Month: March 2010

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Monthly TV News Audience – February 2010

NZI Business 31,510 ASB Business 9,710 Breakfast 118,780 Sunrise 23,010 ONE News Midday 103,760 3 News at Twelve 32,640 ONE News 500,920 3 News 305,540 Close Up 417,580 Campbell Live 221,680 Tonight 192,720 Nightline 171,640 Source: AGB NMR (Measurement: All people 5 years and over – average audience nationwide)

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Pacific TV “Goes Live” courtesy of TVNZ and Air New Zealand

Pacific nations are benefiting from broadcast technology and equipment donated by TVNZ and carried to the Islands by Air New Zealand. TV stations in Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands have been donated TVNZ’s live broadcasting kits, which the broadcaster has recently replaced as a result of the migration to digital television. Air New Zealand...

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TVNZ to launch channel exclusive to Sky

TVNZ and SKY will launch a new TV channel on the pay operator’s platform in June. The new channel, named TVNZ Heartland, will be New Zealand’s first channel with 100% local content and will be available to all subscribers to the SKY basic package. Chief Executive Rick Ellis said TVNZ Heartland would be a showcase...

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PRIME’s coverage of Olympics increases audience share

Over 2.3 million kiwis viewed the Winter Olympics on PRIME – the Opening Ceremony alone reached an audience of more than 500,000 (all 5+) with the Closing Ceremony being viewed LIVE by over a quarter of million people. The most popular events were Figure Skating which peaked with 20% of the audience (over 200,000 people),...

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More New Zealanders tune in to Campbell Live than Close Up in February – TV3

More New Zealanders turned to Campbell Live than rival Close Up during the month of February, showing that TV3 is where they prefer to be at 7pm. Cumulative figures show that a total of 2,160,100 people watched Campbell Live in February, compared to Close Up which drew in a smaller audience of 2,142, 400 viewers....

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Popular British TV presenter found dead

Popular British TV presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead at his London home in what are being described as ‘unexplained circumstances’ according to police. Digby appeared on a variety of shows including To Buy or Not to Buy, That Gay Show and GMTV. – Dan News

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New MediaWorks management: Paris to take over from Audsley

MediaWorks NZ Limited today announced a new management structure. Sussan Turner, the CEO of MediaWorks Radio, is appointed to the position of Group Managing Director, assuming control of the Group which includes TV3, C4, ten radio networks and brands and the Company’s VOD and on-line business. Sussan Turner is replaced as CEO of the Company’s...