NZ On Air is pleased to announce funding for Media 3 (formerly Media 7).

The Top Shelf-produced programme examining local media will move to TV3 on Saturday mornings in August with an encore screening late on Sunday evenings. It will also be available on-demand at Continue reading »

Commentary from the Game of Thrones season one DVD has revealed that while it was Sansa Stark’s father’s head that King Joffrey had put up on a spike on the wall, there was another famous face who had been decapitated.

“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.”

And a close up: Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Chelsea NZ’s Hottest Home Baker, Girls, Veep and 20/20

The final of NZ’s Hottest Home Baker screens tonight at 7.30pm on TV3. It’s between 36-year-old IRD Investigator Esme, from Lower Hutt, and 30-year-old nurse Emily, from Christchurch. If Esme doesn’t win it, I’ll eat my hat. Although, that Emily…she’s a sneaky thing. I’ll have my eyes peeled for more potential “whoops I knocked your baking on the floor” sabotage from her.

I’ll also be watching Girls (8.30pm, Soho) and Veep (9pm, Soho). Girls has been described as the younger, more realistic version of Sex and the City, and Lena Dunham, who writes and stars in the show, certainly isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of decency on television! Continue reading »

In a world where what has been obvious to many of us for years is now an “exciting revelation” that there are increasingly more and more opportunities for television networks to monetise their content.  The easy road is to get into bed with the dominant and increasingly monopolistic subscription television service provider but there are smarter ways to turn a profit now that won’t necessarily impact on your ability to turn a profit in the future.

With more and more people turning to the internet for their content, whether it be via ad supported on-demand services or other not so scrupulous methods, the question that begs answering is how long before we start to see premium on-demand services from our local TV networks? Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 48590 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  2. The GC: 21940 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Road Cops: 19240 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: 18620 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 11:35pm)
  5. Breakout Kings: 17920 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Name: Katie Pearson

Job Title: content editor – I’m the newbie to the team! (Formerly content producer)

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Definitely Game of Thrones (although that’s just finished for the season), Mad Men and The Killing. I pretty much love most shows on Soho, actually.

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be, and why?
Hmm…probably a news presenter or reporter. I love the news, and both of those roles would be challenging and interesting. Presenters get paid much more though, so probably a presenter! I’m not sure I could stop the tears coming during the sad stories though. It must be very difficult to put your emotions aside while presenting those. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 698,570 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 588,000 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 568,700 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 495,310 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 487,410 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Walsh leaving Private Practice

Private Practice actress Kate Walsh has confirmed that she will be departing the series following the upcoming sixth season. Walsh plays the show’s lead character, Addison Montgomery.

Sons of Anarchy signs deal with Harley Davidson

Sons of Anarchy and Harley Davidson have come to a deal over merchandising that will see SOA-branded motorcycles, apparel, games and stationary produced to appear in stores. Continue reading »

New Zealand’s much loved television personality has spent the past few months on a journey of discovery around Australia.

Judy’s epic journey will be shared with a New Zealand television audience in a five-part brand new television series ‘Judy Bailey’s Australia’ starting on TV One starting this Saturday 16th June at 8.30pm.

Judy’s adventure begins in the extraordinary and diverse state of Western Australia. The starting point for her journey was enjoying the summer climate in Australia’s sunniest capital with a visit up to the Kings Park, the largest inner city park in the world. Continue reading »

Prime Minister John Key will “Meet the Press” with Rachel Smalley and Alex Tarrant ( and John Hartevelt (Fairfax). This will be an extended interview.

Part Two of our China Special will feature the “generation 1.5″ Chinese born migrants in Auckland who want to form a bridge between the Chinese and New Zealand economies.

Canterbury University Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady will talk to Rachel about where we go next with China, the pressure points and the possibilities.

And on Sunday Bill Ralston and Brian Edwards will be back with more on the media. Continue reading »