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

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Kane plays a gig at The IV, Lucy is snooping around some more, and Garrett’s already messed it up with Kylie. Continue reading »

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Nadia Lim has always considered that New Zealand has the best food and produce on the planet– and now she’s about to show why with the release of her new 8-part series, “New Zealand with Nadia Lim” which starts screening on Sky’s Food TV Channel on Friday, August 29 from 8.30 p.m.

Filming took place between December 2013 and March 2014. Every episode was filmed on location around New Zealand and sees Nadia on a quest to discover the best local produce. This journey took her to High Country sheep stations in Central Otago, garlic farms in Marlborough and a secret island in Tauranga Harbour where they grow avocados. She ate raw mussels straight out of the sea, drank a cappuccino made with sheep’s milk and picked tiny pinot noir grapes to put in a salad. Continue reading »

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The Subscription Video On Demand market really is heating up. Tonight, Spark (Telecom) launch their SVOD service LightBox. Meanwhile in Australia, Fairfax have announced they’re teaming up with Nine Entertainment Co to launch StreamCo and will each drop $50m AUD into the coffers.

Whether or not StreamCo will end up in New Zealand remains to be seen but with Netflix on the horizon, Lightbox launching tonight and Sky not too far away with their offering, not to mention the pre-existing Quickflix, the market is about to get rather congested one would think. Continue reading »

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Tonight’s 3News-Reid Research poll shows that the Conservative Party is on the verge of making it into the next Parliament, even without an electorate deal with National.

The poll, conducted in the week following the release of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics book, has the Conservatives on 4.6 per cent, tantalisingly close to the five per cent MMP threshold.

The poll has also asked for the public’s reaction on whether John Key should stand Judith Collins as a minister. Continue reading »

The Block NZ 3_Group ShotI am almost lost for words this morning. The Block NZ debuted last night on TV3 and the general feeling was that they’d done everything the could to make a great show. I was expecting TV3 to win in the 5+ over TV One’s MKR NZ so to see them fall short was both surprising and disappointing.

The local instalment of My Kitchen Rules received a bit of negative commentary around the casting after Sunday night’s debut. It had also debuted less than a week after the Australian franchise of the show had finished. There was also the issue of inconsistency and the gap day between the two episodes. There was every expectation that TV3 would have this one in the bag. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Nigel Latta: 82380 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Mentalist: 59050 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Good Wife: 24260 (TV3, 11:25pm – 12:25am)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 23640 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. The Amazing Race AUS v NZ: 21830 (TV2, 9:00pm – 10:05pm) Continue reading »

blocknz300The third season of The Block NZ debuted on TV3 last night and while the anticipation was high, the numbers this morning will leave Mediaworks feeling very frustrated.

The season three premiere saw an average audience of 326,590 viewers tuning in. This was down 15% on the season 2 premiere in 2013 and the lowest debut the series has had. Continue reading »

This ad for Netflix featuring Ricky Gervais played during the broadcast of the Emmy Awards in the US yesterday.

And here are the outtakes Continue reading »