The arrival of December marks the end of the month-long festivity we know as Movember and what better time to applaud the men of television who celebrate Movember all year round.

As many of us reach for the razors and regain the respect of loved ones, the men on this list will continue to sport their ‘staches and show us all how it’s done.

Here’s our top 10, let us know what you think. Continue reading »

On Q+A this Sunday, a special event for our final programme of the year. Q+A: Ideas for NZ.

We’ll be broadcasting from The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront, debating the pros and cons of eight big ideas to change New Zealand.

In a fast-paced programme hosted by Greg Boyed and designed to spark conversation, we feature eight of the country’s top thinkers offering their ideas to make our country better. Continue reading »

The Office’s Rainn Wilson was first to do it, now Matthew Perry has poked fun at Two and a Half Men’s actor Angus T. Jones’s rant.

In the new Funny or Die sketch, Perry says Jones inspired him to “sit down for an hour and skim the entire bible.”

He goes on to tell viewers not to watch his new sitcom Go On. Continue reading »

RadioLive’s new Drive show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme.

The face of 3 News’ political reporting for nearly ten years, Duncan is trading in the halls of parliament for the RadioLive studio. His new show will mix current affairs and breaking news with a range of entertaining and popular features, including the latest in food, wine, gardening, music, and film.

Garner’s infectious energy and enthusiasm, combined with a razor sharp intellect and the ability to get to the bottom of every story, means weekday afternoons are guaranteed to entertain and inform. Continue reading »

Paul Henry has finished his time on Australian morning TV following the final episode of the Ten Network’s Breakfast.

Friday marked the end of the show, which was axed by the network after struggling to compete with Seven’s Sunrise programme and Channel Nine’s Today.

The final episode featured several highlights clips from the year, many of them featuring Henry and his colourful interactions with a number of guests.

Igloo may be on the air as early as Monday (3 December) according to reports.

The new pay TV service was pushed back by five months in June this year following technical troubles with its British-supplied set-top boxes.

Sky has yet to confirm whether the service will launch next week.

They are forecasting the service to pick up 50,000 subscribers in its first year, with set-top boxes expected to be worth around $199. Continue reading »

You might notice some banners on the site at the moment for Freeview’s Share Some Love campaign which, if you participate in, could land you a new TV. Here’s the video that explains it in a bit more detail.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Downton Abbey: 76060 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  2. Embarrassing Bodies: 35770 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Hotel Hell: 31810 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The X Factor USA: 27170 (TV3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 21910 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:05pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 592,390 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 536,000 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 478,130 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 462,140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 414,180 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Toni Street has been named as the new co-host of TV ONE’s Breakfast alongside Rawdon Christie.

Toni is well-known to television audiences as the co-presenter of TV ONE’s Saturday Breakfast show, and prior to that through her work as a sports presenter on ONE News.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Ross Dagan says Toni was chosen for the job because of her background in live television and her recent success on Saturday Breakfast. Continue reading »