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The aftermath of the auction. Continue reading »

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Perhaps the fortunes of TV3’s 3rd Degree have turned around and audiences have finally warmed to the combination of Duncan Garner and Samantha Hayes after last week saw a jump to an average audience of 232,140 viewers.  This was the fourth highest rating episode of the series to date and well above the average of 190,422 for 2013.

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This week, a case has entered the US Supreme Court that sees tech startup Aereo being challenged over whether their streaming content service is legal or if it breaches the rights of broadcasters. Winning this case is likely to have a significant impact on free-to-air networks and their licensing agreements if carriers who are currently paying can effectively bypass them as well as other implications for cloud based services.

Have a listen to this podcast from Deadline:

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 48600 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Step Dave: 42030 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. NCIS: 41750 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Women Behind Bars Life & Death: 36920 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:45pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 34440 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

How many people have been waiting for this news? On May 6th, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart returns to Comedy Central, 9 hours after airing in the US.


I saw this tweet from the lovely Fern Sutherland yesterday

and then this press release arrived shortly afterwards.

South Pacific Pictures starts production this week on a brand new murder mystery series, The Brokenwood Mysteries. Continue reading »