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The axe must be hovering by now

Willie and JT won’t have to go far to find out what happens when advertisers bail from your show.

All they have to do is ask Paul Henry what happens.

The writing must be on the wall now though as advertisers continue to bail. The Herald reports.

Countdown is the latest advertiser to pull its adverts from RadioLive as the backlash against two of its talkback hosts’ discussions on the Roast Busters scandal continues.

The chain, which is owned by Progressive Enterprises, said it did not condone the comments made on Willie Jackson and John Tamihere afternoon show.? Read more »

2013 Freeview Awards

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Voting is open in the?2013 Freeview Awards.

Categories include favourite channel and best TV show, along with questions on viewing habits.

My favourite free to air channel is Prime.

Favourite free to air show is Dr Who, which is two episodes into the new series…with the new sidekick Carla…who just quietly is the best looking sidekick in quite some time.

Go and vote, you can go in the draw to win these:

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Intelligent TV

? Liberty Scott

Many of the whingers crying over the spilt milk that is TVNZ7 are crying because “intelligent TV” has died…except it hasn’t as Liberty Scott explains:

Of course, intelligent TV is widely available and seen throughout NZ.? It’s called Sky.

Sky brought New Zealand 24-hour news in the form of CNN, and more recently multiple options ranging from the BBC, Sky News, France 24, Al Jazeera, Fox News, CCTV and the new channel for nutty conspiracy theorists who are anti-American – Russia Today.? New Zealanders have never had better access to news about Australia, the USA, UK, Europe, the Arab world, China and Russia.? It also brought multiple dedicated channels for documentaries and then classic movies, arthouse movies and well as the mass market entertainment channels it supplies.

Sky started by paying the government for its first network, a series of UHF frequencies, installed its own transmitters and bought content.? It spent the first seven or eight years losing money, and now gets into around half of New Zealand homes.? People who are prepared to pay for the content it provides, which is not just sport, not just movies, but far more content than state TV can ever provide.? Now we all know Sky succeeds because of sports coverage, but nobody would have predicted what it now brings, thanks to an open market, absence of foreign ownership restrictions and absence of local content quotas.

The liberal, mainly left are now eyeing up busting Sky’s chops. Have a look at Clare Curran’s tweets if you don’t believe me:


Liberty Scott continues:

A successful business, which has brought far more choice and intelligence to NZ television that any other broadcaster, is now in the firing line from one of those who asserted that she is against braindead TV.

I’d have more sympathy if those who wanted to Save TVNZ7 had raised money to set up their own TV channel – which of course you can in New Zealand, given that there are no legal barriers to entry and there is a surplus of digital TV frequencies available on Freeview.? It is a matter of money.

The problem is that the Save TVNZ7 people don’t want to put their money where their mouths are, they want to make?everyonedo it.? So when the investors in Sky, have put their money in, have done so with no taxpayer subsidy at all, have been supported by around half of the adult population in subscriptions, you might wonder why they don’t like that very much.

David Beatson has at least formed a trust, we will see where that goes…my pick is nowhere because most of the people fighting to save TVNZ7 couldn’t even afford a jacket newer than 20 years old. They will simply want to pick the pockets of taxpayers more. Somehow a television channel with three shows a week featuring Martyn Bradbury just doesn’t do it for many people.

Citizen A – Budget week episode

This week on Citizen A: Budget 2011 Special Debate. Bomber Bradbury, Selwyn Manning and Cameron Slater debate the state of the economy, the National-led Government’s Budget 2011, and whether Auckland deputy mayor Penny Hulse was correct to criticise Auckland’s supercity structure.

Citizen-A broadcasts on Sky channel 89 & Freeview channel 21 on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Also, check out Bomber on?Facebook…

The show broadcasts weekly on Triangle/Stratos TV and on Scoop. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog:?tumeke.blogspot.com.

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Citizen A this week with bloggers Phoebe Fletcher and that awful pinko Bomber Bradbury

Issue one: US shoots unarmed elderly man in front of his daughter! USA! USA! USA!

Issue two: Cameron Slater amongst others said Hone’s new party would never launch. Last weekend Mana was launched in Auckland. What are the ramifications of Cam being wrong?

Issue three tonight: Rodney stepping down in November, or maybe not. John Banks to run in Epsom. Or maybe not. How do you swallow candidates that Cameron described as ‘electoral rat poison’ like John Banks and Don Brash and not vomit it up politically?

Citizen A now plays 7.30pm Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89 Fridays

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Tune in to join Me and some pinko bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Me, Selwyn Manning and that awful Bomber Bradbury…

Issue one:
It’s been a week since the quake, how has the Government responded and was John Campbell right to body slam Moon Man Ken Ring?

Issue two:
Simon Power the 4th most powerful Lord of the Sith decides to step down from Parliament at the election. Pushed or shoved?

Issue three tonight: The Maori Party are currently trying to sell their foreshore and seabed legislation to Maori electorates around the country; was Hone right and is the Maori Party confusing mana enhancement for Stockholm syndrome?

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Citizen A tonight

Citizen A – 7pm tonight Triangle TV, replayed 7.30pm Sunday Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89

Tune in to join Bomber and his revolving panel of bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Me, Selwyn Manning and that awful Bomber Bradbury…

Issue one:
It’s been a week since the quake, how has the Government responded and was John Campbell right to body slam Moon Man Ken Ring?

Issue two:
Simon Power the 4th most powerful Lord of the Sith decides to step down from Parliament at the election. Pushed or shoved?

Issue three tonight: The Maori Party are currently trying to sell their foreshore and seabed legislation to Maori electorates around the country; was Hone right and is the Maori Party confusing mana enhancement for Stockholm syndrome?

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Citizen A tonight – The Falsetto Episode

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Citizen A – 7pm tonight Triangle TV, replayed 8pm Sunday Sky 89 & Freeview 21

Tune in to join Bomber and his revolving panel of bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Cameron Slater from Whale Oil Beef ?Hooked and radio broadcaster Efeso Collins to discuss the new Super City and who will pay for the visions and how will Wellington try and shoot them down? A private prison at Wiri has been called for by the Government, are we going down the wrong path with Private Prisons and The American election result, Obama campaigned on ‘change’ and American’s have punished him for the economy, Key campaigned on ‘change’ and the economy is failing, what does the result mean and what do we make of America’s sudden warming towards NZ?

Watch if only for Bombers falsetto screaming at one of my comments.

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Citizen A – 7pm tonight Triangle TV, replayed 8pm Sunday Sky 89 & Freeview 21

Tune in to join Bomber and his revolving panel of bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Tim Selwyn from Tumeke and Cameron Slater from Gotcha to talk about what the local body elections means, Paul Henry’s sacking and is there anything more angry than a spurned Chris Carter?

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