Grammy Awards

lorde-grammysThe Grammy Awards haven’t screened in New Zealand for a long time but yesterday’s show which saw Lorde pick up two gongs proved that the numbers are there, not only in primetime, but in the middle of the day.

Originally scheduled to screen in the evening on TV One, the live broadcast of the 56th Grammy Awards drew an average audience of 226,400 viewers between 2pm and 5pm for TV2 and 289,310 viewers for the last part of the broadcast from 5pm.  The delayed coverage drew an average audience of 182,040 viewers. Continue reading »

lordeTVNZ has been unable to secure online streaming rights for the Grammys, so instead has decided to broadcast the Awards twice – live on TV2, then again in prime time on TV ONE as originally planned.

Head of Television, Jeff Latch, says the company’s first preference had been to stream the awards live on TVNZ Ondemand, which was the ideal platform for daytime live events. However the attempt to get the rights was not successful, which meant the full television broadcast of the show was originally scheduled in prime time on TV ONE so the maximum number of people would get to see it. Continue reading »

Earlier today we asked TVNZ if they would be screening the Grammy Awards due to the likelihood of Lorde having to make an acceptance speech.  TVNZ confirmed that they would be screening the awards but

12:23PM this copy is embargoed until next Tuesday.

So would appreciate it if you could keep the details  under your hat until then.

I asked for an exemption due to the increasing hype and questions being asked.  I was told:

1:18PM Sorry Regan

I cannot give any exemption as it wouldn’t be fair to other media who are respecting the embargo. But it’s all yours to go with from Tuesday.

I then asked if it was going to be streamed live at all.  I heard no reply.

At 2:45PM I posted some details about the up coming ceremony, including details provided to me from Sky about their red carpet coverage, respecting the TVNZ’s embargo.  Half an hour later, this appears on Stuff: Continue reading »

20140107-morningbriefingThe Mighty Boosh reunite for tour, movie

The cult comedy duo, made up of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, confirmed in an interview with the UK’s Mail On Sunday that they are heading out on a tour of the UK in early 2014, and that will possibly lead to a new movie. “We’ll be working on material that hopefully could make a movie,” Barratt said. “We want to make something great for the fans.” This is the first tour for the Boosh since 2009. The Mighty Boosh’s final season aired in 2007. Continue reading »

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime ShowAmerican network CBS appears to subscribe to the “more is more” school of thought when it comes to Grammy Awards attire.

A hilarious email from CBS (who are broadcasting the awards in the US) has been leaked that urges all female talent attending the awards ceremony to make sure they cover up… or else.

“Thong type costumes are problematic,” the email states, before asking attendees to “please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.”

They also want to see no “puffy bare skin” around the genital region or side boob for that matter. Continue reading »

New details on upcoming Spartacus season

Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has released details on the upcoming second season of the drama. He says that the new run will portray Spartacus and his warriors as a “very dysfunctional family.” He said: “[In] most interpretations of Spartacus, they break out, and it’s like Robin Hood and his merry men. They’re all together and fighting the system. In our season two, they are not getting along. They all have different agendas [and] they all think [the uprising] should be done a different way, which is historically accurate.”

Hammond to host web series

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond will front a new web-only series called Richard Hammond’s Tech Head. The presenter will take an “irreverent look at everything from toasters to tanks” in the new series which will be available free on YouTube.

Prison Break actor offered pilot role

Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller, who played Michael Schofield, is said to have been offered a role in a new ABC pilot called Identity. The pilot will follow a specialist police unit which tackles modern crime such as identity theft.

Awards shows drawing huge audiences

Televised awards shows are proving as popular as ever with the two that took place yesterday drawing huge audiences in the US and UK. The BAFTA Film Awards drew its biggest audience since 2004 in the UK while the Grammys pulled its best audience since 2001 in the US.

 anyone knows if Grammy Awards will be shown on our tv this year?