Most watched

  1. One News: 662,750 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 468,620 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 460,320 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 443,630 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Renters: 396,740 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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The Coalition for Better Broadcasting had hoped to make Broadcasting an election issue but between dirty politics and Kim Dotcom, there has been barely any room for discussion on the key policies of the economy, health, education and the environment let alone broadcasting.

I’ve had a look at the broadcasting policies of all the parties and have summarised details below. In some instances, there were no publicly available broadcasting policies that I could find. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t exist but due to the difficulty in being able to find them, it would be safe to assume that broadcasting wouldn’t be a high priority for them. Continue reading »

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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.

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 »

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Rachel’s back at work, Wendy’s set her sights high, and Kane has a party. 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 »