New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 9:34 am Press Release: Screen Directors Guild This press release discusses the  concerns over the New Zealand’s Screen Directors Guild (SDGNZ) regarding misinformation about the Film and Television Awards. In 2005, as a service to the screen industry, the SDGNZ decided to run the film and television awards after several years [ Read More ]

TVNZ Heartland highlights – week 5 2012

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Upcoming programmes and films not to miss on TVNZ heartland… Hidden in the Numbers, Sunday January 29th, 7:30pm Three-part series Hidden In The Numbers that looks at what statistics tell us about ourselves. Presented by comedian Te Radar, the series uses the NZ Census and other statistical information to document the changing face of New Zealand culture [ 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

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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

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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 ]

TVNZ ANNOUNCE RWC 2011 COMMENTARY

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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 ]

TVNZ 7 LAUNCHES NEW LOCAL SERIES ‘RAISING CHILDREN IN NEW ZEALAND’

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TVNZ 7’s launches a new local show – Raising Children In New Zealand – about parenting children from birth to age three. The ground-breaking series is based on research that confirms the crucial importance of the first three years, will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Kiwi parents and caregivers by combining the knowledge and expertise of [ 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 ]

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.

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.