nz-on-air-640Four comedy web series have each been given $100,000 in funding from New Zealand On Air as part of their Digital Media strategy.

Fresh support from NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund will bring six innovative projects to online audiences.

The latest funding round saw 61 applications to the Kickstart fund for transmedia projects and 54 applications for webseries. The applications were seeking a total investment of more than $20 million.

“The applications for the Digital Media Fund, the only such fund in New Zealand, just keep getting better. This is clearly an area of growing demand, and where local content creators are thinking outside the square. We love the collaborations and innovations we are seeing in these digital projects,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. Continue reading »

It had to happen…

Here’s a fan’s pretty well produced short crossover story where two of the BBC’s characters paths cross.

“Months after an encounter with a mysterious ‘Doctor’, Sherlock becomes obsessed with discovering more about this impossible man… until the man makes an unexpected return.”

In anticipation of both the Doctor Who Christmas Special and the Third Series of Sherlock, I created a small crossover story. Though it may not be perfect, I’m still pretty happy with the results.

Hope you enjoy!


So which one of these cast members is it?

Most watched

  1. One News: 482,530 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 347,220 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 327,740 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 298,920 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The X Factor USA: 273,540 (TV3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm)

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Last night I attended Freeview’s “Analog TV is Goneburger” party at the Food Truck garage in Auckland.  There are a couple of things I will get to later on today from that but it is interesting to note that Freeview is now in more than 60% of homes.

With digital tv now here, are you a Freeview only, subscription only or mixed household?

If there’s anything else you’d like to discuss about TV, you know the drill.

The second clue in the summer series that will hopefully uncover who has died on Shortland Street is a txt from Sarah to TK.  She’s somehow heard that something has happened but can’t get through to TK.

If you’re looking for the official Shortland Street Clue website, this isn’t it:

It probably should be, but that’s what happens when you don’t buy obvious domain names…

TV2 started playing this promo last night for their new comedy/drama Step Dave which is “coming soon”.

What do you think?

CoronationstreetPrepare for the backlash.  TVNZ is messing with the Coronation Street schedule again.

We’re making a change to the Coronation Street schedule in the new year.

We are shifting all the week’s Coronation Street programming into one two-hour block on Friday nights, starting at 7.30pm on January 3rd on TV ONE. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Nothing Trivial: 40410 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Scandal: 27770 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Cougar Town: 24530 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Prison Families: 21350 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Tabatha Takes Over: 19260 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:25pm) Continue reading »