Throng on Media7

June 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

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For the second time this weekMartyn Bradburyhas lashed out at a TV network that doesn’t employ him.  While his initial ire was towards TVNZ for failing to keep running, it has now been directed towards NZ On Air (One of his employers?) and a different network that has stepped in to act as saviour for one of the channel’s shows when it goes dark.

I think this shows that the Save TVNZ7 movement is all about ego and politics, and has little to do with an actual desire to have good public broadcasting in NZ.

If a Saturday morning show on TV3 is the ghetto, what then does that make the unpromoted TVNZ7?  As David Farrar pointed out recently, the “others” rating of which Media7 is included in, is a fraction of what the commercial networks pull.  It isn’t unreasonable to expect that the audience TV3 will deliver to Media 3 on a Saturday morning will be higher than what the audience would have been on TVNZ7.  Certainly the Sunday night encore will be bigger.  You also have to wonder whether Media 3 will also deliver news bites for 6pm in a similar fashion as The Nation does.

Being on TV3 will give Media 7/3 not just higher ratings, but more impact. If a guest on the show says something newsworthy, it may then end up on the network news that night.

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10 Responses to “Throng on Media7”

  1. GPT1 (2,088 comments) says:

    Court report and Backbenchers would be worthy additions to imho

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  2. George Patton (347 comments) says:

    What does Bradbury care when he’s now going into real estate?

    http://martynbradburyrealty.com/Welcome.html

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  3. emmess (1,368 comments) says:

    So Bomber Bradbury is part of the Save TVNZ7 movement?
    Well, if that the case, should he have not been more prominent in the Save Stratos movement, a channel he actually had (or has still on Triangle? not sure about that) two shows on and despite his shows was a more worthy channel to save.
    Oh thats right, a Save Stratos movement didn’t exist, because it was not state owned, the left couldn’t use it as a political tool to attack the government with for defunding it.

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  4. jaba (2,089 comments) says:

    Marty who?

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  5. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,811 comments) says:

    So when will TV3 do a rejig of the show? Only a matter of time before TV3 announce the new host of Media 3 will be Mike Hosking :lol:

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  6. axeman (251 comments) says:

    Meh. Who listens to Bumber Bradbury? He has a 9 minute falsetto shriek-fest on the net, propounding his scare mongering and conspiracy theory bullsh*t, which no-one watches. He used to have a broom cupboard sized vanity project playing way out in the backblocks of community services telly. And no-one watched that either.

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  7. Liberal Minded Kiwi (1,563 comments) says:

    I am more interested in how Martyn Bradbury can make sure I get top dollar for my recent house sale. He might be able to knock a little off his commission. http://martynbradburyrealty.com

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  8. Brian Marshall (187 comments) says:

    Last night with nothing much on the main channels, myself and “her who must be obeyed”, watched Smash palace on TVNZ heartlands channel. The other week we watched The price of milk. Both quality NZ films. Didn’t worry us when adverts come on during the shows. So if that channel can sustain itself with adverts, why couldn’t TVNZ7? The answer is to do with the “Some body elses money” brigade of thinking.
    I don’t have much time for Martyn Bradbury anyway. Typical leftist can’t argue a point without resorting to attacking the opposing person rather than their argument.

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  9. RandySavage (196 comments) says:

    Bradbury is a grade a douchebag. All hes ever done is scream half slogans at anyonw whos dumb enough to pay him attention. The guy cant even sit still

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  10. Myles Thomas (2 comments) says:

    I think you’ll find that everyone has an ego. In Bomber’s case I can’t see how criticising broadcasting decisions means he’s all about ego, especially as he is happy to criticise his own funding agency – NZ On Air. More broadcasters could learn from his fearlessness including the team at Media 7/3.

    For the record Bomber is not part of the Save TVNZ 7 team. He’s been invited to moderate some of the Save TVNZ 7 public meeting panels along with Brian Edwards and Wallace Chapman, and he’s doing a great job. We’d also welcome someone from the other side of the argument to speak and even moderate our meetings.

    It’s true to say the meetings HAVE turned into a left-wing-fest simply because National have consistently declined our invitations to speak. Their choice to not defend their policy is leaving a vacuum for Labour’s Clare Curran to dominate the issue.

    I hadn’t thought you would take an interest but you would be very welcome to speak at some of our upcoming meetings and even moderate one.

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