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TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

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

blocknz300Block-a-holic fans, here is tonight’s thread for you to discuss tonight’s episode.

You are welcomed to share your thoughts on tonight’s episode of The Block NZ along with your critique of their handy work or, more likely, whatever other random challenges our home reno contestants face in between rooms.


TV3’s Election Night coverage, hosted by John Campbell, will be enhanced by cutting-edge graphics that will showcase the night’s results.

Duncan Garner will use 3D virtual studio technology to illustrate the voting numbers with instant updates from polling booths around the country.

Garner believes that the graphics will bring a whole new level of immediacy and excitement to the coverage: “This is seriously ground-breaking. Think CNN, think ITN, now think TV3 on election night. It’s exciting and a real privilege to be able to present these 3D graphics on the night. We’ll also have our live touchscreen system too. MMP and the various calculations can be enormously complicated but this technology breaks it down and presents it like we have never seen before in NZ. The results, as they come in, are fed into these graphics live, for the public to see. It’s bloody exciting.” Continue reading »



Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Benefits Street: 50210 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 34690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off: 33090 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 26240 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 24660 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

7 Days have had released Bingo cards for election night like this one:

derisionbingopreview Continue reading »


The 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten (JABAT) comedians are running their own version of election coverage, with a schedule of entertainment and comedy across TV3, Kiwi FM, the web and social media this Friday and Saturday under the banner DERISION ’14.

7 Days Producer, Jon Bridges says the DERISION ’14 activity is complementary to TV3′s Election Night coverage.

“Elections are important, and TV3 always has the best people and the best pictures on Election Night… but sometimes you just want a bit more fun, a bit more comedy,” he says. Continue reading »

paul-henry-showLast time Paul Henry took a vacation, one of his guest hosts delivered the highest ratings The Paul Henry Show had ever had. Next week, Paul is away again and TV3 have announced who will be hosting the show in his absence.

RadioLIVE host Ali Mau, The Edge Breakfast host Mike Puru and reporter Rebecca Wright will stand in for Paul Henry as guest hosts of The Paul Henry Show next week.

Ali Mau will be in the hot seat Wednesday 24 September; Rebecca Wright on Thursday 25 September; and Mike Puru on Friday 26 September. Continue reading »