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Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Touts Set-Up Deal for RWC

Spark is offering tech-phobic Rugby World Cup fans who don’t know how to stream the tournament a $149 “in-home set-up” service. It includes a Spark rep walking customers through their broadband connection, testing their connection speed, setting up any streaming devices and demonstrating Spark Sport. Here’s the press release in full: Spark Sport encourages rugby […]

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Critical Condition: Beecham House

Beecham House | SoHo2, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “ITV’s new drama Beecham House is set in late 18th-century India where the British and French were still battling it out for supremacy … It’s just as well that the series is produced, directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha, the maker of Bhaji on the Beach and Bend It […]

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New to Neon in August

Sky continues to make Neon a more competitive streaming platform, with next month’s highlights including two exclusive series and four that will be available the same day as their SoHo launch. The Righteous Gemstones (weekly from August 19) is a new Danny (Vice Principals) McBride comedy about a world-famous televangelist family who have a long tradition […]

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New to SoHo2 in August

Lambs of God (8.30 Tuesdays from August 6) On a remote island, three Catholic nuns are the last remaining members of the enclosed order of St. Agnes. Forgotten by the rest of the world, they live a humble life of work, prayers and storytelling in a dilapidated monastery … until an ambitious young priest arrives […]

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New to SoHo in August

Years and Years (8.30 Mondays from August 19) Emma Thompson stars in an epic saga from Russell T Davies, which takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. Society is hotter, faster, and madder, […]

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Leaving Neon in July

   This month is your last chance to stream a slew of TV series and movies on Neon. Leaving this week and next are the following (with their final streaming dates): Geostorm (July 23) Suburbicon (July 23) The Snowman (July 30) Jigsaw (July 30) The Change-Up (July 30) Fortitude S2 (July 31) Mr Young S1-2 (July 31) Poldark S1 (July […]

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Schedule Watch: July 21

Prime will screen live overnight coverage of the showdown between the Silver Ferns and Australia, in the final of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool, from 3.15am tomorrow. Replays of both the Bronze Medal Match and the final will screen 7am and 9am tomorrow respectively. On tonight’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 10.00), Bill Whitaker interviews […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 20 – 26

     Saturday    Tomorrowland | TVNZ 2, 7.00    The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking | Maori TV, 7.00   Forgetting Sarah Marshall | Three, 8.55   Interstellar | TVNZ 2, 9.15   Ghost Rider | Duke, 9.25   One for the Money | Three, 11.00          Sunday   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales | TVNZ 2,   8.10   […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New NZOA Greenlights

NZ On Air this morning announced funding for a slew of new drama initiatives, including a six-part thriller and a true-life telefeature for TVNZ 1, and milestone renewals of Westside and 7 Days. Here’s the press release in full: Homegrown drama and comedy on a winning streak New Zealand drama and comedy writers and creators […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 27 – August 3

➢➢ Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland will liven up Sunday nights from July 28 (Prime, 8.30). The Daily Telegraph thought it “a nostalgic two-parter about the comedian’s colourful life …  that’s as much a celebration of Glasgow as of Billy” while the Independent said: “The comedian faces his own mortality, with a smile”. Ironically, the comic icon will […]

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