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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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Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street. Continue reading »

Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today launched a Green Paper and work programme outlining the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a converged world.

The Exploring Digital Convergence Green Paper provides an overarching view of the cross-government convergence work programme and sparks a discussion of the impact convergence is having on New Zealand’s regulatory settings. Continue reading »

Was Walter White’s garage door opener machine gun legit? Could it have worked? Mythbusters find out.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Reno Rumble: 30130 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Bourne Legacy: 20620 (TV3, 8:40pm – 11:15pm)
  3. Fair Go: 20040 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Nashville: 19620 (TV ONE, 11:00pm – 12:00am)
  5. Mike & Molly: 19500 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:00pm) Continue reading »


Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 244,600 (60%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Fair Go: 217,900 (34%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. One News: 197,900 (27%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Rachel Hunter’s Tour Of Beauty: 170,700 (39%, TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Struggle Street: 168,000 (46%, TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)

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duncangarnerWhy are people so mean to journalists? I mean, seriously. Poor ol’ Duncan Garner from TV3’s Story has been explaining all week to other media that some cruel person must have signed him up to the Ashley Madison website because he unequivocally didn’t. In fact, he says, he’s happily married.

If you’re not a member of the friendly media, however…

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