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#193601 16-Mar-2016 16:29
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I know this has been discussed before, but here are three recent examples which typify the recent decline in TV3 news standards:

 

1. Last night, the lead story on newshub at 6pm was free campers in Queenstown avoiding paying $10 a night to camp. Dramatic action to kerb such behaviour includes putting up a new sign to deter them. Yes, according to newshub, this was the most significant news event that occurred around the globe on 15 March 2016. More fodder for John Oliver's cannon I hope.

 

2. Weekend news. Lead story was the murder of a young man shot on a Bay of Plenty street. Apparently, an prolonged extreme close-up shot of dead man's blood pool on the footpath was essential for the news item.

 

3. Last week, Story promo'ed an upcoming segment on their show - what do custard squares have to do with the Bachelor? Sadly, I can't tell you, as I swapped over to Netflix. What next for Duncan Gardner, front cover of Woman's Day, complete with smiling family and dog?

 

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  #1514598 16-Mar-2016 16:34
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Having followed the recent events at TV3 somewhat it looks like their hedge fund owners are doing to them what the hedge fund owners of Dick Smith did that company. 

 

They do not know what business they are in....and it becomes more obvious every day.

 

I haven't had TV3's degraded version of news on for more than the two-three minutes it takes to get to the first trivial story near the top of the news bulletin. 

 

 





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  #1514601 16-Mar-2016 16:36
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TV3 was my preferred 6pm news channel (not that we watch it religiously), but since Newshub started it now remains off instead.





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  #1514607 16-Mar-2016 16:54
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Amosnz:

 

TV3 was my preferred 6pm news channel (not that we watch it religiously), but since Newshub started it now remains off instead.

 

 

Was a long time TV3 news watcher - switched over after Campbell Live got axed, not because of that but got sick of the self-promo'ing of 3D, Story, The Nation etc.  Dropping the Sunday bulletin back to 30 mins was the final straw - it seemed that Mark Jennings was losing editorial direction (and his recent departure confirms that!).

 

Now watch OneNews - and its obvious why its ratings have been steady/improving vs 3News declining.  Relatively less fluff (and its all relative).

 

It wouldnt be too surprising seeing 3News drop back to one presenter under the new "news" chief.  Sad if it happens.




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  #1514608 16-Mar-2016 16:56
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I should add that when recording newshub, we'd pick up the last 5 mins of family feud.

 

Words escape me, honestly, they do. If this show outlasts TV3's come dine with me debacle, it will have run too long.

 

Dai, for pete's sake man, what's happened?! Do you and Duncan Gardner ever sit around over a beer and reminisce the good ol' days - when you were funny, and he was a journalist?


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dafman:

 

I should add that when recording newshub, we'd pick up the last 5 mins of family feud.

 

Words escape me, honestly, they do. If this show outlasts TV3's come dine with me debacle, it will have run too long.

 

Dai, for pete's sake man, what's happened?! Do you and Duncan Gardner ever sit around over a beer and reminisce the good ol' days - when you were funny, and he was a journalist?

 

 

Any suggestions as to what they might put in the 1730 slot?  Game shows are relatively low cost, simple format that might attract some audience as a lead-in.  Big big mistake in letting Home & Away go for the sake of a few dollars.  Its impacted the whole evening - and will continue to do so (IMHO) until either 3News becomes journalistic again or a competitive drama (to H&A) emerges.


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I find the state of NZ news in general pretty awful. Both on TV and online/printed.

NZ Herald have become ridiculous just lately with their headlines and click bait ads.



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  #1514653 16-Mar-2016 18:15
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dafman:  I know this has been discussed before, but here are three recent examples which typify the recent decline in TV3 news standards ...

 

What standards?  wink

 

 





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  #1514656 16-Mar-2016 18:21
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PoHq: I find the state of NZ news in general pretty awful. 

 

 

 

I find the state of NZ "TV" as a whole, more than pretty awful. Either our youngsters are brain dead or they are now making up ratings to justify cheap, junky, worthless crap to dish up to people and still (try to) make a profit. I suspect the latter.


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  #1514668 16-Mar-2016 18:50
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DaveB:

 

PoHq: I find the state of NZ news in general pretty awful. 

 

 

 

I find the state of NZ "TV" as a whole, more than pretty awful. Either our youngsters are brain dead or they are now making up ratings to justify cheap, junky, worthless crap to dish up to people and still (try to) make a profit. I suspect the latter.

 

 

If we are anything like Australia then those aged between 18-34 dont watch nearly as commercial tv any more.  

 

"In 2015, over one in five 25-34 year-olds (20.7%) watched no Commercial TV, up nearly threefold from the 7.6% who couldn’t be reached by the channel in 2008. 18.8% of 14-24 year-olds now don’t watch any Commercial TV, up from 7.0% in 2008."  - Source: Roy Morgan.


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  #1514671 16-Mar-2016 19:05
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I'm in that age range and didn't even bother to connect the aerial when I moved two years ago. It's still disconnected today.


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  #1514715 16-Mar-2016 20:45
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Whats up with you lot?? geez. We get Kardashian news and live The Bachelor. Life can't get much better. And next episode later this year is The Don.  :-) 


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  #1514721 16-Mar-2016 21:05
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Newshub is wheely dumb.


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After a few days since Newshub launched I have switched from them to Radio NZ News,


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  #1514753 16-Mar-2016 22:06
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PoHq: I find the state of NZ news in general pretty awful. Both on TV and online/printed.

NZ Herald have become ridiculous just lately with their headlines and click bait ads.

 

The bigger picture in the English-speaking world is that news is being removed so when people vote most of them won't have a clue what's really going on....and that benefits the incumbents.

 

Canada, the US, Australia and NZ -> The news is kittens, car crashes and populist trash.  

 

Yes, the same small group of people own most of the media in all of these countries....except the US. There, weapons makers own much of the media. All war, all the time. 





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  #1514756 16-Mar-2016 22:10
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The only show I have watched on FTA for about the last year = one news. Not sure why.





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