Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


One Hour Of News And Current Affairs From 5:30pm

26 May 2005

Prime To Deliver One Hour Of News And Current Affairs From 5:30pm

From 6th June the Holmes current affairs programme will be live on Prime Television at 6pm one hour earlier than the current time slot.

Prime Television Chief Executive Chris Taylor said the move would give viewers an unbroken hour of news and current affairs from 5.30pm.

“Over 120,000 viewers watch our news at 5.30pm each week night getting the information they want a full half hour before the other networks. Now they’ll get their current affairs first too.”

Changes to the early evening line up also include the worldwide hit game show ‘Deal or No Deal’ at 6.30pm followed by the return of the highly successful ‘Sale of the Century’ in an updated format titled ?Temptation.?

By scheduling 'Temptation' at 7pm against the backdrop of two current affairs shows and a soap opera, we are providing an exciting choice for viewers and a platform for the Networks growth.?

Taylor said Prime wasn’t afraid to challenge the conventions around programme scheduling.

“When we launched news at 5.30pm the accepted wisdom was that New Zealanders didn’t want news before 6pm.”

“We were confident they would and we’ve been proven right. We look forward to doing the same around current affairs scheduling.”

“At Prime we’re committed to innovation and believe this is something New Zealander’s welcome,” said Taylor. –


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


BusinessDesk: Body massages and Uber are in, DVDs are out, says Stats NZ

Statistics New Zealand has rejigged the consumers price index basket in its latest three-year review, adding body massages, Airbnb and Uber and removing DVD and Blu-Ray players…More>>


StuffMe: Commerce Commission Welcomes Dismissal Of Merger Appeal

In a summary of their judgment released today, Justice Dobson and lay member Professor Martin Richardson dismissed the appellants’ process criticisms and found the Commission was entitled to place significant weight on the prospect of reduced quality of the products produced by the merged entity. More>>


Digital Futures: New Chief Technology Officer Role Created

Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand. More>>

Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>


InternetNZ: Net Neutrality Failure In US "Will Hurt All Users"

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. More>>