Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: Los Angeles: 48520 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. NCIS: 48460 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Step Dave: 45780 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Revenge: 40350 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Australia’s Deadliest: 10260 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKThe number of times I have been watching a game and wondered what was being said to a player before being marched off the field by the ref, as well as the players response.  I wonder how many codes will end up introducing this technology to their commentary.

Be one step closer to the Super Rugby action this season as SKY Sport subscribers have the option of tuning into the referee’s microphone for all Super Rugby matches played in New Zealand.

All SKY Sport basic subscribers can tune into the referee’s microphone for the duration of the Crusaders v Chiefs and Highlanders v Blues matches this weekend, by accessing alternative commentary on their  SKY remotes. Continue reading »

MEDIAWORKSThe IRD has reached a settlement with the paint company DuluxGroup over a $13.73m dispute involving its New Zealand subsidiary, Alesco.  The decision is seen as a test case for more than $300m of disputed tax payments from a range of businesses including TV3 and Four owners, Mediaworks.

During the receivership, receivers suggested that the Mediaworks restructuring would see them dodge a $22.1m tax bill with the debt being left with the empty shell companies.   Continue reading »

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Chris can’t see the error of his ways, Brooke makes a comeback, and Ula grows up. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 641,030 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 528,320 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Nabbed: 439,060 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 398,350 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Neighbours At War: 354,600 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

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TVNZ_buildingWith all the hoopla around asset sales for the last few years, you would think that it would be a fairly high priority of the opposition to ensure they provided absolutely no reason or excuse for a state owned company to be sold.  Perhaps Shane Taurima didn’t get that memo.  Nonetheless, John Banks has jumped on the opportunity to renew calls for TVNZ to be sold.

 Mr Banks says the State has no place in broadcasting.  “If taxpayers didn’t own it, no one would care what Labour party meetings were held there.”

“This issue is not Mr Taurima’s politics. It is the fact that he and some of his staff wrongly used taxpayer’s property to further his political objectives” Continue reading »

revenge_coverMarvel to turn Revenge into graphic novel

TV2’s Revenge is to be turned into a graphic novel by Marvel Entertainment.  Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne will follow a young Amanda Clarke through her first mission of revenge across 112 pages.  The book is scheduled for release on September 3.

Modern Family land in Australia to shoot vacation episode Continue reading »

Whatever’s on your mind about television today, this is the place to discuss it.

tvnz_logo2TVNZ are certainly taking this Shane Taurima scandal seriously and clearly understand the ramifications of having someone in your employment who has a political conflict of interest, unlike others.

TVNZ’s Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says:

Many people are asking why Shane Taurima was kept on in an editorial role following his unsuccessful bid for the Ikaroa Rawhiti Labour candidacy last year. The answer is, at the time we sought and received assurances from Shane that he had no further political ambitions. When asked to choose between journalism and politics, he chose journalism. With the benefit of hindsight that decision was a mistake. Continue reading »