Month: February 2011

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TVNZ to observe two minutes of silence on air and online

TVNZ will observe 2 minutes of silence to pay tribute to the victims of Canterbury’s earthquake tomorrow as suggested by Prime Minister, John Key. All channels will screen appropriate video images of the earthquake which will air consistently and in silence on TV ONE, TV2, TVNZ 7 and Heartland between 12:51 – 12:53pm tomorrow. Website,...

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One million dollars of airtime available for quake fundraising

TVNZ is making more than 1 million dollars of airtime available free of charge to support New Zealanders’ efforts in fundraising for the Canterbury earthquake. By later this week a daily 3-minute segment called “The Road to Recovery” will go to air during ‘Breakfast’ and again during ‘Close Up’. It will feature many of the...

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TVNZ to launch service for vision impaired and blind audiences

TVNZ to launch service for vision impaired and blind audiences

TVNZ’s new service brings Coronation St to blind audiences. TVNZ is about to launch a new service for vision impaired and blind audiences. Audio Description – the visual equivalent of captioning for hearing impaired audiences – begins on March 1 with episodes of Coronation Street. Audio description is an optional additional narrative, spoken by a...

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TVNZ 7 relaunches tomorrow

TVNZ re-launches its public service channel TVNZ 7 tomorrow, offering one destination for advertising-free programming. TVNZ Head of Digital Channels Eric Kearley said the expanded TVNZ 7 incorporates some of the best programming from TVNZ 6, which ceases broadcast on the same day. “The expanded TVNZ 7 will continue to offer programmes that are often...

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ONE News video second most popular worldwide on YouTube

ONE News video second most popular worldwide on YouTube

Overseas interest in the quake appears to be high. Youtube has advised TVNZ that a 6” minute edited compilation of footage posted by ONE News was the second most hit video worldwide yesterday – it received 1.1 million views.

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Details of Christchurch quake media coverage

Feb 28 ONE News will be on-air this afternoon between 4-7pm. Scotty Morrison will kick of the extended coverage with Te Karere at 4pm, Renee Wright will present the half hour 4:30pm bulletin followed by Wendy Petrie hosting a One News special between 5-6pm which will take in live coverage of the Civil Defence briefing...

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Larry King says CNN ‘may have oversold’ Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan “may have been oversold” to the American public says broadcaster Larry King. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 King said that it wasn’t Morgan’s style to start quietly. “One of the problems they (CNN) did was to oversell it. They said he was going to be dangerous, he was going to be...

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Miriama Kamo stays in NZ for Sunday role

Award winning journalist, Miriama Kamo is the new presenter of TV ONE’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday, which returns in its prime-time slot at the end of the month. Miriama has spent the last six years presenting and reporting on 20/20 and returns to Sunday after working as a reporter on the show between 2002-2005....