"The Bachelor, X Factor, The Block, MasterChef and Dancing with the Stars are now Weldon's life. They are, he says, "a pretty killer lineup".
If Campbell's popularity on social media and among the newsphiles of the country doesn't equate to ratings then it's essentially worthless to TV3.
It's not worthless, it's evidence that TV3 is not properly deploying a popular and potentially valuable asset. If their response is to drop the popular and potentially valuable asset, rather than questioning how they are using it, then that says that they aren't really interested in the business of broadcasting.
Super rugby has three main problems.
1. It's a franchise, not a competition between regions.
2. It was created to help fill more of the year with rugby so it's a winter sport being played in the late summer.
3. It's basically run to generate money through the TV networks.
If the viewers are fortunate, the warm-up games will allow the directors to test and weed out poor options from the broadcast service as well as performing a similar function for the coaches and selectors of the teams in the competition.
It won't fix the disservice being done to the discarded local broadcasting expertise though :-(
Turducken for geeks:
"John Key's National"
Somebody in the National Party's marketing department must have done a global search and replace, producing such niceties as "your John Key's National candidate"
+1 to refute, #dirtypolitics, Gamergate, TeamKey
O'Key, for when it's not Okay.
We have never been attacked by terrorists. We've never intercepted any to foil an impending attack by them.
Just wait for civil unrest and peaceful protest to be reclassified as domestic terrorism. It won't take long.
I feel like if Key hadn't tried to claim the Gwyn report as a win for National, then they might actually have come out ahead
But these people are not interested in governing, they are only interested in being the government, i.e. winning. Winning is everything, winning everything is the only incentive. The whole thing's just a game and you have to win. At the end of the day they'll convert their victory points into some other medium: money, shares, property, board memberships; and just carry on playing a different game.
The problem is blindingly simple: the OIA system is badly broken from the POV of the public, but it functions really well from the POV of the Government of the day. Somehow the incentives have to shift - because controlling and distorting the flow of information is a very effective way to subvert the workings of a democracy.