Month: May 2009

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Carol Hirschfeld leaving TV3

Executive Producer of Campbell Live, Carol Hirschfeld, is to leave TV3 in August to become Head of Programming for the Maori Television channel. TV3 Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings said he was disappointed to be losing someone of Carol’s calibre, but supported her career desire to strengthen her broadcasting and management skills....

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Jason Gunn’s $7 Million studios

Television personality Jason Gunn and his wife, prominent television producer Janine Morrell-Gunn have announced the opening of their purpose built television production and post production facility in Christchurch. It features two television studio’s, and a control room that is able to broadcast live to national and international networks. With beautifully appointed greenrooms, wardrobe, makeup and...

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Close Up Vs Bridget Saunders

An interesting interview aired last night.  It was former Sunday Star Times gossip columnist Bridget Saunders talking about her time at the paper. Not sure if it is clever editing or real tension, but it makes for interesting viewing.  If you missed it, you can watch it below. Watch it here.

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Sky News goes widescreen

Sky News has gone widescreen. The Australian based news channel broadcasting on Sky channel 90 made the switch in stages over the weekend. The channel also launched new weather graphics. Here are some screen shots of the new look: Sky News Channel is owned by British Sky Broadcasting, Seven Media Group and PBL Media, each...

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MSN and TVNZ strike deal

Online media company MSN and TVNZ have entered a significant content syndication deal that will put TVNZ news, sport and weather on MSN’s local news and entertainment website msn.co.nz from the first week of August. The new arrangement effectively supersedes MSN’s agreement with TV3 and displaces a co-branded website used to serve TV3 video accessed...

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Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell dies

Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell dies

Australian actor Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell has passed away – aged 86 – after battling prostate cancer. Tingwell starred in many TV shows and movies including The Wog Boy, The Castle, Neighbours and The Dish. You can watch a scene from The Castle with Tingwell playing lawyer Mr Hammill QC below: