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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.

XfactorlogoIt’s the first night of Bootcamp tonight as the culling sessions begin. But before we can get to any singing, Dominic Bowden has some apologising to do for Mediaworks over Shae Bider’s interview last week.

Everyone is primed and ready to go as the Vector Arena plays home to the next few days of getting rid of three quarters of those who have made it this far. Continue reading »

thunderbirds-traceyTVNZ is pleased to announce that much anticipated new children’s and family series, Thunderbirds Are Go is set to screen in April on TV2.

The reboot of this much-loved series will be created using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets.

Whenever disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy Brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need.

Thunderbirds Are Go a co-production between ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with world-famous Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar). The 13-part series is produced by Sir Richard Taylor and directed by Wellingtonian David Lane. It features a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. C.S.I: 36740 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Nashville: 36550 (TV ONE, 9:55pm – 10:50pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 32840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:55pm)
  4. Chicago P.D.: 22620 (TV3, 9:25pm – 10:20pm)
  5. Hawaii Five-O: 22230 (TV3, 10:20pm – 11:20pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 431,070 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. ICC World ODI: 320,790 (SKY Sport 3, 6:05pm – 7:50pm)
  3. Along for the Ride: 310,380 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. ICC World ODI: 310,170 (SKY Sport 3, 1:45pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Great Bear Stakeout: 294,000 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)

Continue reading »

q_a_logo_2013_N3Should New Zealand troops go to Iraq? Why are they going? The conflict with Islamic State and our relationship with Australia are on Q+A this weekend, as Prime Minister John Key holds talks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Political Editor Corin Dann has an in-depth interview with John Key live on Sunday morning.

Plus – Simon Dallow interviews Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff and Terrorism expert, Professor Richard Jackson on whether the strategy in Iraq will work. Continue reading »

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 »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 54930 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 10:50pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: 36230 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 35060 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 28600 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. NCIS: New Orleans: 27360 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 560,230 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 370,180 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Location Location Location: 314,730 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 313,930 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 268,760 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)

Continue reading »

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.