Samsung-ES8000Samsung Electronics New Zealand today announced exciting additions to its full suite of on-demand internet TV streaming applications that are available on Samsung smart TV’s, cementing Samsung’s leadership position in providing more content than any other smart TV on the market.

Among the new line up of content applications Samsung is delivering direct to its smart TVs is Netflix, PGA Tour and an all new TVNZ OnDemand app. PGA Tour and the new TVNZ OnDemand apps are exclusive to Samsung smart TVs.

Mike Cornwell, head of marketing at Samsung New Zealand, says as the number one seller of smart TVs in New Zealand Samsung has focused on developing relationships with providers to deliver great content to its smart TV customers. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Missing: 57300 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  2. In The Club: 32610 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  3. 2 Broke Girls: 28350 (TV2, 9:05pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Gotham: 28110 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Still Open All Hours: 25130 (Jones!, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

TV3 will be happy to see the 23% lift in ratings from last Sunday’s X Factor NZ to an average audience of 314,870 viewers, making it the second highest for a Sunday so far this season.

TV One, on the other hand, suffered its lowest Sunday night average audience for Our First Home since the season began with a low of 272,030 viewers, equating to a 49% loss of audience from the lead in provided by Sunday.


Most watched

  1. One News: 687,210 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 533,410 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The X Factor: 314,870 (TV3, 7:00pm – 9:10pm)
  4. Our First Home: 272,030 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 264,680 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Had it not been the culmination of news interest on Monday night last week, thanks to Cyclone Pam and Natalia Kills, Campbell Live’s average audience could have been down more than the 8% that it was. Ending the week with 190,254 viewers per night, the numbers are just looking grimm.

Seven Sharp on the other hand grew its average audience for TV One by 11% to 450,930 viewers per night.

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Netflix_LogoNetflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), announced pricing today for film and TV fans in New Zealand, as the the world’s leading Internet TV network gears up for launch.

Netflix monthly pricing options include:
Single-stream standard definition plan for NZ $9.99
Two-stream high-definition plan for NZ $12.99
Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition “family” plan for NZ $15.99

A free, one-month trial of Netflix will be available to all new members signing up at

Starting Tuesday, members can catch up on seasons one and two of the critically-acclaimed series Orange is the New Black. Season three will premiere June 12 exclusively on Netflix.
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XFNZ_live_22Mar15_007One thing I noticed during last night’s X Factor NZ was that while Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s has obvious experience on TV talent shows and could provide some insightful critique, Shelton Woolright seemed out of his depth and offered very little of anything other than pats on the back and clapping. As Jule Scherer from Fairfax put it:

Shelton on the other side was a complete dark horse which turned into a bit of a show pony tonight. Like a seal he clapped to every act and told at least four contestants that they will have an excellent future in the recording industry. Yep, all of them.

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