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

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

I’m on with Larry Williams at 6:15pm to talk about the arrival of Netflix in New Zealand.

So you’re stuck at work without a TV wishing you could watch the Black Caps take on South Africa in the first of the Cricket World Cup semi finals. You then remember that Sky have this app that allows subscribers to stream certain content. Finally you have a reason to use it. You load up the SkyGo app and discover that despite paying about $100 a month, you can’t connect and keep getting errors. You frustratingly keep trying as your twitter feed announces yet another wicket has fallen.

Welcome to the life of a Sky subscriber today. This tweet summed it up nicely.

Russell Brown succinctly points out: Continue reading »

lightboxNeeding some ideas about what to watch on television tonight? Here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening. Continue reading »

neil-hunt-regan-cunliffeLast month I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with the team from Netflix, including Neil Hunt, their Chief Product Officer, who were in New Zealand to do interviews and attending a screening of two of their new original shows Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bloodline. As well as interviewing him about the service and dining with the team after the event, I extended an invitation to Neil to join us at our home for a bit of Kiwi hospitality during his extended stay in the country.

As someone who first used Netflix in 2009 during one of our visits to the US, and have keenly followed developments over the years, hanging out with one of the people responsible for what is quite possibly the biggest revolution in television history was inspiring.

Neil’s role at Netflix has seen him oversee the spend of $1.5M a day in 2014 developing the technology behind the world’s leading streaming video service, particularly their recommendation engine. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 55860 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Forever: 43530 (TV ONE, 9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Walking Dead: 40960 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Mysteries Of Laura: 39810 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Stalker: 38050 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:25pm) Continue reading »