ESC14_ Copenhagen_Logo_BlackFor the first time ever on UKTV, fans will be able to cheer along their favourite countries during the ultimate musical event of the year, the Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from Copenhagen.

Fans won’t miss a moment of the Eurovision Song Contest action, with the two live Semi-Finals broadcasting on May 7 and May 9 at 7.00am, with an encore at 9.30pm. The excitement comes to a climax when the 26 finalists perform in the finale on Sunday May 11 from 7.00am (simulcast with the Eurovision Song Contest live feed) with an encore at 8.30pm. Continue reading »

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Who do you want to win the fifth season of Masterchef New Zealand?

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After leaving her at the altar season 7 seasons ago, Burke returns to Grey’s Anatomy as part of the farewell to Cristina.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 45270 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Battleship: 35190 (TV3, 8:30pm – 11:15pm)
  3. Trophy Wife: 33160 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Following: 32590 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Super Fun Night: 25240 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm) Continue reading »

gameofthronesheadThe New Zealand Herald’s media writer likes to bang on about transparency and disclosure so it should come as no surprise that this little ditty, claiming to speak to 6 Game of Thrones addicts, turns out to be nothing more than navel gazing.

Who are these addicts that the APN owned tabloid managed to unearth? Surprise, surprise… they’re none other than their own editorial staff.   And do you think there is a hint of disclosure anywhere?  Not likely…

Here is how they describe each reviewer, just so you know they’re a real person and not someone fictional: Continue reading »

shane_taurimaPolitics is a funny beast. Labour, who currently seem to struggle with the idea of rejuvenation, must really want the former TVNZ head of Maori programming, Shane Taurima, as their candidate for the Tamaki Makaurau electorate despite the allegations and investigations into his perceived conflict of interest at the state broadcaster while he was there.

Labour has extended its deadline for the Tamaki Makaurau seat for the third time as it waits for a TVNZ report into the actions of potential candidate Shane Taurima. Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. One News: 712,740 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. MasterChef New Zealand: 510,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 449,870 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 447,520 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Road Cops: 355,330 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)

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tvnz-largeYou may have missed this over the long weekend but it was revealed that TVNZ are in the throes of establishing what they’re calling a “Risk Register” to identify news coverage that may result in problems later on. This comes after the Shane Taurima debacle, the manufactured bullying stories and complaints by Judith Collins over the network’s coverage of the Oravida dinner in China.

So what is it and how does it work? Great question.

How the new risk register will operate is still being worked out, but TVNZ spokeswoman Georgie Hills says it will enable management to be better prepared. Continue reading »