Browsing: TVNZ

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Pitch report: Blomfield confused; TVNZ not amused
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Last week, Matt Blomfield, Hell Pizza comms manager and co-owner of Pitch Televsion, told StopPress a new reality TV show that pitted young advertising creatives against each other in a series of pitching battles had been commissioned by TVNZ and would screen on Saturday nights at 7.30pm starting in May.

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TVNZ finds new life on Planit
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TVNZ has recently launched its new business marketing/sales website tvnzplanit.co.nz to help agency folk (and advertisers, if they’re that way inclined) access TV and online sales opportunities.

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Dancing with the Stars shelved for 2010
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Thousands of middle-aged woman, several politicians and an array of media darlings are reeling at the news that TVNZ has decided not to commission Dancing With The Stars in 2010.

A TVNZ statement says the decision was made because the current market conditions do not support such an expensive show …

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Bill Toft outed as Joe 90
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We’re quite partial to lookalikes here at StopPress and what better way to celebrate 40 years of national news than with a comparative picture of Joe 90 and his newsreading doppelgänger Bill Toft.

Joe 90

Bill Toft

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40 not out for national news
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It’s probably quite difficult for the instant gratification, on-demand, up-to-the-minute generation to believe, but back in the mists of time there only used to be one way to watch the news: on the telly.

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Media queenpin joins TVNZ board
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She knows a heck of a lot about newspapers and radio, now recently retired Joan Withers is stepping into the director’s boardroom at TVNZ. She replaces Phillip Melchior whose term recently expired.

Withers was chief executive of Fairfax Media from 2005 to June this year, when she retired from …

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Kindle, rail, travel moods & more
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Numbers are crunched by The Media Counsel this week: The % of NZ’s who travelled to get away from someone The % of people downloading Amazon e-books instead of paper The number of software apps in Microsoft Office Starter 2010

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Apple takes bite of TVNZ
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Only a week old, the TVNZ application for the iPhone is the number one downloaded free app in the NZ iTunes store.

Apple iPhone users now have access to the whole of www.tvnz.co.nz.

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NZ’s first interactive site for online drama
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TVNZ’s newest drama lets you drive the plot by texting and getting involved online. It’s an innovative concept for Reservoir Hill, which debuts on Monday 12 October at www.tvnz.co.nz/reservoir-hill.

David Stubbs and Thomas Robins from KHF Media bring this unique format for the first …

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Colenso BBDO has TVNZ brand in hand
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The big boy’s club gets bigger at TVNZ. From today it has appointed Colenso BBDO as its brand agency to complement AIM Proximity, who has been TVNZ’s digital agency for the past 15 months. It’s a clever collaborative Clemenger Group consolidation.

The agency has “big amibitions” for …

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Advertisers smell a rate behind TVNZ cut
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Advertisers and agencies smell a cost increase behind TVNZ’s bold move to cut agency commissions to 10 per cent by 2011.

TVNZ yesterday announced the results of a review into agency remuneration. The proposal to halve media commissions to 10 per cent, in January 2011, was met with swift …

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Walden: TVNZ move gifts Aussies upper hand
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Andy Blood (L) and David Walden

TVNZ’s proposed cut to agency commissions will shift power and creative leadership to Australia, warns CAANZ president David Walden.

“We have for a long time punched above our weight in attracting top talent like Andy Blood, Nick Worthington, Toby Talbot and others. That …

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100% Pure BS?
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TVNZ’s Media 7, with Russell Brown, hosted a vigorous discussion about the genius or otherwise of 100% Pure New Zealand.

On the panel were: George Hickton, chief executive of Tourism New Zealand (100% really good, he said), Good magazine’s Dave Hansford (100% total bulldust, he basically said …

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Industry huddles to hatch TVNZ response
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A huddle of industry bodies met yesterday to discuss TVNZ’s provocative ‘review’ of its advertising commission structure.

Representatives from the Marketing Association, CAANZ and ANZA gathered together in Auckland to form a coordinated response to TVNZ.

While no TVNZ documents were tabled, StopPress understands CAANZ president David Walden relayed …

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TiVo deal: it all depends on content
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The TiVo deal is a biggie for Telecom and TVNZ/Hybrid. But are the two big boys bullying customers into buying boxes for their own boon? We put some questions to Richard Betts, technology expert and Tone magazine contributor; and to Michael Carney, media supremo at The Media Counsel.

Why …

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The late-night brawl: Nightline vs Tonight
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Could TV One’s Tonight be slowly losing the 10.30pm ratings war against TV3’s Nightline? TV3 says yes and TVNZ says it’s no big deal.

In the monthly averages this year, Tonight has been ahead of its rival by around 20,000 viewers aged 5+. But in …

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CAANZ comes out swinging at TVNZ
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David Walden, president of CAANZ, says TVNZ’s ‘review’ of commission structures is a thinly disguised move to improve its margins.

“As far as CAANZ is concerned, this is a TVNZ initiative aimed at improving its financial performance,” he writes in a formal response from CAANZ.

TVNZ claims the industry …

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Battle lines forming over TVNZ
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Indie agencies face a “major threat” and some inside large agencies claim it’s the “biggest issue to face advertising agencies for a long, long time”.

Battle lines are forming in what could be an industry-defining move by TVNZ to review its pricing and commission structures.

Major accredited agencies have …

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Political preferences
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Is TV3 planning a new political commentary show to rival TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday mornings?

Is Stephen Parker, former TV3 reporter and current press secretary for Minister of Energy and Economic Development Gerry Brownlee, going to host it?

Do you think the show can deliver non-partisan views and …

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