A = Main TVNZ Building - 100 Victoria Street West B = 85-91 Hobson Street - Sold September 2013 C = 93 Hobson Street - Sold July 2013 D = Sky City owned buildings

A = Main TVNZ Building – 100 Victoria Street West
B = 85-91 Hobson Street – Sold September 2013
C = 93 Hobson Street – Sold July 2013
D = Sky City owned buildings

We all knew this was coming.  I’d love to know what the ROI is expected to be on the investment.

TVNZ has taken the opportunity to refurbish its central Auckland facility in parallel with a two-year investment project to upgrade its online technology, following the Board’s decision today to sell a second package of land and buildings to SKYCITY for $10.6 million.

In response to rapid growth in TVNZ Ondemand and ONE News online video streams, TVNZ has decided to fast-track investment in technology to fully integrate systems that will support the automated delivery of video content to all its on-air and online platforms. Continue reading »

TVNZ_buildingThe state broadcaster has made another profit.  Total revenue was down nearly $20m on last year and yet the profit is up slightly.

TVNZ today reported an After Tax Profit of $14.4 million for the year ended 30 June 2013, $0.4 million ahead of its Statement of Intent forecast.

Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says the result was satisfactory in a year characterised by an on-going focus on aligning the cost structure of the business to market reality, coupled with a slower than expected advertising market.

Compared with the prior year, total operating revenue was down by $19.7 million, in part reflecting the absence of government funding formerly applied to public service channel TVNZ 7. Television advertising revenue dropped by $6.6 million (2.1%). Continue reading »

2013_rugby_league_world_cup_belong_logoUnlike most World Cup events that typically take place every 4 years, the Rugby League World Cup is a little less regular.  The Kiwis won the last tournament, five years ago in 2008.  The Cup before then was 8 years earlier in 2000.

The event kicks off in the UK on October 26th, 2013.

Rugby League fans will get to watch the Kiwis as they attempt to defend the Rugby League World Cup with SKY Sport screening LIVE coverage of every match of the tournament.

SKY has extensive wall-to-wall coverage of the highly-anticipated event, including LIVE coverage of all matches, including all knockout games, as well as replays and highlights. Continue reading »

campbell-live-logoWhile 3 News has dropped nearly a fifth of its average audience since TV3 lost Home and Away to TV2, Campbell Live hasn’t suffered at all.  In fact, the numbers are once again improving with viewers clearly and deliberately tuning in for the nightly current affairs show.

Last night saw Campbell Live pick up an average audience of 386,390 viewers.  This result gave TV3 the first win over TV One’s Seven Sharp since the 24th of June.  Not only that, while Seven Sharp has been shedding between 40-50% of the One News lead in, Campbell has been building things in a similar fashion.

For the second time in less than a week, John Campbell and his team have built their average audience over 3 News by more than 100,000 viewers.  Last night the increase was up 35% while last Thursday was up 58%. Continue reading »

50Dakota Johnson who played Kate in the short lived flop “Ben and Kate”, has been confirmed to play Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will join Charlie Hunnam (Jax – Sons of Anarchy)  has been confirmed as Christian Grey in the much-anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ novel. Continue reading »

True Blood 6True Blood‘s next season – the seventh, will be the show’s last, HBO confirmed Tuesday.

“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 717,330 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coastwatch: 478,970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 447,800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Mitre 10 Dream Home: 401,220 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 386,390 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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I am completely unsurprised by the Orange team’s win last night.  Was it ever going to go any other way?  A couple who have opened their home and heart to other people’s children who were in a much worse state of affairs vs the gimmick of a lesbian couple.  Sure, it was topical with the whole same sex marriage bill that recently passed but putting the vote in the hands of middle New Zealand was always going to see the pendulum swing one way.

While the Orange team walked away with their mortgage free Dream Home, the Black team still scored a $375,000 home with $50,000 from ASB to help them get started.

With two beautiful brand new homes for only $375,000, it does make you wonder what all the fuss is about affordable housing. Continue reading »

Spotted this on Campbell Live tonight during their Christchurch earthquake story:


Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 46170 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 40460 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 30480 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 16180 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Private Practice: 15950 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »