piglooAfter 18 months on the job, multiple delayed launches and the eventual release of an incredibly terrible service, Igloo’s General Manager has deserted the icy venture.  Chaz Savage heads to Australia to take on the role of General Manager for T-Box, Telstra’s set-top box.

The unsurprising move is made interesting by the fact that his new boss is none other than former TVNZ CEO, Rick Ellis.

Ellis was responsible for the $15m failed investment of TVNZ in TiVo and a further $12.25m in the (failing?) joint Igloo project with Sky.

Telstra shareholders beware.

julian-wilcoxIt looks as though everyone is overhauling their current affairs programs in 2013. Maori Television have announced that Native Affairs is due to get a new presenter now that Julian Wilcox is heading into the General Manager of News and Current Affairs role.

The new season of Native Affairs will start on the 11th of March with the new presenter being announced shortly.

Maori Television told Throng that Wilcox will not disappear entirely from our screens and we can expect to see his involvement with the 2013 ANZAC Day commemorations and other special occassions.

Julian Wilcox has been the star of Maori Television’s award-winning Native Affairs Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 37780 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 36320 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 18760 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Block: 16080 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Don’t Trust the B* in Aptmt 23: 11950 (FOUR, 8:30pm – 9:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 613,810 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 453,510 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Border Patrol: 451,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Rapid Response: 442,860 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Piha Rescue: 414,530 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

DamianLewisTopGearWarning: Minor spoilers.

He may be pretty slick on Homeland but what’s Damian Lewis like behind the wheel? Continue reading »

JJAbramsJJ Abrams producing two new pilots

JJ Abrams will produce two new drama pilots for US TV. He will team with Harry Potter director Alfonso Cuaron for a project that centres on a former convict tasked with protecting a young girl with a special gift. His other project is a futuristic series set in a world where cops are teamed with android partners.

Fellowes on Downton movie

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has said that if they decided to do a movie based on the show it would take place after the series has finished. He stated that he didn’t want to get a situation where veiwers would have to watch a movie in order to understand what was happening in the next season. Continue reading »

This is what you get when you combine sound-bites from Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. Continue reading »

She may now be a Golden Globe and SAG award-winning actress but Jennifer Lawrence had to start somewhere.

The Silver Linings Playbook actress credits this MTV ad for reality series My Super Sweet 16 as launching her career.

Lawrence was only 14 when she filmed the promo for the show.

sag-awards-2013-live-streamThe 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live in Australia from 12pm, Monday 28 January 2013 on TV1 and will be posted here live.

DRAMA ENSEMBLE

Boardwalk Empire – SHOWCASE
Breaking Bad – SHOWCASE
Downton Abbey – SEVEN
Homeland – TEN
Mad Men – MOVIE EXTRA Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Downton Abbey: 51980 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 10:40pm)
  2. Appropriate Adult: 30980 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:05pm)
  3. Men In Black 3: 26380 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  4. Madagascar Escape 2 Africa: 12300 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:55pm)
  5. Quarantine: 11010 (TV2, 11:15pm – 1:00am) Continue reading »