Month: September 2009

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Fair Go Ad Award Winners 2009

The TV ads for Telecom XT have been voted the worst ads of the year by television viewers in the 2009 Fair Go Ad Awards. Telecom’s new digital XT mobile network was launched by British celebrity, Richard Hammond mid-year in one of the biggest multi-media advertising campaigns we’ve seen in recent years. Feedback into Fair...

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VIDEO: International coverage of tsunami madness

VIDEO: International coverage of tsunami madness

Here are some highlights of the international coverage of today’s tsunami and earthquake. As you would expect, the best bits come from Fox News. Auckland is our capital? And what does Shepherd Smith call the Samoan official he interviews on the phone? [ad]

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Small profit for TVNZ

Television New Zealand today reported an after tax profit for the financial year to 30 June 2009 of $2.1 million. The figure represents a drop of 89% on the previous 12 month period. TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis said today that the company would be paying the shareholder a dividend of $1.47 million. Mr Ellis...

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Fair Go Ad Award finalists – 5 Best & Worst

The finalists in the Fair Go Ad Awards have been announced just ahead of the top rating programme going to air. Almost 750,000 people watched the show last year making it the second highest rating programme of 2008 just behind Dancing with the Stars. “The response we’ve had from viewers on our message board, webpage...

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Half hour updates of tsunami on TV One

The TVNZ newsroom is doing half hourly updates tracking the Tsunami as it moves across the pacific from the earthquake epicentre off Samoa throughout the day. The news bulletins will continue every 30 minutes and provide evacuation updates, Civil Defence advisories and reports of the earthquake and Tsunami’s impact as they filter in. Extensive coverage...

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New TAB TV channel to be launched

The New Zealand Racing Board will launch a new TV channel in time for the summer racing season, with the working title “TAB TV”, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Brown said today. “Our decision to launch TAB TV is a direct response to customer demand and will help grow revenues for the three racing codes –...

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Baby boy for Corin and Lotta Dann

TVNZ’s Business Editor, Corin Dann and his wife Lotta have announced the arrival of their third son. Jakob Rusell Dann was born at 11:50pm last night weighing in at 4.1 kilograms (nine pounds). Both mother and baby are doing well. NZI Business will be presented by economics journalist, Nadine Chalmers-Ross while Corin is on paternity...

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Sir Howard tribute to screen on TV One tomorrow

‘To Sir with Love’, the tribute programme honouring Sir Howard Morrison will screen tomorrow night at 8:30pm on TV ONE. The 90 minute show, commissioned by TVNZ last year, was hosted by Pio Terei and staged at the Civic Theatre in Sir Howard’s hometown of Rotorua. To Sir with Love features highlights of Sir Howard’s...