Last night, the country’s top radio talent ventured to Auckland’s Shed 10 to celebrate the best in the business at the NZ Radio Awards. And the big winners on the night were Mai FM and Mike Hosking, winning Station of the Year – Network and Best Talk Presenter – Breakfast or Drive.
There were a lot of ups to celebrate as the first radio survey of the year was released yesterday. We take a look at the top performers and how 2018’s set to be a bigger year than last for many.
‘There is a Survivor in all of us’ according to TVNZ’s latest campaign for the second season of Survivor NZ, which will start up on Sunday at 7 pm. And after whispers the show may not return after the first season struggled to retain its audience, the new season has been rejigged and is filled with comical controversy.
With all 12 stars announced, the promotional videos for MediaWorks’ Dancing With The Stars were released this week featuring a dance-off between the competitors. StopPress speaks to executive creative director Ant Farac about how it’s given the show a new look for this season.
The Project has released a new campaign which aims to define its role as the 7pm news and current affairs show for viewers. The new launch aligns with the change of hosts as Jeremy Corbett fills the shoes of departing comedian Josh Thomson.
IAB New Zealand has announced it has been working with major New Zealand publishers, agencies and tech vendors to implement ads.txt, a global IAB initiative designed to eliminate counterfeit inventory in the programmatic advertising ecosystem.
Run me a bath Alexa, put the lights on dim and tell me the news. We take a look at the virtual assistant space and how Kiwi media organisations will be using Amazon’s Alexa.
Despite the ubiquitous nature of digital communications and millennials spreading their time across a range of screens, television remains a hugely valuable platform for delivering emotive content with the scale, impact and the effective frequency required to create meaningful business impact.
We look at the ups, downs and trends for the final radio survey of the year.
The New Zealand Television Awards recognised excellence in local television programmes as well as individual achievement as it announced the 2017 winners last night at Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre.
Last night New Zealand’s TV talent celebrated the technical nouse of local producers at the New Zealand Television Craft Awards, and it was Lippy Pictures’ Jean that owned the night as it claimed eight of the 10 craft awards. PLUS: the finalists of the New Zealand Television Awards have been announced.
It’s become the watercooler show of the moment, sparking conversations around the country. We chat to MediaWorks ECD Ant Farac about what he’s done over the last few months to help squeeze the show into the public consciousness.
“Imagine stations with those shares now,” said radio industry veteran David Gibbs upon seeing radio survey results from a quarter-century ago—a fitting response, given there was once a single station with an 18 percent share of New Zealand ears. We look back to see how much radio has changed.
Last night, New Zealand’s radio royalty moved from behind the microphone to Auckland’s Shed 10 to celebrate the best of a platform that shows no sign of slowing down.
The release of MediaWorks’ financial figures this week showed that radio remains the healthiest and most important part of the business.
With an endless library of overseas programming on offer online, where can New Zealanders go to get a fix of content that’s relevant and familiar to them? Freeview’s free-to-air TV offering is the answer and advertisers that understand the cultural connection local broadcasters have with New Zealand audiences stand to benefit.
If the promo video is anything to go by, The Project doesn’t seem likely to settle into the well-worn grooves of a standard current affairs show.