Regan at Throng is gettingÂ moreÂ than a little frustrated with the over-bearing and arrogant attitude of TVNZ:
Every major TV networkÂ inÂ theÂ worldÂ that we work with regularly sends out publicity material which we gladly publish for them because, well, we love talking about TV. Â When the latest reality TV show hits the airwaves, our inbox gets flooded withÂ biosÂ and photos of the contestants from publicists desperate to get their content talked about and promoted for, in the most part, free.
TVNZ seems to have rocks in their head because this is their response:
Hi [throng]ThanksÂ for your email requesting profileÂ picturesÂ of the Top 25 MasterChef contestants.
At TVNZ weâ€™re very cautious about where ourÂ imagesÂ go, and donâ€™t send them out indiscriminately.
Could you please tell me what you need theÂ picturesÂ for and how they will be used?
Oh come on it is hardlyÂ indiscriminate. It is Throng, one of the top 5 blog sites in the country, specialising in TV matters. But it gets worse:
Weâ€™re currently being very selective with the provision of our MasterChef contestantÂ images, so were are not sending any additional ones out at this stage.
Who ever the moron at TVNZ is they should be sacked, unless of course she is shagging someone important.