Month: August 2009

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More FM Auckland’s new breakfast line up

Auckland’s More FM is launching a new breakfast show this week. Jeremy Corbett, host of the show for the last 16 years, is joined by afternoon hosts Joe Cotton and Jesse Mulligan. Jeremy, Jesse and Joe will be the new force in Auckland breakfast radio. Programme Director Rodger Clamp says: ‘I’m excited to have Jeremy...

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Prime on Freeview from today

Freeview Limited and SKY Television announce that an agreement has been reached regarding Prime Television being made available on Freeview satellite and Freeview |HD platforms from Monday 17th August, 2009. Having launched a little over two years ago, the availability of Prime on Freeview now brings the total number of channels to 13 on Freeview...

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Family Guy’s ‘Stewie’ is gay

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has outed the baby of the Griffin family. In an interview with Playboy Magazine MacFarlane said that Stewie would ultimately be “gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual”. The full interview is in the September issue of Playboy (read it for the articles). [ad]

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Wendy Petrie pregnant

ONE News Anchor, Wendy Petrie is 3 months pregnant with her third child. Her baby is due in February and she plans to take 3 months maternity leave before returning to work. “I’m delighted for Wendy and Ross as is everyone at TVNZ and we wish her the very best with the pregnancy”, says TVNZ’s...

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News in Te Reo Maori begins broadcasting in the Pacific tonight

For the first time TVNZ’s flagship Māori daily news programme, Te Karere will be beamed out to the Pacific via satellite. This is part of an ongoing strategy to provide relevant and interesting content for our Pacific Service broadcasters. Te Karere is one of our longest standing Māori news programmes in Te Reo Māori. This...

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Record amount raised by Dancing with the Stars

Provisional amounts have shown that $433,053.81 was raised for charity this year in TV ONE’s hit show Dancing With The Stars. Dancing With The Stars winner Tamati Coffey’s chosen charity, Rainbow Youth, will receive a record amount from the series, $259,990.79. UpsideDowns Education Trust, the charity represented by 2009 series runner-up Barbara Kendall, will receive...

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‘Beached As’ whale gets own TV show

‘Beached As’ whale gets own TV show

ABC Australia is bringing the Beached As whale to TV. The 11 part digital animation series will appear on the ABC website on Thursday 20th August followed by broadcasts on ABC2 in Australia. There has been no word yet on any New Zealand screenings of the series. Watch the famous clip below: [ad]

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Paul Holmes’ mother dies

TVNZ have announced that Chrissy Hobson, the mother of broadcaster Paul Holmes has died. “All kiwis are probably aware of the very, very special bond Paul had with his mother Chrissy and we pass on our most sincere condolences to the entire Holmes family at this time.” Paul told TVNZ she died suddenly but peacefully...