NZ On Air’s new Pacific content strategy is a vital document that will underpin how the agency considers funding for Pacific audiences in the future.

One of NZ On Air’s key roles is to support and encourage content for diverse special interest audiences. Pacific people form an important such audience.

The strategy follows the publication of a comprehensive research paper looking at Pacific broadcast programming. This was the first such research to be conducted in New Zealand, assessing content alongside demographic information of the various Pacific audiences. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 34430 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 31410 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Seven Dwarves: 23740 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Ocean Giants: 18150 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. A Drunken State: 17630 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 581,030 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 579,880 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Royal Prince Albert: 459,160 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Ocean Giants: 359,260 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Renters: 283,060 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

The third season of Game of Thrones will be larger than the previous two seasons.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have said that they will be delivering slightly longer episodes to HBO in order to fit more story into the season.

While there will still be just 10 episodes, each will run longer than usual.

“There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season,” Weiss says. “One of the great liberties with HBO is we’re not forced to come in at a specific time. We can’t be under 50 minutes or over 60, but that gives us a lot of flexibility.”

“A super-sized season, as befitting [George R.R. Martin’s novel] Storm of Swords,” Benioff adds. “Last year we had a lot of 52-minute episodes. This year is a lot of 56, 57.” Continue reading »

Possible E! reality series for Pauly D

Jersey Shore’s Pauly D is said to be close to landing himself his own E! reality series. He is yet to sign up for another season of his MTV series The Pauly D Project.

Scorsese to direct Clinton doco

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese will direct a new HBO documentary on former president Bill Clinton. It will be the director’s fourth project for the US cable network. Continue reading »

NZ On Air is pleased to announce funding for another series of the popular drama series Nothing Trivial for TV One.

With two successful series delighting audiences, the third series of Nothing Trivial will screen in late 2013.

As part of the upcoming commemorations of World War One, NZ On Air is also pleased to announce funding for a significant series War News to screen on Prime. The Platinum funded documentary series will look at the roles played by many different New Zealanders in various WWI campaigns and will be told in an innovative way. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 24280 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 19810 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: 19700 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Homeland: 18830 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Nurse Jackie: 16720 (TV3, 9:40pm – 10:45pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 598,510 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 579,050 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Piha Rescue: 537,430 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. High Country Rescue: 536,780 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Suspects: 490,860 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

One News returns to the #1 position now that New Zealand’s Got Talent has ended.

15 of the top 25 shows aired on TV One and 7 on TV2 while TV3 picked up 3 with a movie and Coca Cola Christmas in the Park.

Shortland Street remained the most watched show on TV2 this week.

Six of the top 25 shows had also previously aired.

Here are the top 25 most watched shows on TV for the week ending December 15, 2012: Continue reading »

Modern-day Zorro series planned

A modern-day Zorro series is in development at the USA Network, which is home to the likes of White Collar and Suits. The show – titled Z – would be set in contemporary Los Angeles and follow Diego Moreno as he rises from humble beginnings to become a hero.

Lawrence to host SNL

The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has been named as a guest host for an episode of Saturday Night Live next year. Continue reading »