Tag: MediaWorks

Love Island NZ is Three betting its house on epic reality TV

Love Island has smashed streaming records all over the world and Three’s purchase of the global rights, along with pricey a local franchise, will complete a radical transformation of the channel.

Our breakfast shows are back and the banter is weirder than ever

Alex Casey woke up at 6am this morning to flick between the first episode for 2019 of both The AM Show and Breakfast. Here are some of the highlights.

MediaWorks in 2018: is the toughest kid in the media finally going to be released from private equity prison?

The home of Three and radio stations like The Edge has been owned by private equity for 10 years now. Duncan Greive talks to anonymous executives to find out whether it might be close to getting an owner that really wants it.

Mike McRoberts, Matilda Rice, and a lot of dead fish: What’s coming to Mediaworks 2019

Mediaworks launched their 2019 slate today. Sam Brooks has the lowdown on what you should be watching (and voting) for.

The data does lie: how Facebook’s fake video stats smashed NZ journalism

A lawsuit has revealed Facebook inflated its video statistics for years, inspiring the 'pivot to video' which decimated journalism. Duncan Greive looks at its impact on New Zealand.

Pilot Week: The Verdict

Three's Pilot Week is done – but how good were the pilots, and which ones should get commissioned? Sam Brooks reviews.

StuffMe is dead. Does StuffMediaworks make any sense?

Stuff-Me is dead, with the merger between media companies Stuff and NZME once again denied by the courts. A different combination now looms large as a possibility, but would it work? 

Comedy Pilot Week is upon us. Here’s what you need to know

Three's Comedy Pilot Week starts this Sunday night on Three - but what is this newfangled thing?

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV tonight at 10.45 on Three

Because it's suffrage week, we've got ourselves a right lady-fest on The Spinoff TV tonight. 

Bow down to the retirement village queens of Gogglebox NZ

Gogglebox NZ takes a bunch of ordinary Kiwis, chucks them onto a sofa and films them as they watch television.

What’s written in the stars for Married at First Sight NZ season two?

Alex Casey crunches the numbers on the new Married at First Sight NZ contestants and returns with some shocking predictions.

10 takeaways from NZ on Air’s shocking new audience survey

We've been waiting for the tipping point, where online really surges against broadcast media. It just arrived

What will a New Zealand version of Gogglebox be like?

The hugely popular British show about people watching telly is finally getting a New Zealand version. Calum Henderson on why that's exciting, and what it might look like.

Simon Bridges backs Stuff-NZME merger, questioning ComCom’s ’19th century view’

National leader Simon Bridges went on Radio Live this afternoon and came out in favour of the NZME-Fairfax merger. Does that mean it will become a partisan issue?

The Bulletin: What now after raid of Māori King’s office?

Māori King's office raided by the SFO, disgraced TV man Matt Lauer hits back over walking access, and major case of Catholic church child abuse revealed.

Ranking the Dancing with the Stars NZ contestants based on their promo videos

With all 12 contestants now announced, Sam Brooks already knows who is going to win based on their promo videos alone. These are his absolutely correct predictions.

An Australian TV exec tells New Zealand what is (badly) wrong with its television

Hal Crawford is the head of news at Mediaworks, owners of Three and RadioLive. He has been here for two years and still has no idea why our TV is such an absolute mess.

Sky, Mediaworks and TVNZ unite to try and save television

For the greater good of television, three industry heavyweights put their differences aside for the launch of ThinkTV New Zealand.

Stan is about as raw and real as this kind of documentary can get

Candid, considered and confronting, Three's story of singer Stan Walker's battle with cancer transcends the famous-person-facing-adversity form, writes Sam Brooks.

The Real Pod: We are officially warming up for Dancing With the Stars NZ

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

How one dad’s emails made for a bloody charming TV show

Alex Casey watches Subject: Dad, a show that proves there's still nothing funnier or sweeter than emails from parents. 

Seven Sharp vs The Project – where do your 7pm allegiances lie?

Television saddo Alex Casey watched both Seven Sharp AND The Project on Monday night to bring you this harrowing report. 

What’s new (or coming back) to New Zealand telly in 2018?

Alex Casey plucks out some of the more notable local telly to look forward to in 2018.

Summer reissue: The Block NZ is the perfect way to learn about NZ’s broken tax system

The Block NZ signifies everything that’s wrong with our tax system. Takapuna tax expert Terry Baucher fills Rebecca Stevenson in on how we can get a lump of cash, and keep it all to ourselves.

Can’t we all just get along? MediaWorks’ Leon Wratt calls for a truce in the radio survey arms race

As we brace ourselves for more hyperbolic post-radio survey self-congratulations, Henry Oliver talks to MediaWorks’ Leon Wratt, who argues it’s time for the radio networks to end the arms race and start reporting on the results even-handedly – for the good of all radio.

‘All silent, all done’: The Block and the end of a New Zealand housing era

Duncan Greive reflects on the shambolic end to The Block 2017, and what the show has revealed to us about our housing market and crisis over that time.

I was there when The Block NZ shat itself

The live auction final of The Block NZ tonight delivered more thrills and spills than Wolfkamp on a motorised chilly bin. Jane Yee was in the room, and bring us this harrowing report. 

‘I’ve just always been really nosy’: A few beers with Hilary Barry

2016 saw the end of a 23-year career at TV3 for Hilary Barry. A year on, happily ensconsed at TVNZ's Breakfast, she sits down for a few beers with Duncan Greive and photographer Joel Thomas to look back on her glittering career, the chaotic Mark Weldon era, and what came after.