Monthly Archives: July 2008

TV AdSpend Hanging In There

The New Zealand Television Broadcasters Council is hot off the mark with its report on revenues for Q2 2008, slightly up on Q2 2007: ‘Television advertising revenue remained strong at $164.4 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2008, compared to $158.6 million for the same period in 2007. ‘The NZTBC’s Chief Executive, Justine Wilkinson,… Read More »

What We’re Reading: What Sticks

Richard Grammier of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a decorated hero of American space exploration; many NASA missions owe their success in part to his dedicated project management. His latest project, called Deep Impact, was extremely complex: its goal was to fire two space probes 83 million miles into space to intercept a comet –… Read More »

New Weekend Newspaper Magazine

Fairfax Media is launching a new magazine to be distributed with every weekend edition of its three largest daily newspapers, The Dominion Post, The Press and The Waikato Times. The new magazine will be launched in September and will be distributed weekly with approximately 240,000 newspapers. It will be produced by Fairfax Magazines, who are… Read More »

National Announces Broadcasting Policy

The NZ National Party has now announced its Broadcasting Policy. The most significant ingredients: 1. State ownership of Television New Zealand will continue, as will financial support for Maori Television, Radio New Zealand, National Pacific Radio Trust, and Access Radio. 2. The “TVNZ charter funding” will become contestable through NZ on Air – in other words, available to other… Read More »

Rick Friesen Steps Down From TVWorks COO Role

This just in: Rick Friesen, Chief Operating Officer at TVWorks, is taking up a new role at the end of next month.  He has been appointed to the dual role of Chief Executive of the Television Broadcasters’ Council and Director, Special Projects at TVWorks. Mr Friesen’s new role will be evenly divided between the Broadcasters’… Read More »

Prime Television Q3 Programming

What’s coming up on Prime for the third quarter of 2008? A quick snapshot: NEW SHOWS New Zealand’s Got Talent (Talent Quest) FremantleMedia Australia and South Pacific Pictures are producing the New Zealand version of this international talent quest format which delivers the traditional blend of both stunning and abominable performances. You know the drill:… Read More »