BBC knowledge to be launched on SKY TV in March


BBC worldwide will be re-launching New Zealand’s documentary channel as BBC knowledge in March, in a major step forward in the developement in it’s global branded channels business. And also having no less than three channels on SKY TV at this point and time, BBC Knowledge will be joining the BBC family on SKY TV, [ Read More ]

TVNZ has entered into an exclusive partnership with international gaming company Ginx TV

TVNZ has announced that they have formed a exclusive partnership with Ginx Tv, who are a global operator of video gaming channels, for exclusive access to Ginx gaming content for new youth channel U, launching 13 March. Eric Kearley, TVNZ’s Head of Digital Channels and Digital Media, is delighted that U will offer the first [ Read More ]

This week’s top ten shows

Piha Rescue

Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 29th of January 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

“Bring back Sensing Murder”


Fans of the popular show Sensing Murder want it back on their screens and apparently there has been interest from the other side as well. Fans of hit show Sensing Murder want it back on television – and apparently so do the dead people who star in it is a growing movement to bring the [ Read More ]

This week’s top ten shows

Marc Ellis on How the other half lives

Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 7th of Januarary 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is still One news TV ONE, and yet again reality TV shows are dominating the ratings. One programme to watch out for is Shortland Street which [ Read More ]

Ratings show home grown NZ TV is what we want

Road Cops

New Zealanders like watching New Zealanders what a surprise. The most popular programmes of the moment attracting the biggest audiences are home grown kiwi television. The top 10 programmes listed by media research company AGB Nielsen all aired on TV One. The most watched programme for the year was TVNZ’s Cheers to 50 Years, which [ Read More ]

TVNZ launching youth channel and expanding public broadcasting channel


TVNZ will be expanding their public broadcasting channel TVNZ 7 and launch a much needed new commercial free to air youth orientated and targeted channel in march 2011, about time. TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said today the expanded TVNZ 7 channel would add a number of viewer favourites including pre-school children’s programmes from the current [ Read More ]

Petra Bagust and Corin Dann set to be the new Breakfast show host for 2011

Petra Bagust

Petra Bagust and Corin Dann have been confirmed to co-host TV ONE’s Breakfast programme when it returns next year. The announcement was made this morning when the pair joined Pippa Wetzell and Peter Williams on-air during Breakfast’s Christmas Special – the last show for Pippa and final programme of the year. Pippa began co-hosting Breakfast [ Read More ]

Meet the new milky bar kid Hinetaapora


She is the new milky bar kid, and she is fluent in Te reo. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Hinetaapora Short from Rotorua beat out more than 1500 entries to fill the mini-cowboy boots of one of New Zealand’s most well known characters.

Paul Henry’s tell all exclusive with New Idea

Paul Henry's tell all interview in New idea

Former Breakfast host Paul Henry says TVNZ encouraged him to be provocative – but then treated him unreasonably when his on-air comments sparked a public backlash and led to his resignation. Henry, breaking his silence to New Idea magazine, says he was “appalled” that New Zealand officially apologised after he ridiculed the name of senior [ Read More ]