Phil Keoghan was awarded an Emerging Leaders honour on Friday night at the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.

The Amazing Race host was one of six New Zealanders to receive the award, judged by a panel that included Sir Ron carter, Sir Eion Edgar and Fran Wilde.

“It’s a huge honour to be honoured by your peers but this is much more of a personal award,” said Keoghan,

“Peter Blake was a legend and to be thought of as a potential leader in the same vein as him is an honour.” Continue reading »

IGLOO today announced that an expected end of June launch will now likely be July.

Chaz Savage, GM of IGLOO, explains, “This slight delay is due to the fact that IGLOO is currently putting boxes out in the market place. We want the opportunity to talk to these customers, implement any changes and ensure we are ready…this is ground breaking technology and we aren’t buying an off the shelf TV service, we are creating one!

“This is about ensuring we can give our customers the best product experience possible. We are determined to launch a product that consumers love and we therefore will not be rushing IGLOO out until we are completely confident that it’s ready.” Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Grimm and Criminal Minds

At 8.30pm, on Four, is Grimm. I missed the series premiere last week but I have heard such good reports about this show that I will have to catch up on ondemand.

For those of you who don’t know about this show, it’s a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s fairy tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms’, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Priest: 47690 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:00pm)
  2. The Shooter: 23990 (TV2, 12:40am – 2:00am)
  3. Boardwalk Empire: 20680 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: 18260 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Planet Dinosaur: 14250 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

How to make the most of your two seconds of fame.

Name: Matthew Moule

Job Title: Media Specialist, TVNZ

What does your job entail?
Appraising, editing and preparing programmes for transmission.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Person of Interest, Back Benches and Media7.

Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
A programme that covers international news and current affairs! Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 740,400 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 539,440 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Planet Dinosaur: 457,010 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 363,400 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 341,210 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Cake Boss, Sunday and Votes for Women: What Really Happened

Cake Boss screens on Food Television at 7pm tonight. I remember seeing ‘cake artist’ Buddy Valastro on an episode of Oprah once, demonstrating his incredible skills. He made a cake of Oprah sitting under a big tree, reading a book and surrounded by all her favourite things, such as her dogs. It was VERY impressive. This show follows him as he creates cakes for celebrities and high-profile events.

I have a little bit of an obsession with the royals at the moment, so I’ll be watching Sunday on TV One at 7.30pm, because they have a story about Prince William turning 30, and his life up until now. It seems that although he has everything he could ever want, all he craves is a ‘normal’ life. I guess the grass is always greener… Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 81340 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Judy Bailey’s Australia: 21100 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. House: 20040 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. C.S.I: 19560 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Chawners’ Last Chance: 15040 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Name: Charlotte Hobson

Job Title: Producer of Golden, on TV3

What does your job entail?
I’m the Producer of the show – it means I do a mix of jobs: both on set, and in the production office. Once the show’s shot, and with the help of the very talented editors and director, we sit in the edit suite and edit the show together. Once we’re all happy with it, it’s my job to oversee all of the audio mixing, vision grading and onlining, and then we deliver it to the network.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
My favourite television shows at the moment are: Hounds, Veep and, of course, Golden! Continue reading »