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 ]

A new local television series ‘Bucket Wish’ will premier on Choice TV

Aaron Carotta

This upcoming new series Bucket Wish featuring ‘Adventure Aaron ‘ (NZ cancer survivor)  as he embarks  on a journey through some of New Zealand’s Most Extreme adventures accompanied by two CanTeen Members with wishes to complete their own bucket list. In this 13-episode series, each week  candidates nominate themselves for one of the Bucket Wish [ Read More ]

Dunedin film-maker hopes his documentary ‘Practising Medicine’ will educate Otago medical students

Dr Paul Trotman

Dunedin film-maker Dr Paul Trotman hopes the follow-up to his acclaimed film on the University of Otago’s body bequest programme will help “demystify” the medical profession. His new film, Practising Medicine, follows Otago University medical students who featured in his previous documentary, Donated to Science, through their clinical years in medical school and their first [ Read More ]

TVNZ will be broadcasting live coverage of America’s Cup: World Series

America's Cup World Series

Television New Zealand has confirmed the broadcast plan relating to the America’s Cup World Series round about to get underway in San Francisco. Coverage will be available from TVNZ U Channel beginning this  Friday 24th  August until Monday 27th August; it will also be streamed on-line via demand from tvnz.co.nz The broadcast schedule is as [ Read More ]

A star-studded line-up of NZ celebrities including Dai Henwood and three All Blacks will be on TV3′s Comedy for Cure Kids this Friday

Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego

This year’s  TV3′s Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids will be hosted by comedians Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego with a strong live comedic entertainment  element to it. It will also feature an array of popular New Zealand celebrities and faces, live entertainment and special guest appearances. The Henwood-All Blacks caper will screen alongside [ Read More ]

New science TV series ‘Project Matauranga’ premiers on Maori TV

ocean-mercier

A new science television series ‘Project Matauranga’  will be due to start on Maori Television this month. Growing ginseng in a pine forest is just one of the many Maori innovations to featured in the series. Project Matauranga, which will be presented by Victoria University lecturer Ocean Mercier, is a 13-part series premiering next Tuesday, [ Read More ]

New local wine series will premier on Food TV this month

Thirsty Work is a new show that will uncover some of the unique personalities behind New Zealand’s successful and innovative Wine and Beverage Industry.  The show will be presented by local wine guru and writer Yvonne Lorkin,  The 7 episode series (which debuts on Food TV on Wednesdays from August 15th, 9.30pm) soaks up New [ Read More ]

TV One’s Sunday night local line-up

TV ONE’S Huge Sunday Night Local Line-Up TV One has announced a new Sunday night programme line-up for September that showcases the best of New Zealand content. Two of the hottest new shows will run back to back during primetime, making Sunday night a night of must watch TV. The much anticipated new entertainment event [ 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 ]