Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Block NZ: 28740 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Devious Maids: 21000 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. One Born Every Minute: 17160 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 14130 (TV ONE, 4:25pm – 5:25pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 13680 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

This is going to be epic!

Tuesday September 17th at 8:30pm on Prime

TWDS3_Gallery_Yard_Rick_5327.101920When you think fast-tracking, do you think that means “faster than the usual 6 months” or do you think within hours of its US broadcast?  Fast tracking these days tends to mean that if a show airs in the US at 8ET (12PM here) then seeing it screen here at 8:30pm (Eight and a half hours later) isn’t unthinkable and certainly not impossible.

32 Hours later, while much faster than what is typically the case, is still far too slow for those hard core fans who I can only assume this fast-tracking is supposed to be for.  I am convinced that those fans will still be downloading and watching at least 24 hours before TV2 screens it.

5/10 for effort but I don’t think it’s far enough.

Zombie fans rejoice! TVNZ is thrilled to announce season four of The Walking Dead will launch October 15 on TV2 – just 32 hours after its highly anticipated US premiere.

TV2 Programmer, John Kelly, says: “Given the overwhelming popularity of the show and its hit status, we’re delighted to be fast-tracking this season of The Walking Dead so closely behind the US.” Continue reading »

360_fullWhile this is all very good, I’m guessing there won’t be any real live coverage of the Australian election results other than Sky News.

It’s been one of the more bizarre elections of modern times, where the headlines have been dominated more by pratfalls than policy. The Kevin Rudd,/Tony Abbott road show comes to an end this weekend when Australia goes to the polls in the 2013 General Election.

On Sunday 8 September, Three60 will have the results, the reaction, and analysis of what the outcome means for New Zealand in an Australian Election Special hosted by Guyon Espiner. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 769,540 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 580,690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 483,500 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Family Recipes: 463,790 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 440,560 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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the-block-nz-2013I missed this last year but it looked completely manic on TV.

TV3 is planning to invite viewers to visit The Block NZ houses, with two public open home events on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October.

Competing teams Alisa and Koan, Pete and Andy, Alice and Caleb, and Loz and Tom will be on site as their houses are inspected, and producers of The Block NZ will be filming the Open Homes which feature in the final episodes of the series.

The 2012 Open Homes were highly successful with thousands of viewers from around the country making the most of the opportunity to meet The Block NZ teams and see the four houses made famous by the hit series.   The patience and goodwill of residents, road users and the fans who often queued for long periods of time, was a key factor in making the first Open Homes such a success – able to be enjoyed by thousands of New Zealanders of all ages.  Continue reading »

seven-sharp-logoGreg Boyed announced tonight on Seven Sharp that Friday would be his last day hosting TV One’s week night current affairs show.

Boyed isn’t moving far though and will be presenting TV One’s late night news program Tonight from Monday. Continue reading »

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 »