Naked News Flash presenter found for Alt TV

6 05 2008

Naked News Presenter
In March Alt TV advertised for a presenter for their proposed show Naked News Flash.
What we are looking for:

Alt TV is looking for someone who has the ability to speak clearly, articulately and confidently. You must be well presented, comfortable in your own skin and not be shy about having your breasts/chest broadcast on national television.

What you will get:

The successful candidate will be given a three month contract, their own show on Alt TV, a Brass Magazine covershoot, future endorsements with Marquis Condoms, a weekly supplementary wage, along with the obvious media attention that will come with the job.

They have chosen a presenter in former bikini streaker, part-time lap dancer and former stripper Lisa Lewis who’s 15 minutes of fame was as a bikini clad streaker during a televised rugby match between Ireland and the All Blacks in June 2006. And later she went on to auction the bikini she wore on popular auction website trademe.

In Alt TV’s own words:

We live in a world where broadcast news is fast becoming a sensationalized hash of human interest pap and titillation. Alt TV throws their hat into the ring of news coverage and takes the current trend to its logical conclusion, by providing bulletins from 10pm weekdays in unflinching fashion… and stripped bare.

Alt TV and Marquis Condoms have found a NZ anchor with no inhibitions on reporting the facts that matter, delivering hard hitting commentary and showing their ‘assets’ in front of a large news hungry audience. Although critics may crow that objectification will overshadow news content, Alt TV reassures viewers that integrity will not be sacrificed for flesh. From May 12th catch Marquis Condoms’ Naked News Flash from 10.00 pm, weeknights on Alt TV.

Alt TV is an independent TV station based in New Zealand. We broadcast on SKY 65 in New Zealand and online at


Adobe Flex and AIR introduced to Digital Media Course

1 05 2008

Media Design School’s Digital Media Department are leading the way as they introduce a module into their Diploma, teaching the latest software on the web: Adobe Flex and AIR.

Flex is a software application taking all the cool things about flash and integrating them with everything the Digital Media students learn in the rest of the course, to create highly interactive online applications.

Adobe AIR (code-named Apollo), was launched last year and is an application that allows the creation of online applications that sit on the desktop and are not restricted to the browser. For businesses, AIR will enable them to engage customers through innovative branded desktop applications without having to change existing technology or processes.

Media Design School’s Senior Digital Media Tutor, Mason Herber has been trained to teach both software applications by Industry Professionals who see the need for new web designers to enter the industry with these capabilities.

Herber says, “Some are predicting that AIR is the future of the internet. And the demand in the industry for Flex developers is huge. Online flash video is becoming a growing area in new media and I think we will be pushing the envelope with what we are going to do with it.”

The high-end creative technologies school based in Auckland’s Queen Street provides immersion training in industry appropriate courses. The school will be forging new ground in Digital Media training in New Zealand, when the new modules are integrated into their July 2008 full-time class. The first AIR and Flex-savvy Graduates will be hitting the industry in May 2009.

Media Design School still has openings for the 30 June intake for Graphic Design and the 14 July intake for Digital Media. To find out more, visit,phone 09 303-0403, or come along to our Open Day on the 29th of May, Level 12, 242 Queen Street (above Farmers), Auckland.

TVNZ 7 launched on Freeview

30 03 2008

TVNZ 7, TVNZ’s second digital-only public service television channel, started broadcasting at midday today on Freeview.

The channel launched with The Kingmaker Debate, a live political debate in Parliament between the minor party leaders.

TVNZ 7 is New Zealand’s first local factual channel, featuring 30 percent news content, as well as documentaries, current affairs programmes, and commentary shows.

The new channel represents a major milestone in the evolution of TVNZ as New Zealand’s public service broadcaster.

TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis says that TVNZ 7 allows TVNZ to fulfill its public service broadcasting remit in ways that are not possible on TV ONE and TV2 alone.

“These channels are advertising-free, so we can show more diverse local public service type programmes in prime time. In an increasingly globalised world, local content has never been so important to help promote and foster New Zealand’s national identity,” says Ellis.

70 percent of TVNZ 7’s programmes are locally produced, with 40 percent specifically made for the channel.

“TVNZ 7’s programmes express the diversity of voices that make up our nation. We believe that by helping all New Zealanders understand the breadth and richness of our country, we strengthen our shared identity as New Zealanders,” says Ellis.

TVNZ has commissioned programmes for TVNZ 7, including Back Benches, a political commentary show hosted by Wallace Chapman, and Media7, a media review and commentary show hosted by Russell Brown. The news on TVNZ 7 comprises TVNZ News Now, 10-minute bulletins on the hour every hour, TVNZ News at 8, an hour-long news bulletin at 8pm every night.

The channel will also feature special events like The Kingmaker Debate.

48 Hour showcase weekend for Sky digital subscribers

17 03 2008

Any SKY digital residential subscriber can view Rialto Channel’s 48 HOUR SHOWCASE on the weekend of April 12 and April 13.

From midnight on Friday April 11, a compelling range of feature films, documentaries, and short films can be viewed by Sky digital subscribers for 48 hours, including the exclusive television premiere screening of:


In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Viewers can immerse themselves in the highest calibre of films, documentaries and short films including THE SHIPPING NEWS starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore and Judi Dench, and Pedro Almodovar’s classic VOLVER, starring Penelope Cruz. Neil Jordan’s dramatic THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and the French thriller 36 QUAI DES ORFEVRES starring Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil will also feature.

Must-see documentaries showing include TO BE AND TO HAVE, the French documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students are educated by one dedicated teacher, and BLIND SPOT: HITLER’S SECRETARY featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s personal secretaries during World War II.

For the entire weekend of April 12 and April 13, Sky digital subscribers can get a taste of the depth of what Rialto Channel offers throughout the year!

Trailers are available to view on-line –

About Rialto Channel

Rialto Channel will celebrate its 8th anniversary in November 2007. The channel has evolved from a niche art house film channel to New Zealand’s premiere independent film and entertainment channel.

Rialto Channel showcases high quality British drama and comedy, unique independent and art house film, and compelling and informative documentary and entertainment programming.

For further information on Rialto Channel movies, documentary and entertainment programming, please visit Rialto Channel web site at

IOC awards internet and mobile rights to TVNZ for Beijing Olympics

14 11 2007

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an agreement with Television New Zealand (TVNZ) for the internet and mobile platform exhibition rights within New Zealand for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The IOC selected TVNZ on their capacity to guarantee full exploitation of the broadcast rights over a variety of platforms and their commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement. The IOC’s over-the-air broadcast partner through to Beijing 2008 is also TVNZ.

Commenting on the agreement, Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said: “Digital media represents an increasingly important means for communicating the Olympic Games and the Olympic values to the broadest possible audience and we look forward to working with TVNZ to make the Beijing 2008 footage available over the internet and mobile phones in New Zealand.”

TVNZ’s Chief Executive, Rick Ellis, said: “TVNZ’s successful bid for internet and mobile rights will open up a whole new world for New Zealand viewers, allowing them to follow the Beijing Olympics more closely and in more depth than ever before.”

TVNZ to go HDTV before the Beijing Olympics

1 10 2007

TVNZ will bring New Zealanders the Beijing Olympics in High Definition TV on TV ONE.

TVNZ will introduce High Definition TV on the Freeview Digital Terrestrial platform (DTT), which is timed to go live during the first half of next year.

TVNZ will invest in the technology infrastructure to introduce both TV ONE and TV2 in High Definition on the Freeview DTT platform by July 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympics in August.

HDTV gives viewers the highest quality picture available, together with surround sound.

On the Freeview DTT platform, TVNZ expects to provide about 50% of peak time content on TV ONE in HD, and 80% on TV2. This will grow progressively as local content producers gear up to make programmes in HD.

Viewers will need an HD-ready TV set and a Freeview DTT set top box to receive the HD broadcasts. HD-ready TV sets are available from electronics retailers now, and Freeview DTT set top boxes will be available early next year.

TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis says the decision puts TVNZ in an industry leadership position in a rapidly changing digital world.

“This is a tremendously exciting step. To be able to provide the Beijing Olympics in HD is a first for New Zealand and will be a spectacular experience for viewers,” he said.

New Broadcasting conference 2007 audio files online

19 09 2007

If you missed going to the excellent New Futures Broadcasting conference in Wellington in August 2007, you can still catch up with what happened by listening to the audio files recorded at the 2 day event.

The audio files of the conference: New Broadcasting Futures: Out of the Box are now up on the web here is the direct link to them.