TVNZ v Throng again

March 1st, 2012 at 2:46 pm by David Farrar

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Every major TV network in the world that we work with regularly sends out publicity material which we gladly publish for them because, well, we love talking about TV.  When the latest reality TV show hits the airwaves, our inbox gets flooded with bios and photos of the contestants from publicists desperate to get their content talked about andpromoted for, in the most part, free.

Contrast this with the latest no from :

Hi [throng]

We’re currently being very selective with the provision of our MasterChef contestant images, so were are not sending any additional ones out at this stage.

Regards

[publicist]

Why would a broadcaster turn down free publicity? Especially free publicity from the site that specifically caters to the fans of their reality TV shows.

Plus Throng can of course grab images from screen shots, so TVNZ saying no seems to just be about petulance.

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9 Responses to “TVNZ v Throng again”

  1. Dave Mann (1,168 comments) says:

    Why would anybody with any intelligence at all want to watch reality TV cooking programmes or read about them on a blog?

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  2. unaha-closp (1,111 comments) says:

    Dave,

    Beats me, its not like the profiles even include their politicial leanings. Its almost like they have no interest in party politics at all.

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  3. Dave Mann (1,168 comments) says:

    @ unaha-closp, hahahaha… nope, politics isn’t the ONLY thing worth discussing in my world – but watching stupid set-up pseudo programs about people pretending to cook and be ‘judged’ by pontificating idiots isn’t on my radar as entertainment either.

    Why is it that the only TV worth watching (and there’s precious little in that category anyway) is relegated to 11.30pm or later? Do people really ENJOY all this cooking, modelling, wife-swapping and quasiporn reality TV crap? Really? Is this the level to which we have sunk?

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  4. Ed Snack (1,733 comments) says:

    Most people would be more interested if they removed the “r” and made pix available…

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  5. Kimble (4,375 comments) says:

    Why would a broadcaster turn down free publicity?

    Pretty sure TV3 would allow it. Now, what is the fundamental difference between TVNZ and TV3?

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  6. BlairM (2,286 comments) says:

    Sell. It. Now.

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  7. s.russell (1,559 comments) says:

    The criticism is unfair. Every program maker will send out publicity of course. But they will tightly control what they send out – not just give out everything. Doing the later is NOT in their interest as it would reduce the motivation of morons to watch the show.

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  8. trout (899 comments) says:

    Whats the bet they have contracted to a Women’s Mag?

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  9. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    I’m trying to work out why I should care. So far I’m coming up blank.

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