South Pacific Productions no longer NZ owned

South Pacific Pictures

South Pacific Pictures has an international reputation for producing world-class television and film including Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Sione’s Wedding and Whale rider are now internationally owned. Stuff reports that South Pacific Pictures chief executive John Barnett has sold his stake in the production company to its United Kingdom-based majority shareholder All3Media. Documents filed with [ Read More ]

New Zealand’s first online educational TV programming for babies is now available

Babies First Concepts

Press Release: Quickflix www.quickflix.co.nz 24 August 2012 Family favourite Quickflix launches educational TV programmes for babies Developmental experts and parents alike understand how important it is to actively help babies learn. Giving your baby a range of experiences and information forms the basis of their knowledge about the world. Created in conjunction with childhood specialists, [ Read More ]

NZ film writer gains a spot in the New York Television Festival Finals

Roderick Fransham

Wellington performer and writer Roderick Fransham,  has gained a spot in the finals of the New York Television Festival’s competition to produce a TV series. He entered his sketch comedy show, Happy Darling, in the festival’s Independent Pilot Competition.   Happy Darling  is a subtle but high energy show that features a combination of comedy, [ Read More ]

DNTV2 Otago's first television station celebrates it's 50 years

DNTV2 Otago’s first television station will celebrate it’s 50 year anniversary this week. The first magical night of television in Otago, half a century ago, has had an enduring and powerful legacy. Bruce Munro talks to those who did the seemingly impossible then and those who are continuing to make it happen today. Staff at [ Read More ]

TVNZ announces its 2012 new season of shows

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TVNZ has announced its new season of programming. The line-up includes all the biggest returning series as well as local dramas and international blockbuster movies. Top picks for TV1 include a brand news series of Absolutely Fabulous and our own Sam Neill starring in a new drama called Alcatraz revolving around America’s most infamous prison, [ Read More ]

Top 10 TV programmes September 2011

The William Webb Ellis Trophy 1/12/2008

Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 25th September 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is still One news TV ONE, with a mixture of New Zealand drama and current affairs in the other top spots and RWC coverage making it into [ Read More ]

This week’s Top 10 shows

foodtruck

Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 18th July 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is Shortland Street, with News programmes dominating the remainder, and interestingly The Food Truck is currently rating fourth – a reality TV programme looking at the challenge of making [ Read More ]

TVNZ ANNOUNCE RWC 2011 COMMENTARY

RWC

TVNZ is has announced its plans for its Rugby World Cup coverage. The state broadcaster announced its commentary, presenting and news team today and they are clearly nicely placed to win the ratings war that is about to explode around the tournament. With Sky Television, Maori Television and TV3 all having rights to the tournament [ Read More ]

Strongman Tragedy documentary – calls for involvement

Strongman

Journey into Darkness – The Strongman Tragedy, a documentary currently in production about  the Strongman Mine explosion that claimed the lives of 19 men, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. The 90 minute telefeature is being produced for TV3 by Paula McTaggart from A Bigger Picture Ltd in association with Gaylene Preston Productions, with funding [ Read More ]

TVNZ announce programme schedule for new channel Kidzone24

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TVNZ Kidzone24 will feature trusted educational and inspiring content for pre-school children in an advertising-free environment. TVNZ Kidzone24 will air 24 hours a day on the SKY platform from 1 May. Chief Executive Rick Ellis is delighted that SKY has made it possible for TVNZ to extend the popular Kidzone brand beyond the two hours [ Read More ]