Most watched

  1. One News: 661,920 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 598,860 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  3. Fair Go: 545,370 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 535,300 (TV2, 8:45pm – 9:15pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 481,580 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

24-jack-bauerSutherland still keen for 24 movie

Kiefer Sutherland has said he is still keen to do a 24 movie. He said recently: “I want to make the 24 movie as long as I can run – and last week I figured out I still could.”

Production begins on new war drama

Production has started on the new Vietnam War drama from Spartacus executive producer Robert Tapert. Airborne is described as a coming-of-age story based around the lives of young helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War. Continue reading »

XFactorNZTV3 has confirmed that The X Factor NZ will kick off on Sunday, April 21 at 7pm with a 90-minute episode.

Sunday’s episode will be followed up by another hour-long episode on Monday night from 7.30pm.

Hosted by Dominic Bowden, with Melanie Blatt, Daniel Bedingfield, Stan Walker and Ruby Frost as the four-strong judging panel, The X Factor NZ is the first local version of the global television phenomenon format put on the map by music mogul Simon Cowell. Continue reading »

wild-life-at-the-zooNZ company Imagination Television has been awarded a major international medal at the New York Film and Television Awards this week.

The production house, which is behind the likes of MasterChef NZ and New Zealand’s Got Talent, picked up a Silver World Medal in the nature/wildlife category for Wild Life at the Zoo – a series they produced for Australia’s ABC network.

Wild Life at the Zoo producer Bettina Hollings commented “The award is a huge honour. It’s wonderful recognition of a production team that strove to create excellence and give a new perspective to this popular genre”. Continue reading »

Blake's 7Classic BBC sci-fi series Blake’s 7 is getting rebooted.

The series, which ran from 1978 to 1981, will make a comeback with 13 new episodes thanks to FremantleMedia and American network Syfy.

New Zealand director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) will direct while Heroes and CSI writer Joe Pokaski will deliver the script.

An official press release says:

A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals – 6 guilty and 1 innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time. Continue reading »

Shortland Street LogoSouth Pacific Pictures, the production company that has bought us Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, Nothing Trivial and Shortland Street has been sold to UK based All3Media.

CEO John Barnett has sold his minority share in the company that he led the management buyout from TVNZ of in 1998 for an undisclosed amount. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Rookie Blue: 38970 (TV2, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  2. NCIS: 38210 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Revenge: 34920 (TV2, 8:45pm – 9:45pm)
  4. NCIS: Los Angeles: 31040 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Fringe: 22860 (TV2, 10:45pm – 11:45pm) Continue reading »

SkySport4A new HD sports channel is coming to Sky thanks to the rebranding of Sky Sport Highlights.

Sky Sport is delighted to announce an increase in live sports events and a wider range of viewing options for subscribers due to an upgrade to Sky’s broadcasting infrastructure. As a result of these changes the current Sky Sport Highlights channel will be rebranded as Sky Sport 4.

The channel will switch to broadcast in HD from Monday April 29 and will offer a mix of live and replayed content, sports news and highlights on SKY Channel 033*.

“We are excited to add a new HD channel to our line up resulting in further value for current Sky Sport subscribers as it gives us the capacity to screen more live HD events such as the V8 Supercars and NRL matches,” said Sky’s Director of Sport Richard Last. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 647,030 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 538,560 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 508,870 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 464,440 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 386,030 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »