Details of TVNZ 7 switch off released

Information on channel changes as follows:

Transmission of TVNZ 7 will cease at midnight on the evening of Saturday June 30.

The TVNZ 7 website will close at the same time, but the TVNZ 7 Learning Hub website and resources will continue to be available online until 2013.

The current commissioned series hosted by Tim Wilson – The Big Idea – will be available on TVNZ Ondemand following the closure of the channel.

On the morning of Sunday July 1, 2012, at 7am a new channel – TV ONE plus 1 – will begin broadcasting on the same frequency. On Electronic Programme Guides it will be available at position 7 on Freeview, and 081 on SKY and TelstraClear. The channel will also be available on the soon-to-be launched Igloo platform.

Because the new channel is a replica of TV ONE, broadcast one hour later, there will be no separate listings for it in print media.

TV ONE plus 1 will be a single national feed, and will carry the same advertising first seen on the TV ONE regional version watched by Auckland viewers. Advertisements initially screened on TV ONE in other regions will not be rebroadcast.

– TVNZ

Eastenders theme to feature in Olympics opening ceremony – report

THE UK’s Sun newspaper has revealed what they say is the musical playlist that will accompany the London Olympic opening ceremony in July.

The event directed by Danny Boyle, is said to have a “very British” feel to it and the songs that have made the list reflect that.

From London Calling by The Clash and Wonderwall by Oasis through to a rendition of the Eastenders theme song, the event is set to feature a wide variety of music.

If you think you don’t know the tune, then I bet you’ll remember it when you hear it:

The full playlist:

Captain Algernon Drummond/William Johnson Cory – ‘Eton Boating Song’
Elgar/AC Benson – ‘Land of Hope and Glory’
The Jam – ‘Going Underground’
Muse – ‘Map of the Problematique’
Big Ben Chimes
Sex Pistols – ‘God Save the Queen’
The Clash – ‘London Calling’
Simon May – EastEnders Theme
The Shipping Forecast
Sir Hubert Parry/William Blake – ‘Jerusalem’
Elgar – ‘Nimrod’
Handel – ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’
Eric Coates – ‘Dambusters March’
Handel – ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’
Monty Norman – James Bond Theme
Mike Oldfield – ‘Tubular Bells’
Mike Oldfield – ‘In Dulci Jubilo’
Vangelis – ‘Chariots of Fire’
BBC News 1954
Arthur Wood – The Archers Theme
Winifred Atwell – ‘Black and White Rag’
Sugababes – ‘Push the Button’
OMD – ‘Enola Gay’
David Rose – ‘The Stripper’
Lionel Bart – ‘Food Glorious Food’
Irwin Kostal, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman – ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘When I Was a Youngster’
Eric Clapton – ‘Wonderful Tonight’
Colin Tully – Gregory’s Girl Theme
William Pitt – ‘City Lights’
The Who – ‘My Generation’
The Rolling Stones – ‘Satisfaction’
Millie Small – ‘My Boy Lollipop’
The Kinks – ‘All Day and All of the Night’
The Beatles – ‘She Loves You’
Mud – ‘Tiger Feet’
Led Zeppelin – ‘Trampled Under Foot’
The Specials – ‘A Message to You Rudy’
David Bowie – ‘Starman’
Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Sex Pistols – ‘Pretty Vacant’
Duran Duran – ‘The Reflex’
New Order – ‘Blue Monday’
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – ‘Relax’
Soul II Soul – ‘Back To Life’
Happy Mondays – ‘Step On’
Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
The Verve – ‘Bittersweet Symphony’
Prodigy – ‘Firestarter’
Underworld – ‘Born Slippy’
Jaan Kenbrovin, John William Kellette – ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’
Blur – ‘Song 2’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Bonkers’
Tigerstyle – ‘Nacnha Onda Nei’ (contains Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’, Queen & David Bowie – ‘Under Pressure’ and Ilaiyaraaja – ‘Naanthaan Ungappanda’)
Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – ‘Valerie’
Radiohead – ‘Creep’
Muse – ‘Uprising’
Kano & Mikey J – ‘Random Antics’
Tinie Tempah – ‘Pass Out’
MIA – ‘Paper Planes’
Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida’
The Chemical Brothers – ‘Galvanize’
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’
Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Predict a Riot’
Roll Deep – ‘Shake a Leg’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Oasis – ‘The Hindu Times’
Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’
Emeli Sande – ‘Heaven’
William Monk/Henry Francis – ‘Abide With Me’
Pink Floyd – ‘Eclipse’
The Beatles – ‘The End’
The Beatles – ‘Hey Jude’
David Bowie – ‘Heroes’
Eric Spear – Coronation Street Theme
Ron Grainer – Doctor Who Theme
John Philip Sousa – Monty Python Theme/’The Liberty Bell’
David Bowie – ‘Absolute Beginners’