Month: October 2009

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Glee’s NZ air date and time slot announced

American critics have hailed the series as one of the best new shows of the season, and audiences agree… Now Glee is hitting New Zealand screens with the season premiere screening on Friday, November 6th at 7:30pm on 3. The brainchild of Ryan Murphy, the creator of Nip/Tuck, Glee is about a group of social...


Naked Samoans reunite for one show only

Critically acclaimed theatre troupe, The Naked Samoans are coming out of retirement for a special one-off performance of their ‘Go Home’ show to raise money for those affected by the recent tsunami in Samoa. The Naked Samoans, which consists of performers David Fane (bro’Town, Outrageous Fortune, Diplomatic Immunity) Robbie Magasiva (Shortland Street, Sione’s Wedding, The...


MediaWorks radio secures top account manager

MediaWorks Radio has hired one of New Zealand’s most accomplished radio Account Managers, Peter Rackley. After nearly 20 years as an Account Manager for The Radio Network, Peter Rackley has been appointed as a Senior Business Development Manager for MediaWorks Radio. Originally an Account Executive at 1251AM (now Classic Hits), Mr Rackley has spent the...


Joan Withers joins TVNZ board

TVNZ is delighted to welcome Joan Withers to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms Withers, who has extensive media experience in both radio and newspapers, replaces Phillip Melchior whose term recently expired. Ms Withers was the Chief Executive Officer of The Radio Network, the largest radio network in the country, until 1997 when she began...


Sky TV expands its programming roles

SKY TV is moving to expand its programming roles as part of a commitment to developing its in-house channel management team. Current Prime Channel Manager Karen Bieleski has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of General Entertainment and Prime, overseeing SKY’s in-house channels Prime, The Box, Vibe and Arts. Prime’s Associate Channel...


Video: Bob McNeil – 20 years with 3 News

Bob McNeil tonight marks 20 years reporting for 3 News. The team at TV3 have put together this hilarious video looking back at some of his more interesting moments. To the king of the stand up, well done and we all look forward to the next 20 years! Watch it here [ad]