Tag Archives: Jason Paris

TV3 Dishes Up Fresh Breakfast News Recipe

As ScreenScribe.tv tipped on Friday, TV3 has confirmed it will resume breakfast news broadcasts. After providing de rigeur ‘scoops’ to the Sunday papers, the network this morning issued a press release announcing that as of Monday, 3 News: Firstline will be a permanent fixture of the weekday schedule. It will air 6am-8.30am and purportedly will […]

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Breakfast News Back on Menu?

It won’t be in HD but don’t be surprised if TV3 shortly announces the resurrection of a breakfast news show. MediaWorks TV chief Jason Paris told me in an interview for the latest issue of Onfilm, “That is an opportunity for MediaWorks in the marketplace. I can’t talk about when we would like to do […]

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Four Still an SD Lame Duck

C4 today is being relaunched as Four so it and sister channel TV3 can compete more strategically against TVNZ’s networks. Owner MediaWorks TV is revamping the niche youth music channel into a mainstream entertainment network for 18-49 year-olds – the audience TV3 targeted for 21 years before setting its sights on 25-54 year-olds. But whereas […]

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Say It Ain’t So, Homer … D’oh!

The Simpsons will be one of the biggest HD casualties of a revamped TV3 and C4. This morning in Wellington, MediaWorks announced C4 would be rebranded FOUR early next year, and recalibrated to attract 18-49 year-olds, while TV3 will evolve into a TV One rival, targeting 25-54 year-old (see Onfilm for an in-depth appraisal of the […]

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