Nearly 10 years ago when Wellington hosted the World Premiere of Sir Peter Jackson’s, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, I struggled to find funding, but eventually succeeded in producing a LIVE 2 hour Red Carpet TV Special of the event, due in no small part to the foresight of SKYTV.

As the Executive Producer I assembled an extraordinary team of people, all of whom worked incredibly hard to produce some of the best event coverage that I have ever been involved in. Continue reading »

With access to the world’s biggest stars and events, don’t miss Sky’s new exclusive series All Access.

Hosted by Dominic Bowden, All Access will ensure viewers are up to date with the latest entertainment news from around the globe, whether from the red carpet at the latest movie premiere, behind the scenes on set at the hottest shows or offering his own unique Kiwi point of view at the world’s biggest entertainment awards ceremonies.

During his impressive career, Bowden has interviewed some of the world’s most recognisable faces from Johnny Depp to Beyonce and Will Smith to Jennifer Aniston and Sky’s delighted to have him joining the team to bring all the glitz and glamour of these international events to Kiwi living rooms. Continue reading »

Simon Doull is a Sky Sport cricket commentator.

What are you most looking forward to for the upcoming cricket season?
I am looking forward to the Friday night HRV cup matches a lot and hope the weather and the public play their part. Also, the tour by England to New Zealand is always much anticipated and I look forward to the barmy army arriving with them.

What is your most memorable moment from watching cricket on TV as a kid?
I can’t say I watched much cricket on TV as a youngster as we were always outside playing it during summer.

What’s the most challenging aspect of being a cricket commentator?  Continue reading »

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  4. One News: 610,970 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Wildest India: 500,960 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Minaj announces reality series

Nicki Minaj has announced she will be featuring in a new three-part E! reality series Nicki Minaj: My Truth. The singer tweeted recently about the show: “u guys are going to go crazzzzyyyyy when you see it.”

Klein to feature in new pilot

American Pie actor Chris Klein has signed up for a new untitled pilot project for the Fox network in the US. Klein will play a character based on talent agent Brandt Joel in the comedy that is being produced by Entourage duo Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Continue reading »

The Broadcasting Standards Authority had not upheld complaints against Close Up regarding a piece on the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

The March 2012 item focussed on a former member of the church, X, who said that she had made several large donations to the church that left her in a position of financial hardship.

Complaints were made by the church and two viewers who believed the item to be unfair and unbalanced. They also argued that the story breached the privacy of the church’s members, including X. Continue reading »

TVNZ has upheld a complaint against TV One’s Breakfast after Mike Tyson swore during an interview.

A viewer complained following the phone interview with the former boxer, after Tyson said “I didn’t do that f****** crime” when asked about his 1991 rape conviction by Rawdon Christie on October 2.

Christie and co-presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross apologised for the use of the language later in the show, explaining that the interview was live. Continue reading »

All Sky customers now have access to TVNZ audio description information when viewing TV One (high definition) and TV2 (standard and high definition).

The audio descriptions greatly enhance TV for vision impaired New Zealanders by providing details about what is happening on screen, eg: “John looks shocked as he sees them embrace and kiss passionately”.

Sky spokeswoman Kirsty Way said Sky had been working on the launch for several months,

“We have invested around $50,000 to enable all Sky customers’ access to TVNZ audio descriptions which have been created with NZ On Air funding.” Continue reading »

Hot off the satellite, Prime has secured the rights to screen The World According To Lance Armstrong, the ABC documentary where Australia’s award-winning current affairs journalist Quentin McDermott reports on allegations surrounding the disgraced cyclist, talking to people who worked for him, rode with him and some who raced against him.

This one-hour special has exclusive footage of Armstrong being deposed in 2005 due to the drug allegations he faced, and also includes the deposition of New Zealander Stephen Swart, a former team mate of Armstrong.

Armstrong maintains he has never used performance enhancing drugs. He claims he has never tested positive in hundreds of drug tests. Many who know him well now say he is lying. Continue reading »