Month: October 2010

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Say goodbye to C4 and hello to FOUR

Say goodbye to C4 and hello to FOUR

MediaWorks TV channel C4 is to be re-launched as a mainstream entertainment channel known as FOUR. The channel is to adjust its target audience to 18-49 year olds (currently 15-39) and become broader in its appeal, with programming which attracts a wider, and more mature audience. TV3, which has a current target audience of 18-49,...

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Video: Identical ads

Video: Identical ads

I was listening to an American radio station over the weekend and heard a jingle for Safelite that sounded rather familiar. So I did some research and discovered that it is not only the jingle that Safelite and Smith & Smith have in common. Their TV commercials match each other shot for shot. Is this...

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Britomart freezes at rush hour

Britomart freezes at rush hour

Stunned Auckland commuters looked on, as over one hundred people froze in place outside Britomart in downtown Auckland this evening. As commuters made their way home, they suddenly found themselves frozen in time, as participants in The Hearing House Freeze stopped still at 5pm. The event, termed a flash mob, was held in support of...

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Home and Away actor among faces in TV One’s Sunday Theatre

The Black Balloon This week’s Sunday Theatre (8.30pm TV ONE) This week’s Sunday Theatre (8.30pm TV ONE) stars Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine), Rhys Wakefield (Home and Away), and Kiwi actor Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters) in a heart-warming drama about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family. Oscar-nominated actress...

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New George FM website launched

MediaWorks Interactive has today launched the new georgefm.co.nz. Having acquired the station last year, it has been the intention for MediaWorks to redevelop the George FM website and now that plan is live. The new website launch follows the radio station recently being up-powered on the new 96.6 FM Auckland frequency. Georgefm.co.nz is looking to...

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Statement from TVNZ: Apology Accepted by Governor General

TVNZ’s chairman, Sir John Anderson, and Chief Executive, Rick Ellis, today confirmed that the Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand, has very graciously accepted the apology they offered to him in person regarding Paul Henry’s remarks. The apology was presented and accepted at a meeting at Government House in Auckland. They will not be making any...

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Veitch returns to Radio Sport breakfast

Radio Sport will roll out a number of changes in the new year, including the re-introduction of Tony Veitch in its popular breakfast slot. “D’Arcy Waldegrave will be moving from breakfast to the late-afternoon drivetime programme, and this provides an opportunity for Tony to host the show after nearly a year of sports-news presenting and...