Rachel Hunter has said that she will probably be the “nice” judge on the new season of New Zealand’s Got Talent.

The supermodel was announced as one third of the judging panel that also includes OpShop frontman Jason Kerrison and UB40 singer Ali Campbell.

Hunter told Close Up that each of the judge swill bring their own style to the show.

“Who knows who’s going to be the bad judge,” said Hunter. Continue reading »

Tim Bennett, NZX CEO and Milford Funds manager Brian Gaynor on what the asset sales mean for the sharemarket.

Colin James on Mr Dotcom

Special two part investigation from Daryll Hutchison on how ground breaking NZ research into nano particles has the potentital to make hundreds of millions of dollars.

One of Mr Dotcom’s swimming mates, Vaughn Davis on the Dotcom phenomenon.

Bailey Mackey (Producer of The GC) joins Brian Edwards and Bill Ralsotnm for the Sunday media panel to talk about Maori television. Continue reading »

Founding member and lead singer of UB40 Ali Campbell, supermodel Rachel Hunter and OpShop front man Jason Kerrison have been named as judges for New Zealand’s Got Talent, coming soon to TV ONE.

As founding member of UB40, British singer Ali Campbell has spent nearly 30 years in the international music scene. UB40 has sold over 70 million records, notched up four number one singles around the world, and over 40 Top 40 UK singles. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Sometimes in April, A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun and the Highlanders vs the Chiefs

It’s pretty heavy viewing for a Friday night, but on Soho tonight at 8.30pm is Sometimes in April, an HBO film about two Hutu brothers during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 43350 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  2. Once Upon A Time: 37430 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Upstairs Downstairs: 31740 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 31390 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Bones: 26940 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

SKY responds to the findings of the Commerce Commission’s demand side study into high speed broadband, released earlier today.

“Following a thorough investigation, the Telecommunications Commissioner has identified the cost of using high speed broadband as a crucial factor in whether or not people take up the service. SKY agrees and notes that pricing appears to be heading in the right direction,” says SKY CEO John Fellet. Continue reading »

What not to do after your interview has finished.

Name: Karen Bieleski

Job Title: Head of General Entertainment and Prime TV at SKY TV

Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is …
Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, coming soon to SoHo. I’ve seen two episodes already and can’t wait for more.

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?

I’ve always wanted to have a go at scriptwriting, though there’s so much good television writing going on in New Zealand at the minute that it would be hard to compete.  Most recently The Almighty Johnsons made me wish I’d written that! Continue reading »

Fridays should always involve something funny. Here are some bloopers from The Big Bang Theory for you!