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Video: ABC News 24 Launch

Video: ABC News 24 Launch

Here is a video from last nights launch of ABC News 24 in Australia: Thanks to the amazing MorpiumsVideos for this.

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TVNZ’s iPad app imminent

Hard on the heels of the release of iPad into the NZ market, TVNZ will be releasing its iPad app. The iPhone app was released in October 2009 and has been the Number One free news app since it launched last year. Critics have raved about it, one even called it better than CNN’s. TVNZ’s...

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New Zealand’s Next Top Model is back

New Zealand’s Next Top Model is back

In 2009 for the first time ever the Top Model phenomenon hit New Zealand screens. The response to the show was overwhelming, and now – it’s time to do it all again! New Zealand’s Next Top Model returns with a brand new series on Friday, August 6th at 7:30pm on 3. Once more, after an...

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Plunket to host The Nation on TV3

TV3’s weekend current affairs show “The Nation” has a new presenter. Sean Plunket, the host of Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report, will join the programme on August 7. TV3 Political Editor Duncan Garner will continue to conduct political interviews on the programme. Mr Plunket is a 25 year veteran of broadcast journalism and has been...

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Football scores its largest NZ television audience ever

Football has scored its largest NZ television audience ever. Analysis of the FIFA World Cup television ratings show that more than 3 million people or 76% of the population aged over 5 years tuned in to TV ONE to watch the football during the month long tournament. “It was always going to be great football...

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Off the air: TV3 Monday night promo “run its course”

Off the air: TV3 Monday night promo “run its course”

The controversial new TV3 Monday night promotion which has been labelled a “rip off” by some, has been pulled. “After a great response to our Monday night movie promo, the campaign has run its course and won’t be going to air again.” said Mediaworks Director of Marketing and Communications, Roger Beaumont. “Our intention with the...

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X105 song ‘Porirua Gurls’ goes viral and worldwide

X105 song ‘Porirua Gurls’ goes viral and worldwide

A parody song based on hit song performed by pop icons Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg has taken off in its own right. ‘Porirua Gurls’, written and performed by X105 radio announcers Gary Pointon and Jono Manks (aka ‘Manksy’), highlights some the greatest things about Porirua City and its surrounding suburbs and is based on...

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Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story to screen on TV3

Written by Tim Balme (Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons, Brown Brothers), Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story, screening on Wednesday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3, tells the griping true story of the 2002 kidnapping of baby Kahu Durie. No missing persons case in recent New Zealand history gripped the nation more than the kidnapping of...

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Aussie Politics: Stand up for what?

Aussie Politics: Stand up for what?

This is the latest TV advertisement screening in Australia for the Liberal Party. The lyrics are ‘Stand up Australia for real action’. Is it just me or does it sound like they are singing ‘Stand up Australia for re-election?’ Surely the Liberals aren’t campaigning for that.