Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: 23960 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 22750 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Private Practice: 18240 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Beyond The Darklands: 18200 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 15430 (TV ONE, 4:45pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

This coming weekend marks a significant milestone in the conversion of the nation’s television broadcast signals from analogue to digital.  The analogue transmitters of all major broadcasters will be shut down in Hawke’s Bay and on the West Coast in the early morning of Sunday, 30 September. These will be the first regions of the country to have migrated to a fully digital television environment.

Industry and the Government have cooperated to provide an extensive programme of engagement and information to all consumers in those regions, including radio and television ads, direct mail, retail point of sale advertising, door to door discussions, group meetings and online and print advertising.  Continue reading »

Charlotte Bellis: Weekend News Anchor for Prime News – First at 5.30

Why did you decide to go into the field of broadcast journalism?
I went into broadcast journalism because the industry gives you a mix of skills to be proud of. You’re honing social skills, helping people, pushing yourself to reach high standards ethically and creatively, then backing yourself in the delivery.

What’s the most challenging news story you’ve ever worked on/been faced with?
The February 22nd earthquake. The biggest challenge was separating my personal angst having all my family and friends in Christchurch with my duties as a journalist.  Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 725,790 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Patrol: 704,220 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 644,850 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 640,760 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 541,760 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

This kinda creeps me out.  After playing sister and psychotic killer brother on Shortland Street, Laura Hill and Shane Cortese have now been cast as lovers on TV One’s Nothing Trivial.

Over the past week or so a couple of old TV sitcoms have staged reunions to bring their casts back together, if only for a day.

Last weekend Full House celebrated its 25th anniversary and the majority of the cast came together to celebrate the milestone.

The show ran for eight season between 1987 and 1995 and featured the likes of Bob Saget, John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (who both missed the reunion). Continue reading »

Fey describes Ryan Lochte’s role on 30 Rock

Tina Fey has dropped a few hints regarding US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s upcoming cameo on 30 Rock. Fey said on the Emmy’s red carpet: “He played – if I may use this term on television – a sex idiot. He was good at it!.”

Abrams working on new drama pilot

JJ Abrams and director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter) have teamed up for a new drama pilot for the NBC network. The drama centres on a girl with a gift or powers which are to come to fruition in seven years’ time and a man who is tasked with keeping her safe from those who want to do her harm. Continue reading »

Shortland Street and the Starship Foundation are offering viewers a chance to have a walk on role on the kiwi soap.

A TradeMe auction is currently underway where the highest bidder will be given the opportunity to feature in a scene on the show.

South Pacific Pictures has donated the experience to the Starship Spring Clean, with all proceeds from the auction benefiting the kids at Starship. Continue reading »

The 64th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards have delivered TV3 a big win with Homeland, which they’re fast-tracking to air only hours after the USA, picked up the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series, both the Best Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series titles as well as the top award for Writing For A Drama Series.  TV3′s Modern Family also picked up four Comedy Awards including Outstanding Comedy Series.

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