Lately for Friday 18 October 2019
10:20 Mediaworks is selling its TV operations
Nearly 30 years after New Zealand's first private TV company was launched, its money-losing TV arm is up for sale.
The decision comes just days after the company announced it would axe or scale back back some of its popular shows like New Zealand Today and 7 Days.
MediaWorks says it wants to get out of the increasingly tough free-to-air-TV market and focus on its profitable radio and advertising businesses.
Karyn asks Midweek Mediawatch's Colin Peacock what this latest announcement really means.
10:30 San Francisco Shorts hosts two films from one New Zealand director
Films from 23 countries have been mixed into 6 feature programs at the 14th San Francisco International Festival of Short Films on this weekend in San Francisco.
Two of the films - Falling Up and Imposter - are from acclaimed New Zealand actress writer and director Chelsie Preston Crayford who speaks with Karyn about the juggling act of creating film.
Falling Up won the Madman Jury prize for Best Short Film at the New Zealand Film Festival last year, and her latest film Imposter features Toi Whakaari graduates: Mate Lagae, Tara Erenskjold, Alice May Connolly, Marco Alosio, Andrew Vaughan Eddey, Mosese Veaila, Nathalie Morris, Hannah Lynch, Nephtalim Antoine, Sam Small and Vaughan Slinn.
10:45 Pre-wired: Sports Dreams, Vagabon and Richard Dawson
Danielle Street joins us with a preview of three new music selections that will feature on herTotally Wired show on Auckland's 95 bfm on Saturday mornings.
This week Danielle introduces Karyn to the Palmerston North duo Sports Dreams who have just released their debut EP Drive.
Meanwhile New York based artist Vagabon aka Laetitia Tamko is releasing her self-titled album today, and the black- humoured bard from Newcastle, Richard Dawson, introduces Two Halves.