Tag Archives: Coronation Street

Hot Off the Press Release: Closed Captions for TVNZ OnDemand

Shortland Street tonight will become the first TVNZ OnDemand streamed series to be close captioned. The broadcaster says its on-demand platform will be the first NZ video streaming service to provide closed captions. It’s part of a pilot programme with TVNZ’s accessibility partner Able and will lead to series like Coronation Street, Home and Away […]

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HD Ratings: Not Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation

Disastrous ratings for TVNZ 2’s premiere of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation has prompted the network to dump the Australian quiz show for Wednesday night movies in the short term. It’s part of a makeover that will also see the low-rating sitcoms American Housewife and Life in Pieces pulled and re-runs of The Big Bang Theory […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ OnDemand Streams Ahead

TVNZ OnDemand has clocked up more than 100 million streams in the past year, with soap operas being the shows most in-demand. Shortland Street had nearly two-and-a-half times as many streams as its closest rival, Home and Away, while Coronation Street was the year’s third most-streamed programme. Also in the top 10 were different series […]

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Coro St Scramble Unnecessary

TVNZ 1 programmers are to be applauded for ensuring the continuity of Coronation Street having leap-frogged 18 months to catch up with the UK broadcasts. But the programming verges on the peculiar. For instance, tonight the network’s running a half-hour instalment at 9.30 that will push back Under the Influence to 10.00 and force the […]

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HD Ratings: Friday Night Frights for TVNZ 2

TVNZ 2’s Friday night follies end tonight, with the final of The New Legends of Monkey and its Make You Laugh Out Loud season. Next week it will screen Ellen’s Game of Games from 8.00 and re-run season nine of The Big Bang Theory from 8.50. The current strategy has been an unmitigated disaster, with […]

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HD Ratings: Coro St Catch-Up Runner-Up to Re-run

Despite a month-long publicity build-up, Sunday’s Coronation Street recap special didn’t win its slot in the core commercial demographics. The two-hour broadcast compressed 18 months of key storylines to bridge the gap between Friday’s primetime episode and tonight’s. It spearheaded TVNZ 1’s massive catch-up with the UK, which continues this week with the network screening […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 7

➢ The award-winning Sherpa will spearhead a season of movie-length HD documentaries on Maori TV. The indelibly filmed Sherpa was conceived to explore the growing tensions between the Himalayan guides and rich foreigners on bucket-list hikes – only to wind up covering the aftermath of the worst tragedy in Everest’s history. It will premiere on June 11, […]

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HD Ratings: Roseanne Not So Rosy

Thursday’s Roseanne recorded season-low ratings. The hit reboot that Three fast-tracked from the US averaged 2.8% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 3.5% the previous week. Lead-out Modern Family also slipped week-on-week, from 3.6% to 2.9%, while the movie, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, averaged 3.4% versus 3.7% for Robin Hood on […]

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Why Can’t All of Coro Go Online?

TVNZ doesn’t have the streaming rights to put more than 400 episodes of Coronation Street online at once. Yesterday the broadcaster revealed it would leap-frog Coro transmissions so that from June 11 it will be lagging UK broadcasts by only a week or so instead of 18 months. TVNZ 1 will burn off the intervening […]

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Massive Catch-Up for Coro St

TVNZ 1 at last has joined the 21st century with its programming of Coronation Street and will screen the soap only a week behind ITV from next month. For the first week of transition, the serial will air 9.30 weeknights from June 11-15 before reverting to its Wednesday-Friday slot the following week. And on June […]

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