEWERS GOING TO THE NEW STATION, please, please give me some L.S.D. so I can get enjoyment sitting in front of TV.

  • Carol

    I am glad TV3 are still committed to one-sided patronising fluff, because I need to watch less TV anyway