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 ]

Freeview TV launches new channel Choice TV

Freeview has a new TV channel available called Choice TV. If you’ve flicked over to channel 12 on Freeview in recent weeks, you’ll have discovered Choice TV, a new lifestyle and entertainment channel.  To find out what shows are screening check  out  the latest guide on  ChoiceTV and also watch it on Demand. Lee Suckling [ 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 ]

This week’s Top 10 shows

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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 ]

Drama proving to be a positive outlet for one homeless aucklander

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For Shadow a homeless Aucklander who has spent most of his life on the streets. Drama has been a been a positive  and life changing experience. “Shadow”, who says he has forgotten his real name because of years of glue-sniffing, started living on the streets in his early teens because of problems at home with [ Read More ]

The kitchen heats up for NZ Master chef contestants

Jax Hamilton and Anthony McEntee and judge Simon Gault (centre).

Things heated up last night on the latest episode of NZ master chef. The challenge was to cook for 100 vip’s at the launch of Simon Gault Euro Restaurant. The top ten impressed and judges decided to reward them with no one being sent home last night. Which forms the question is there going to [ Read More ]

TVNZ launches “U” Channel – Where facebook and TV meet

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TVNZ launches U, a ground-breaking new channel which integrates online social networking with broadcast content for the first time on New Zealand screens. U is a commercial free-to-air digital channel which features a mix of real life and factual entertainment programming and is aimed at all Kiwis aged 15-24.

Calling all entertainers – Homai Te Pakipaki is back!

Homai

One of Maori Televisions most watched and favourite shows is about to hit our screens once again with a new season. Homai Te Pakipaki gives entertainers, wannabes and anyone willing to leave their inhibitions at the door and let loose on the stage. You are given your fifteen minutes of fame, and a chance to [ Read More ]

TVNZ’s new service brings Television programs to blind audiences starting with Coro Street

TVNZ has launched a new service for vision impaired and blind audiences. Audio Description – the visual equivalent of captioning for hearing impaired audiences – begins on March 1 with episodes of Coronation Street.

Miriama Kamo returns to Sunday

Miriama Kamo

Award winning journalist, Miriama Kamo is the new presenter of TV ONE’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday, which returns in its prime-time slot at the end of the month. Miriama has spent the last six years presenting and reporting on 20/20 and returns to Sunday after working as a reporter on the show between 2002-2005.