Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: It's Choice, bro

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  • Sacha,

    Choice is unlikely to attract NZ On Air support

    How so?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16617 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    How so?

    It needs to demonstrate an audience.

    Otoh, Bomber's Citizen A show for Triangle apparently gets a little NZOA support, and that's only available in Auckland.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18839 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    Yes, we started getting the "New Channel" message on our device a few days ago and I was pleasantly surprised to see it will be a genuine station rather than the mystery ghost channels we keep having to tune!

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Awesome.

    More houseporn is just what the economy needs. Get people back to thinking that they don't need to worry about their shitty job and dickhead boss - just get a huge mortgage, paint that house in Grey Lynn gray and house price inflation (sorry; property appreciation) will take care of the rest.

    Why don't they just call it False Consciousness Channel and be done with it?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4449 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    needs to demonstrate an audience

    so can they apply for funding after a ratings period?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16617 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    the weekend is for Entertainment

    In that case, I suggest they look at getting Eurovision. Apparently New Zealand is the only country in the developed world that doesn't screen it. It's good fun, has loads of good music (as well as the cheese) and bags of entertainment. They have a month to arrange it.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1857 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Tamara,

    Stop a mate thinking, thriving – legend!

    a genuine station rather than
    the mystery ghost channels…

    That could be the end trailer for TVNZ7…
    “…You know I can’t watch your intelligent
    ghost channels, John Key!”

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4880 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    paint that house in Grey Lynn gray and house price inflation (sorry; property appreciation)

    I don't find much to appreciate about block after block of uniformly-coloured properties. But maybe that's just me.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3908 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Also, by their somewhat stretched definition of 'Europe' we could probably join and enter a side. I reckon a version of 'Holidays in Cambodia' by the Wellington Ukelele Orchestra might win.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4449 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    block after block of uniformly-coloured properties

    more Botany than Grey Lynn

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16617 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    "When Taika Waititi was working on this screenplay at the Sundance Writers' Lab, its working title was "Choice."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    __block after block of uniformly-coloured properties__

    more Botany than Grey Lynn

    Well, quite. Grey Lynn still even has a few villas painted rainbow.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18839 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Russell Brown,

    For some inexplicable reason Bradbury is currently slagging you off on FB (apparently you need 'to apologise' for the Hobbit debacle). I have told him to pull his head in.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2307 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Obnxious little man.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • StepDoh,

    Is that really Stirling castle as the first image you see when you go in?

    Scotland Revealed in Winter is the kind of cheapo PSB we are getting up here as STV angles itself as the public broadcaster of choice if independence ever happens.

    Literally, stick camera up on helicopter, fly aboot and talk over the footage.

    #lovethetron • Since Jan 2008 • 24 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Yes, I saw that. The post itself doesn't really make sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18839 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    On Choice tonight at 7.30, Penn & Teller: Fool Us! Magicians are invited to perform in front of Penn & Teller. Should be fun.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Also, by their somewhat stretched definition of 'Europe' we could probably join and enter a side. I reckon a version of 'Holidays in Cambodia' by the Wellington Ukelele Orchestra might win.

    Except that's a cover of a previously released song, so it wouldn't be eligible. And the WIUO would have to scale down to a six-piece for the performance. And no live instruments are allowed, so they wouldn't come across so well. Eurovision is serious business.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1857 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    Unfortunaltely it's not on satelitte, so we can't pick it up

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Unfortunaltely it's not on satelitte, so we can't pick it up

    At least you guys have SBS.
    :(

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca, in reply to 3410,

    This is true, I only found out we could pick that up a few weeks ago. Champions league free to air is a good addition!

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    so they wouldn’t come across so well.

    ROFL
    We don't get enough ROFLs these days. Good one Robyn.
    :-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4820 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I don't care about the contest, but they WIN!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2135 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Unfortunaltely it’s not on satelitte, so we can’t pick it up

    Yet another win for Sky TV, they et all the “lucky breaks”.
    The coverage of terrestrial broadcast is really quite minimal in terms of area.

    Freeview|HD is available to 86% of NZ homes and can be picked up using a UHF aerial connected to a Freeview|HD receiver;

    That 86% of NZ homes relay just means the Main Centres, the rural folk are stuck with satellite and that means no Heartland, no Choice,
    I don’t think many people get a satellite dish without it being through Sky TV so, lucky Sky I guess.

    ETA.
    With the analogue switch off just around the corner, this should be of great concern to many people .

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4820 posts Report Reply

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