Samsung AACTA Awards Nominations Announced

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The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards in 2012. Internationally awarded animator, writer and director Adam Elliot joined actors Alexandra Schepisi, Daniel Henshall and Claudia Karvan at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) to announce the nominees, which confirmed the strength of Australian [ 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 ]

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 ]

Is your cell phone killing you?

Inside New Zealand will screen the documentary Is Your Cell Phone Killing You? this month The documentary explores disturbing research suggesting that our exposure to everyday electromagnetic fields could be hazardous to our health. It examines how we are constantly surrounded by radiation – from cell and cordless phones, wi-fi internet, cell towers, powerlines, and [ Read More ]

Freeview Welcomes Government Digital Switchover-Date Announcement

Environmentally friendly suggestion for freeview? Television viewers in all major New Zealand towns are set to benefit from the Government’s announcement today that digital switchover will take place in 2013. That’s the message from Freeview, the free-to-air digital televison and radio broadcasting platform, which has welcomed the date set by Broadcasting Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman [ Read More ]

TVNZ announces big changes are ahead

After 20 years TVNZ has launched big changes to New Zealand television news and current affairs. TVNZ Head of News, Current Affairs, Sports, Maori and Pacific Anthony Flannery said today the proposed changes involved the introduction of new technology, training to make staff multi-skilled and a reorganisation of news and current affairs gathering processes and [ Read More ]

Top Ten NZTV programmes

The highest rating top ten NZTV programmes as of the 26th of June via Nielson TV Audience Measurement. Programme: Channel: 1. One News TVOne 2. National Bank Country Calendar TVOne 3. Shortland Street TV2 4. Rapid Response TVOne 5. Border Patrol TVOne 6. Wild Vets TVOne 7. Close Up TVOne 8. Sunday TVOne 9. Coronation [ Read More ]

TVNZ apologises for Olympic broadcast glitch during Men's 200m Butterfly Final

TVNZ apologises to viewers who missed the end of the Men’s 200metre Butterfly final in which Kiwi swimmer Moss Burmester was placed fourth. A switching failure at the TVNZ headquarters in Auckland meant that viewers receiving the broadcast via satellite – either through SKY or on Freeview – missed the race Viewers with analogue transmission [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics huge success for TVNZ

The Beijing Olympics has attracted spectacular television audiences with over 2.6 million New Zealanders tuning in to TV ONE’s coverage over the weekend. Since its opening in the early hours of Saturday morning, Beijing 2008 has delivered 29% higher ratings than Athens 2004. “This is an outstanding result,” says TVNZ’s Head of Television Jeff Latch. [ Read More ]

TVNZ on demand to carry US Network shows

TVNZ’s online service, TVNZ ondemand, will now carry hit U.S. network series from Disney-ABC International Television – another New Zealand first for the public broadcaster. TVNZ has signed an agreement with Disney-ABC International Television that will mean New Zealand viewers of TVNZ ondemand will be able to see series like Emmy award-winning show Brothers and [ Read More ]