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 »

Kiwi TV exports are pumping millions of dollars into the country thanks to our shows being snapped up by countries all over the world.

According to Statistics New Zealand, $37 million was made from TV exports in 2010/11.

Countries such as Macedonia, Bosnia and Ukraine screen Go Girls, while Outrageous Fortune entertains those in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Even classic kiwi series Wonder Dogs has been acquired by a Russian broadcaster. Continue reading »

Homeland picks up Lost actress

Lost actress Zuleikha Robinson has been cast in the second season of Homeland. The british actress played Ilana Verdansky on Lost between 2009 and 2010.

Game of Thrones finale extended

The second season finale of Game of Thrones will run an extra 10 minutes longer than usual for a total of 64 minutes. Continue reading »

Taranaki’s “beer bride” featured yesterday on Australian breakfast television to talk about the uproar caused by the photo taken of her.

Katrina Hayman was photographed knocking back a Tui at the Taranaki Bride of the Year competition, leading the organisers to demand an apology.

Hayman was interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise show in a live cross to a street in New Plymouth.

Watch the segment here. Continue reading »

Brenton Thornton became the thirteenth contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand on Tuesday 29th May (7.30 pm – 8.30 pm) on TV ONE.

In tonight’s episode the Top Four were in the culinary capital of Asia, Singapore where they had not one but two epic challenges to complete to decide who went through to the sem-final.

Their first challenge took place deep in the heart of old Singapore, in Chinatown.

Arriving there in rickshaws the contestants met special guest, hawker food master K.F. Seetoh. Hawker food is the signature street food of Singapore. Continue reading »

The document NZ On Air: An Evaluative Study from 1989 – 2011 has been researched and written by the well-regarded media academics Paul Norris and Dr Brian Pauling.

The lead author of the report, Paul Norris, says this is a significant study: “This is the first to pull together all of NZ On Air’s activities from the start until the present, and evaluates how well NZ On Air has delivered on its remit.”

New Zealand’s Broadcasting Commission was born with strong legislation and a committed first board which ensured the success of a model not seen elsewhere in the world. Continue reading »

U Presents – V48HOURS 10 of the Best takes you down memory lane as we bring you the all-time, greatest 48HOURS short films ever made.

Now in its 10th year, we’re celebrating the annual filmmaking competition by bringing you the slickest, smoothest and strangest films, all made within the space of 48 furious hours. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 57640 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 47370 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Revenge: 46640 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Modern Family: 25400 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Junior MasterChef Australia: 24790 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 751,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 684,930 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 618,660 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 567,730 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 519,400 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »