AlmightyJohnsons20132The return date for The Almighty Johnsons has been set.

As confirmed on Twitter this morning, the third season of the Kiwi series will premiere on TV3 on Thursday, July 4 at 8.30pm.

The Almighty Johnsons features Emmett Skilton, Tim Balme, Dean O’Gorman, Jared Turner and Ben Barrington. Continue reading »

NewGirlMaxGreenfieldNew Girl’s Max Greenfield joins Veronica Mars movie

New Girl’s Max Greenfield has joined the upcoming Veronica Mars movie to reprise his role as Deputy Leo.

MacFarlane to guest on Futurama

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has signed up to appear in an episode of Futurama. MacFarlane will voice Fry’s pet dog Seymour, who previously appeared in an episode back in 2002. Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TV One may look a little different come July.

The TVNZ channel is rebranding its logo next month with the new look being unveiled on Monday the 1st.

skytv_logoIt’s interesting to note that Sky has already taken a hit following the loss of the Premier League broadcast rights to Coliseum Sports Media this week.

Sky’s shares have fallen six percent in the wake of the news.

Will they lose subscribers as well?

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 80830 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 51920 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. NCIS: Los Angeles: 51310 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Modern Family: 33400 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 29140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

premerleagueColiseum Sports Media has obtained the broadcast rights to the English Premier League for the next three seasons.

They will provide streaming access to subscribers while TVNZ will air one game every Sunday afternoon as well as a highlights package every Monday.

The new Premier League Pass website states that all 380 games of the season will be available to be streamed live with 250 available for on demand streaming.

The cost of the season pass is said to be $149.90 for the basic package including live streaming and on demand with a more substantial package priced at $231.90. Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TVNZ has confirmed this afternoon it will air selected Premier League football matches this coming season.

TVNZ has confirmed it is partnering with Coliseum Sports Media to bring TV coverage of football’s Barclays Premier League to Kiwi sports fans.

TV ONE will present a match of the week game every Sunday from the start of the season. The channel will also broadcast an hour long highlights show on Monday nights.

The deal will see Coliseum showing the entire competition online and TVNZ showing selected matches and weekly highlights on air. Broadcast details are still being finalised and will be publicised closer to the time of the season kick-off in coming weeks. Continue reading »

Russell Brand took control of an interview he was doing on American TV this week after the anchors began mocking his accent, calling him the wrong name and talking about him in the third person.

premerleagueUS-based Kiwi entrepreneur Craig Heatley is believed to be the successful bidder for the broadcast rights to the English Premier League.

Heatley’s new digital media company 818 is reported to be the new rights holder after outbidding Sky, who said they are disappointed not to have retained them.

It is understood Heatley has teamed up with another prominent New Zealand businessman to form an alternative online sporting channel.

Heatley is yet to confirm whether his company has acquired the rights but said he will discuss it further when he arrives in New Zealand later this week. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 766,920 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 649,170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 525,380 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Penguins Spy In The Huddle: 433,870 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 410,480 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »