Tag Archives: Country Calendar
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HD Heads-Up: March 23 – 29

➢➢ Who will blink first? TVNZ 2 and Three have scheduled two movies in the same franchise against each other on March 23: the former will air How To Train Your Dragon at 7.00 opposite Three’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. Apart from being a disservice to viewers, the clash won’t impress the distributor […]

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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: Fair Dinkum Favourites Rule

TVNZ 1’s Fair Go and Highway Cops won Monday’s 7.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics. The former averaged 7.8% of 1’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and the latter, 6.6%. Both series also were tops among 18-49s and household shoppers with kids while the 18-39 demo opted for TVNZ 2’s Heartbreak Island […]

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HD Ratings Tables: July 16

Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 5+

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Shearing Gang

SHEARING GANG ☆☆☆☆☆ Prime, 9.30 Wednesday Shearing Gang’s first episode of its fourth season kicks off horrendously early in the morning – 5am for crying out loud – as shearing gang boss Peter Lyon musters his crew for the day’s contracts.  A few people have called in sick which has given him a headache – […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 30

TV2 will test the appeal of its new hypnotherapy game show You’re Back in the Room by screening the British original first. It will air 7.30 Sundays from April 10, the same week TV2 pushes back The Voice to 8.30 Friday and precedes it with new episodes of UK dating game show, Take Me Out. British […]

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This Week in HD: March 5 – 11

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Special: Hyundai Country Calendar – 50 Golden Years (TV1, 7.00) Movie: What a Girl Wants (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Season Premiere: Father Brown (Prime, 7.30) Posh Pawn (TV1, 8.00) […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 24

❏ TV One will repeat the season two finale of A Place to Call Home late-night Saturday on March 5 ahead of the season three premiere on March 10 at 9.10. After Australia’s Channel Seven axed the period drama, Foxtel stepped in and ordered two more seasons for its pay-TV service. Apparently two endings were […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Keeping Up With the Kaimanawas

TV Preview: Keeping Up With the Kaimanawas | TV1, 8.00 Tuesday With a name like Keeping Up With The Kaimanawas, it’s looking likely that this is another reality series. This time though, there’s less botox and more boot hooks as three young women from Northland head to Waiouru for to rescue a whole bunch of wild horses.  […]

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Easter TV Preview: Hyundai Country Calendar

Hyundai Country Calendar: TV1, 7.00 Saturday It’s back. Just as it’s done every year from 1967*, Country Calendar returns for another series of in-depth looks at people out there in the world – strictly speaking New Zealand – getting their hands and gumboots dirty so the rest of us don’t have to. Still, it’s good […]

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