There's been plenty of discussion from media pundits about Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry getting the nod as new co-hosts of Seven Sharp. But what do the people who pay the bills think? Do new hosts have a big impact on ratings? Or is it more about engrained behaviour? StopPress checks in with some media industry players to see what impact the new team could – or could not – have.
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Apples with apples? What the TVNZ and MediaWorks ratings tell us about the line-up dice up - UPDATED
In light of the chopping and changing of personnel in the media arena, what do the ratings say about the year that has been and the year ahead for TVNZ and MediaWorks? PLUS: Jeremy Wells will join Hilary Barry on Seven Sharp.
The odds were not in their favour when they took over as new face of current affairs on TV3 in June last year. But week in, week out Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan have slogged it out in the competitive 7pm timeslot, and they're closing in on the competition across at TVNZ. UPDATE: TVNZ on Seven Sharp's performance.
Author, Seven Sharp reporter and dashing raconteur Tim Wilson discusses his fondness for Kanye West backing tracks, his addiction to Twitter and his wife-based media.
Television has had quite the facelift over the past few years. Reality television has taken over the episodic drama, with its cheap production cost and malleable format, which viewers can easily tune into without any kind of backstory. What else is changing is our current affairs shows, the days of the solo renegade hosting style of John Campbell and Paul Holmes seems to be over as a softer format with multiple hosts is nudging its way in. With all these changes we thought we’d do a bit of an overview of the top shows on telly to see how they’re performing amongst this difficult and ever-changing media climate.
Today, Campbell Live tweeted a clip of a song 'Love lifts us up where we belong' to celebrate the fact that it was the number one show on TV3 once again last night. Despite its recent ratings boost, the show is still under official review by MediaWorks, but the team is regularly showing its gratitude to the viewers for supporting it and making the decision to get rid of it more difficult for the powers that be. It's also maintaining its competitive streak and trying to beat the opposition, which it did in entertainingly petty fashion last night.
Industry happenings at Clemenger, Y&R NZ, Tourism NZ, News Works, Seven Sharp, 95bFM, 8, NZRetail and eStar.
Pricks, lardos, Vladimir Putin butt plugs and climate change denial: a handy tutorial on what the media can and can't get away with
The Broadcasting Standards Authority's rulings on complaints can be a good litmus test for what the New Zealand public can stomach these days—and an entertaining insight into the beliefs of the nation's easily offended wowsers. We’ve looked at some of the decisions of the last six months and compiled a handy tutorial for those in New Zealand media.
Up against an international field of broadcasting heavyweights at the Promax Global Excellence awards in New York last week, TVNZ Blacksand and Sky TV have both walked away with gold and bronze gongs.
Moves and shakes at Y&R NZ, MediaWorks, The Breeze, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Online Republic, Lily & Louis and Seven Sharp.
It's the height of TV promo season, as evidenced by the recent launch of campaigns for The Great Food Race and MasterChef NZ. And, as the major news and current affairs shows return to air for 2013—and one new show announces its arrival—here's what they're doing to drum up some interest.
On 27 January a new-look Seven Sharp will see Mike Hosking and Toni Street joining the sole survivor of last year’s Christmas shuffle, Jesse Mulligan, as they take to Kiwi televisions for the first time. But Mulligan isn’t the only one returning to the Seven Sharp fray, because TVNZ has also announced that RaboDirect, the online bank, has re-signed its sponsorship agreement with the show.
TVNZ will air an apology to Colin Craig on Seven Sharp tomorrow night after an item about Conservative Party leader Colin Craig was judged to have breached the fairness standard. The Broadcasting Standards Authority says some remarks in the Jesse Mulligan-presented "Guide to Making Fun of Colin Craig" were legitimate satire, but some were "personal abuse masquerading as satire".
Changes at Seven Sharp, OMD loses an experienced campaigner to MBM, Bruce Matchett leaves his Singaporean post, another Fairfax shift and the NBR announces its new front page tenant.