Month: March 2010

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Kate Lynch leaves TV3 for Close Up

Kate Lynch is leaving 3 News it has been confirmed. TVNZ’s Andi Brotherston made the announcement via Twitter this afternoon. The star reporter signed a contract with TVNZ over the weekend and will finish with TV3 in May. TVNZ said they are rapt to have such a talented reporter joining their team. Lynch has reported...

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Ratings for Q + A vs The Nation

Q+A (9am Sunday) 142,690 The Nation (11am Saturday) 76,600 Source: AGB NMR (Measurement: All people 5+ nationwide – average daily reach = number of people who tuned in across the hour)

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TV3 launches ‘3 News in Chinese’

TV3 has launched “3 News in Chinese” an online extension of 3news.co.nz “This service will allow Chinese people who do not have english as a first language to engage in the national news agenda and secondly provide another flavour of news in China where the media is restricted” says 3news.co.nz chief editor James Murray. “We...

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CNN veteran leaves network

Veteran broadcaster Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN. The network reported that their chief international correspondent will leave in August after 27 years to join ABC News as the host of “This Week”. While at CNN she interviewed some of the most powerful people in world politics including Mohammad Khatami Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac...

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Pics: A first look at “The Nation”

TV3 has given viewers a hint of what to expect from their new show ‘The Nation’ via the shows Facebook page. The show will be presented by Stephen Parker and Duncan Garner from the 3 News studio in Auckland. Here are some of the images posted.

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Nandor Tanczos to blog for TV3’s new environment section

Outspoken ex-Green MP Nandor Tanczos joins the team of TV3 bloggers to write weekly for 3news.co.nz on environmental and ecological issues. Tanczos, a social ecologist and Rastafarian of Hungarian and African descent, has been a businessman and a beggar, a legislator and an outlaw, and is currently a community educator, freelance writer and orator and...

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Andrew Gourdie to host Destroyed in Seconds

Interested in witnessing the awesome force of destruction? Then TV3 has just what you need – Destroyed in Seconds, premiering its damaging first season on Monday, March 22nd at 7:30pm on 3. In each episode of Destroyed in Seconds, 3 News Sports Reporter Andrew Gourdie will bring viewers clip after clip of the most shocking...

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Paul Henry’s return makes immediate impact on Breakfast TV audience

TVNZ’s Breakfast audience has enjoyed an immediate and noticeable boost since Paul Henry came back from holiday on the 1st of March. In the two weeks since Paul’s return, Breakfast has averaged 143,625* viewers every morning. This is a significant gain on the previous fortnight’s average that showed 119,008* people watching every morning. It is...