Media & Entertainment

Soon it will all be over, raising the crucial question of why it began in the first place.

X Factor finalists to compete for chance to judge next X Factor

In two days time, the nation is expected to come to a complete halt to watch the grand final of TV3 series X Factor New Zealand, in which the competition’s three finalists will compete for the chance to sell albums to children and possibly judge a future X Factor. The […]

An underpaid Jeremy Corbett says he isn’t asking for much, but will do whatever it takes to get it.

Disgruntled Jeremy Corbett to host ‘Deal or I’ll Activate the Doomsday Device’

A disgruntled Jeremy Corbett, who has not been paid by TV3 since its parent company MediaWorks went into receivership last month, is growing increasingly angry at his employers, and is set to host a new version of the channel’s Deal or No Deal series, titled Deal or I’ll Activate the […]

The Civilian takes a look at how MediaWorks plans to reduce its financial debt.

How will MediaWorks reduce its debt?

Relocate studios to Dargaville. Stop funding Duncan Garner’s Juicy Puff addiction. Cut back to just 5 Days. Rename The Edge radio station to less pricey Larry Mullen, Jr. Downgrade search for hottest home baker to search for hottest home baker’s kind-of-okay-looking-and-nice-enough older sibling. Replace expensive current affairs shows with hours […]

Banks seize John Campbell as MediaWorks enters receivership

Banks seize John Campbell as MediaWorks enters receivership

MediaWorks’ banks Westpac, RaboBank and RBS Group have seized ownership of veteran broadcaster and host of TV3’s Campbell Live John Campbell, in an effort to help pay down the company’s debt after it was put into receivership early this morning. The banks, who have previously been unable to reach a […]

Online newspaper struggles to find line

Online newspaper struggles to find line

A prominent online newspaper is struggling to find the line between tasteful and offensive humour. Two co-editors of the paper, who have been trying hard not to upset anybody while still retaining their artistic license to comment on current events, have been locked in a room for several days trying […]

Imagination Television, which produces New Zealand’s Got Talent, has decided that the show’s title risks being seen as dishonest.

New Zealand’s Got Talent to add question mark to title

TVNZ has announced that the upcoming third instalment of its New Zealand’s Got Talent show will undergo a title change in an attempt to make it seem less presumptuous. The programme, which will air on TV One for the second time later this year, will change its name to New […]