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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.

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

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The cause of Extract Seven has been discovered – and it’s exactly what everyone predicted. Continue reading »

If memes are your thing, maybe you’ll like Seven Sharp’s new Meme Machine

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1012456_497201003759343_4580798604213248683_nNeena and Belinda (Modern Day Hippies)

Belinda and Neena are the Modern Day Hippies, friends and cousins-in-law from Cambridge, and the real deal when it comes to healthy eating. Favouring wholesome and earthy flavours, their goal is to incorporate as many nutrient-dense foods into their meals as possible. Keen foragers and creative foodies, they’re a formidable force in the kitchen.

But, with six kids under five between the two of them, they’re also smart cooks, keen on simple and quick combinations and always with a healthy cupcake or two prepared for little hands.

Neena and Belinda entered My Kitchen Rules New Zealand with a mission in mind: to change Kiwis’ attitudes to healthy food, one meal at a time.
Expect to-die-for fresh herbs, surprising edible plants and healthy twists when Neena and Belinda plate up! Continue reading »

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Lightbox has today announced its highly-anticipated online TV service will go live at 12.01am on Thursday 28th August.

Lightbox CEO Kym Niblock says, “We’re pleased to be able to give people a date to look forward to and we’re even more excited about unveiling the full line-up of TV shows when the service goes live.

“Lightbox is about giving New Zealanders more choice when it comes to how they watch TV and with a free 30-day trial there’s plenty of incentive for people to give it a go, enjoy hours of award-winning television and see what they think.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 49210 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Fair Go: 34190 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Under the Dome: 32600 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Nashville: 31920 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Surviving Jack: 31630 (TV2, 10:00pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

The Greens released their disability policy today and are calling for 100% captioning on all television programmes.

“Internationally, New Zealand lags behind on captioning. On average only 25 per cent of New Zealand TV is captioned compared to 85 per cent in Australia and 99 per cent in the United Kingdom and United States of America.”

No on-demand TV was captioned in New Zealand.

Fair enough. I don’t know if 100% is realistic, but it would be good to see these services improved, to make TV more accessible to those in NZ with hearing difficulties. I know when I am old, I would still like to be able to know what is happening on Shortland Street if I can’t hear so well!

One of the highlights of the Emmy’s is the Outstanding Comedy Series race. This year the nominees are

Outstanding Comedy Series – Channel it screens in NZ in brackets

The Big Bang Theory (TV2)

Louie (Comedy Central)

Modern Family (TV3)

Orange Is The New Black (screened on TV2)

Silicon Valley (Soho)

Veep (Soho)

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