poppyI can only imagine that the next few years are going to include plenty of these “centenary” events.

NZ On Air has awarded Maori Television a contract for the live TV coverage of the historically significant Anzac Day 2015 commemorative service at Chunuk Bair in Turkey.

25 April 2015 will mark the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign, in which 2721 New Zealanders died. Continue reading »

When you openly mock a show because it features “Australians”, it should be no surprise when it doesn’t rate that well.

Most watched

  1. One News: 587,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 501,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Border Security: 437,850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Tricked: 317,310 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 265,490 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Continue reading »

Netflix orders ‘Marco Polo’ series

The streaming service has picked up nine episodes of the drama created by John Fusco (Young Guns II), The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Kon-Tiki Oscar nominees Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg will direct alongside Dan Minahan (Game of Thrones), who also will executive produce the drama. Marco Polo will premiere in late 2014.  Continue reading »

In the last week, the MPAA joined the WC3, web standards organisation.  This has a number of people spooked.

Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The W3C push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much everything) will be opaque to users, and it will be illegal to report on security flaws in them (because reporting a security flaw in DRM exposes you to risk of prosecution for making a circumvention device), so they will be riddled with holes that creeps, RATters, spooks, authoritarians and crooks will be able to use to take over your computer and fuck you in every possible way. Continue reading »

Welcome to our daily thread for the general discussion of television.  The floor is yours to talk about anything you wish…

Shortland Street Logo

Tonight’s episode of Shortland Street airs three weeks after the explosion at the Warner bach.

Continue reading »

Here is the 5th episode of the first season of the webseries Flat3 that features another former Shortland Street actor.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Red Widow: 60120 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Tonight: 33890 (TV ONE, 10:35pm – 10:50pm)
  3. You Again: 30320 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Undercover Boss: 23570 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  5. The Middle: 23050 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

rajRaj is about to come down with a potentially serious case of puppy love. The unlucky in love Raj may finally have some romance in his life.

Tania Raymonde is set to guest star on The Big Bang Theory as a new romantic prospect for Kunal Nayyar’s intimacy-addled alter ego.

Raymonde, whose more recent credits have included Chicago Fire and Switched At Birth, will play a cute and somewhat surly veterinarian who ends up taking care of Raj’s ailing dog Cinnamon in the Valentine’s Day episode. Continue reading »