Network Movies in HD: December 15 – 21

   Saturday     Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events | Three,      3.50    Shrek Forever After | TVNZ 2, 7.00     Big | Three, 8.00    Starship Troopers | TVNZ 2, 8.40    The Jackal | Three, 10.10 Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior | TVNZ 2, 10.45   Sunday    Mommy’s Secret | TVNZ 2, 1.15am […]

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HD Ratings: The Project Bows Out on Top

Three’s The Project will end the year on a high tonight after beating Seven Sharp three of the last four nights. It lost to its TVNZ 1 rival on Tuesday but otherwise out-rated it in all the core commercial demographics the rest of the week (except household shoppers with kids on Wednesday — which, ironically, […]

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New to Netflix in January

Comedians of the World (1/1/2019) This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (1/1/2019) In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy. Ten Percent (aka Call […]

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New to SoHo2 in January

Three drama premieres, a new HBO doco season and the return of Bill Maher in a more prominent time slot distinguish next month’s coming attractions on SoHo2. Only one of the drama series, Black Monday, which will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 24, is being fast-tracked within days of its Showtime launch. It’s billed as the […]

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New to SoHo in January

Season three of SoHo’s True Detective will open with a double-episode on January 14 and screen the same time — 3pm — as its HBO premiere. The eight-part series will explore the mystery around a macabre crime in the Ozarks that deepens over 30 years. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Stephen Dorff (Immortals), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Josh Hopkins […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 22 – 28

   Movies and Christmas specials will dominate primetime in the week starting December 22. Scattered among the wall-to-wall re-runs will be the network premieres of Sully, Silence, Lion and Moana while TVNZ 2 will promote Home & Away to 7.00 weeknights over summer, and Three will replace The Project with season nine re-runs of Modern Family […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

  Westworld – Season Two: The Door ➢ “For its presentation in Ultra HD Westworld Season Two was rendered from a 2K DI and up-converted to 4K. Westworld is a sci-fi drama that adheres to relatively cooler chromatic schemes, with the exception of sequences that call for richer colour to provide thematic emphasis, which doesn’t make […]

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HD Ratings: MKR Overules House Rules

TVNZ 2’s season finale of My Kitchen Rules NZ won its slot in all the core commercial demographics on Sunday when a father and daughter were crowned top chefs. It averaged 5.7% of 2’s target demo, 18-49 year-olds, versus 2.7% for Three’s House Rules and 3.6% for the premiere of TVNZ 1’s Queen of the […]

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New to Lightbox in January

Lightbox is resurrecting for new episodes a stunning Danish drama that originally aired on TVNZ 1. Season two of Ride Upon the Storm can be streamed from January 12 and last month won two of its stars International Emmy Awards. If you haven’t seen the electrifying first season, which aired 9.30 Sundays earlier this year, […]

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New to Sky Neon in January

Neon will stream season three of True Detective the same day it premieres on HBO. The much anticipated sequel will stream from January 14. Also new to Neon next month will be the SyFy series Deadly Class, about an ’80s high school for assassins, and the Chris Pine Black Dahlia thriller,  I Am the Night. Other […]

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New to Sky Movies in January

   Sky Movies Premiere Honey: Rise Up And Dance LBJ Tomb Raider Mom And Dad Death Wish Ready Player One Love, Simon Avengers: Infinity War Finding Your Feet Game Night Sky Movies Extra Hibiscus and Ruthless The Strangers: Prey at Night Sky Movies Greats Iron Man 3 Non-Stop Taken 2 This is 40 Life of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: NZOA Funds Landmark Doco

TVNZ 1 has greenlit a three-part documentary series about the origins of Maori. NZ On Air today announced it would contribute more than $1.3 million towards Origins, aGreenstone TV and Scottie Douglas production that Professor Scotty Morrison (above) will present. Greenstone also is behind Honey Wars, an eight-part half-hour observational series for Prime, which also […]

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HD Ratings: Bond Still Gilt Edged

Three scored with another venerable movie franchise on Thursday when Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond topped the ratings in all the core commercial demographics. GoldenEye, which Kiwi Martin Campbell directed in 1995, averaged 3.7% of 25-54s, 3.2% of 18-49s, 2.3% of 18-39s and 4.6% of household shoppers with kids. The first hour lost […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Kiwi Comedy Pilots Funded

NZ On Air this morning announced it would fund as series two of the Kiwi comedy pilots that recently aired on Three: Mean Mums and Golden Boy. It’s also bankrolling a new vehicle for Guy Williams, two TVNZ OnDemand initiatives, including a psychological horror, and a sixth season of Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries. Here’s the […]

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Network Movies in HD: December 8 – 14

   Saturday     Nim’s Island | Three, 4.00    Shrek the Third | TVNZ 2, 7.00     Trolls | Three, 7.00 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid | Duke, 9.25 Why Him? | Three, 8.55 End of Days | TVNZ 2, 10.45 Birdman | Three, 11.10   Sunday    Sleepwalking in Suburbia | TVNZ 2, 1.05am       Scooby-Doo! & […]

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