Most watched

  1. One News: 713,720 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 681,690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 614,350 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 544,870 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 509,580 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Sky is looking into obtaining the rights to screen the All Whites games from the OFC Nations Cup in the Solomon Islands.

The New Zealand football side’s road to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins at the tournament but so far no NZ broadcaster has secured the rights to screen it.

A Sky spokesperson confirmed that they are in negotiations with the Oceania Football Confederation.

New Zealand Football chief executive Grant McKavanagh said they have no control over the situation. Continue reading »

Private Practice loses Tim Daly

Private Practice actor Tim Daly will not return to the show for its sixth season. Daly played Pete Wilder on the show for all of its first five seasons.

Former X Factor Australia winner back at old job

Former X Factor Australia winner Altiyan Childs has returned to his job as a forklift driver. The singer dumped his record label last year after a string of controversies. Continue reading »

The GC tonight made reference to a man who has been accused of defrauding more than $16m from Queensland Health.

Joel Morehu-Barlow was arrested late last year after fleecing the government department while working there between 2007 and 2011.

A TV3 spokesperson confirmed that Barlow was the “part-Maori Tahitian prince” mentioned on the show as a blind date for Alby Waititi.

Barlow failed to turn up for the date and did not feature in person on the show. Continue reading »

BBC Worldwide Channels today announced that its coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will air on the BBC channels across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

The live coverage will be taken directly from BBC ONE in the UK, bringing global audiences the top British presenters, experts and top music talent to its coverage.

The celebrations will also be available via the BBC Global iPlayer in selected markets. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations lead the London Calling season, an ambitious global television event which will run for two months and features a fantastic line up of exclusive dramas, comedies and documentaries that celebrate the wonderful city that is London. Continue reading »

MediaWorks TV has confirmed it will be increasing its investment in local programming in preference to renewing the company’s CBS output deal.

Long term it will see millions of extra dollars invested in locally made programmes, including some of the network’s biggest projects to date, The Block NZ (currently in production), and the local version of The X-Factor, which gained momentum this month with the appointment ofAndrew Szusterman and John McDonald as project leaders. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: Los Angeles: 61660 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 49870 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 43420 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. GCB: 22660 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Intrepid Journeys: 19990 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Prime TV is delighted to announce a studio volume deal with CBS Studios International.

The multiyear deal gives Prime exclusive free-to-air broadcasting rights in New Zealand to a broad range of new series that the Hollywood studio produces from the start of the new US television season in the fall of 2012.

Karen Bieleski, Head of Prime TV, said the volume licensing deal is Prime’s first and represents a very exciting opportunity for the channel. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 772,890 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 709,770 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 619,110 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 486,730 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Intrepid Journeys: 451,790 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »