Tag Archives: MediaWorks

Making a Ratings Point

As of this week, there will be more HD ratings coverage on ScreenScribe.tv. It will be limited to overnights, which the networks don’t like to highlight because a programme’s popularity is now measured by consolidated data that includes time-shifted and on-demand viewing. But unlike their counterparts in the US, UK and Australia, the networks won’t […]

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Newshub to Put the HD Into Headlines

MediaWorks has saved the best news ’til last: a day after announcing when Newshub Live would launch, it’s finally confirmed all news and current affairs will be in HD from February 1. This is an overdue first for broadcasting in this country, where all news services, from free-to-air to pay, have languished in SD for far […]

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FreeviewPlus Adds More to FTA Platform

This morning Freeview unveiled its new FreeviewPlus platform it claims is a game-changer for the free-to-air networks.  In a New Zealand first, it uses Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) to enable seamless integration and switching between broadcast TV and on-demand services. The service is free to view and available in all areas with Freeview|HD coverage. It is built into most new 2015 […]

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MediaWorks Unveils New Season Hot List But Fox Fare Still Not Snared

Hot off the press release machine are details of MediaWorks’ hot list of shows for 2014. Notable for their complete absence are Twentieth Century Fox staples like Homeland, The Simpsons, Bones and Family Guy, because MediaWorks is still renegotiating its output deal with the Hollywood heavyweight. And there are still no plans to upgrade Four […]

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Thumbs-Down for Sony PlayTV?

Sony’s claim that its new PlayTV PVR offers more features than other PVRs has been thrown into doubt by a damning NBR online report. It highlights failings that make PlayTV sound inferior to other PVRs and speculates a rift between Sony and MediaWorks is partly to blame. Like TiVo, PlayTV’s EPG will be hobbled by […]

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