Staff Picks: Catfish kicks off on MTV


New Series Premiere
MTV – Wednesdays from 20 February, 10.00pm

Cat•fish [kat-fish] noun — a person who pretends to be someone they’re not, using social media to create a false identity, particularly to pursue deceitful online romances.

Catfish brings together couples who’ve interacted solely through LCD screens.

Over the course of months they’ve supposedly fallen in love – but what will happen when they meet in real life for the first time?

With the guidance and help of Nev Schulman, the star of the original Catfish documentary, in each episode, a hopeful romantic partner will go on an emotional trip to discover the truth about their significant other.

Catfish Movie Trailer:

Hot off the satellite: Brit Awards 2013 on UKTV

One Direction

Special Event
UKTV – Thursday 21 February, 1.15pm (Encores, 7.30pm)

The BRIT Awards ceremony is the most anticipated night of the British music industry calendar. Established in 1977, the awards are now an annual glittering, champagne-fuelled, star-studded evening featuring live performances and unique collaborations from some of the biggest artists in the business.

Express from the UK, the ceremony will be hosted by James Corden and feature live performances from Robbie Williams, One Direction, Muse, Emeli Sande and Mumford and Sons.

Mastercard British Album Of The Year

Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
Mumford & Sons – ‘Babel’
Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
Plan B – ‘iLL Manors’
Paloma Faith – ‘Fall To Grace’

Best British Single with Capital FM

Adele – ‘Skyfall’
Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
Coldplay & Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’
Florence & The Machine – ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
Jessie J – ‘Domino’
Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’
Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’
Rudimental Feat. John Newman – ‘Feel The Love’
Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’

Best Live Act

The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines
Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist

Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Ben Howard
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Female Solo Artist

Bat For Lashes
Amy Winehouse
Emeli Sande
Paloma Faith
Jessie Ware

British Group

One Direction
Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough

Jessie Ware
Jake Bugg
Rita Ora
Ben Howard

International Group

Alabama Shakes
The Script
The Killers
The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

Taylor Swift
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey

British Producer Of The Year

Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

Critics Choice

Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award

War Child

Rob Harley investigates the death of Trent Keegan on TVNZ Heartland


Channel Premiere
TVNZ HEARTLAND – Sunday 17 February, 7.30pm

Documentary maker Rob Harley investigates the death of Trent Keegan, an adventurous Kiwi freelance photographer, who was found murdered in a ditch in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2008.

Just before he died, Trent had been on a photo assignment in Northern Tanzania, covering a land dispute between a safari company and Masai tribe’s people.

Trent’s laptop and camera were stolen when he was murdered, but the robbers left his bulging wallet and passport on his body.

Rob Harley sets out to investigate. He travels deep into to the wild safari lands of East Africa and into one of the world’s toughest prisons, looking for clues into Trent’s death.

With no suspects in custody, Trent’s family were desperate for answers and the documentary makers managed to force a major break in an International murder mystery during the course of filming.

New Wednesday night timeslot for Media3


Media3 is back for 2013 with a new Wednesday night timeslot, launching February 20 at 11pm on TV3, repeated on Saturdays at 10.30am.

Hosted by Russell Brown and produced by Phil Wallington, Media3 is a lively, intelligent discussion about media matters with the people who produce media in New Zealand – and the people who find themselves the subject of media stories.

Russell Brown says today’s media landscape means the show couldn’t be more relevant.

“This is a year of change for both TV current affairs and the news media in general,” he says. “It seems inevitable, for example, that both the major newspaper chains will move to a ‘paywall’ model for access – indeed, Herald editor Shayne Currie first confirmed that plan on Media3 in 2012.

“It’s also the year that analogue TV broadcasts end – and I think there are some serious questions to be answered around government policy there. There is plenty for us to get out teeth into.”

“The new timeslot, adjacent to the news, is a vindication of what we’ve been doing. It puts us in the midst of the media week – and being on at night will also give us some more flexibility around the content of the show. Things might get lively!”

Media3 is also supported by NZ On Air.

7 Days team wish Jesse Mulligan bad luck in new venture


At the beginning of this year it was announced Jesse Mulligan would be leaving 7 Days to pursue another project.

The 7 Days team would like to wish Jesse bad luck in his new venture and sincerely hope that any new programme he appears on isn’t that good.

Throughout his time on 7 Days Jesse had been successful and great to work with, but the producers and cast of 7 Days hope he brings none of this to new projects and that things go very badly.

7 Days host Jeremy Corbett said “It isn’t that nobody liked Jesse, it’s really only sour grapes. I want his new show to sink like a turd.”

Fellow panellist, Paul Ego said “If Jesse’s show doesn’t go too well, everyone will be really sympathetic to his face but secretly pleased.”

Many of the comedians who worked on 7 Days with Mulligan are already writing texts to send Jesse after his first appearance. “Great show bro, we should catch up for a beer sometime”, is already saved in the Drafts folder of Dai’s new Nexus 4 phone. But it is not expected that Henwood will ever catch up for a beer with Jesse. Ever. Not even once.

7 Days producer Jon Bridges claimed that Jesse’s role at 7 Days has been filled by Jayden Philips, a year 11 student at Westlake Boys who will work part-time.

– MediaWorks