Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New Zealand Corrie fans outraged at time change

Coronation Street fans in New Zealand have expresed their outrage at the decision to screen Coronation Street earlier in the evening to make way for the final shows of MasterChef Australia. TVNZ announced today that Coronation Street is moving from 7,.30pm to 5.30pm from October 17 to make way for MasterChef.

Since the change was announced tvnz.co.nz has received dozens of messages from fans of the show angered by the move. Explaining the reasoning for the move, Jeff Latch, head of TV ONE and TV2, said: "New Zealanders clearly welcomed the opportunity to watch the final of MasterChef Australia in primetime, so this year we are excited to screen at 7.30pm the final action-packed weeks of the Australian MasterChef competition."

He said coverage of the election in October and November will mean the schedule change will remain in place for Coronation Street and "a number of other primetime shows" for that period.Latch said TVNZ is "mindful of the need to provide regular access for Coronation Street viewers" and the decision was made to move the show rather than dump it for three weeks. Latch said he hasn't made a call on what will happen at the end of the three weeks.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re changing the time of Coronation St, TVOne has so often been guilty of corporate arrogance they are totally out of touch with their viewers. And as for removing all content unsuitable for children because of the new time slot, I guess they also read their children Red Riding Hood without the wolf, Hansel and Gretel without the witch and Billy Goats Gruff minus the Ugly Troll.
SHAME ON YOU tvOne

Ange said...

They tried messing with Corrie back in the early 90s and didn't get away with it then either. What we have always loved about our show is that whatever uncertainty there is in the world around us, for fifty years we have always been able to count on Corrie's...reliability. It will be interesting to see if they go through with it this time. The people have spoken!!!

Anonymous said...

Shanny said: What really pisses me off, and I wrote ITV an email about it and all, that Canada is at least ten months behind in Corrie episodes. Get caught up already!!!! They told me that Corrie here is regulated by CBC and they have no control over what CBC does. I really would like to be able to watch Corrie when everyone else in England does. After all, we are part of the Commonwealth and with that should come perks, don't you think? New Zealand and Australia too! The Dominions need their Corrie fix!

BarrieT said...

Shanny: Here is Australia we are only 10 weeks behind

Anonymous said...

shame on you tvnz
i hope change is just twmporary

Anonymous said...

This will see the demise of Coro from TVNZ just as they did with Eastenders a while ago, which was shunted to pay TV. How on earth they can say that NZers have welcomed the chance to see Masterchef in a primetime slot beggars belief, when it has NEVER shown up in the TV Guide top ten shows, unlike Coro which is a regular top show. Pure arrogance again from the mega ego masters at TVNZ

Ange said...

Oooh it's hotting up down here. Today is "D" day. Coronation Street NZ on Facebook (which I believe is run by TVNZ)has been repeatedly deleting comments and threads by those expressing concern over the change. Fans are outnumbering the deletions though. Outrageous that free speech is being monitored by our major broadcasting company!

What would Betty say?!!

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