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Hot Off the Press Release: Vibe Joins Sky Go

Sky today announced it had added entertainment channel Vibe to its expanded Sky Go service — but no word yet on when Sky Go might go HD. Despite HD additions like Vibe, Sky Go remains SD-only. “We hope for that to change in the future,” a Sky spokeswoman says — but there doesn’t seem to […]

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Leaving Neon in August

Season three of the revolutionary spies drama Turn is one of two series leaving Neon this month (the other is S1 of I’m Sorry). Turn is one of those neglected series for which Sky acquired only digital rights, not linear. The Netflix US site has all four seasons in HD but Neon’s stream is SD. […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s Groundbreaking RWC Coverage

TVNZ 1 promises groundbreaking coverage of 12 Rugby World Cup matches as part of its partnership with Spark. “At TVNZ we talk a lot about delivering the moments that matter to New Zealanders. We see quality sports content, particularly Rugby World Cup 2019, as a key opportunity to do just that,” TVNZ’s GM Sport & Events […]

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Critical Condition: Free Meek

Free Meek | Amazon Prime Video, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “Meek Mill won’t know until later this month if he’ll be retried for a 2007 gun and drug conviction, but Amazon Prime Video’s five-part Free Meek documentary launching August 9 leaves no doubt the deck was stacked against him then and now. Featuring interviews with the likes […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Record Pre-RWC Demand for Fibre

Spark’s decision to lower the streaming quality of Spark Sport is hard to fathom when Chorus claims in this press release that boosting its networks’ capacity “allows for an additional 400,000 simultaneous full HD video streams ensuring traffic can flow smoothly between Chorus and the broadband retailers’ network”. Here’s the press release in full: Record demand […]

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Critical Condition: Back to Life

Back to Life | TVNZ OnDemand, from Tuesday ☆☆☆☆ “Back to Life is another of those sitcoms that are rooted in sadness; a sad-com. On paper it doesn’t seem like grounds for any laughs at all: a woman (Miri played by Daisy Haggard) released from prison after 18 years tries to rebuild her life amid […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in August

A new BBC comedy that The Guardian hailed as a “darkly comic gem” will premiere next month on TVNZ OnDemand, along with an Anna Friel thriller about three very different women whose lives connect at the school gate. Back to Life stars Episodes’ Miri Matteson as an ex-con who returns home to a town she […]

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New to Lightbox in September

Lightbox will stream the latest seasons of Mr Mercedes and The Good Doctor weekly from mid-late September while Downton Abbey fans will be able to binge on all six seasons before seeing the movie. Season three of Mr Mercedes has Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) tracking down the killer of a beloved author. Whereas S1 of Mr Mercedes covered […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in August

Carnival Row Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in a Victorian fantasy filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string […]

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New to Netflix in August

Dear White People: Volume 3 (02/08/2019) As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus. Basketball or Nothing (02/08/2019) Follow the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona’s Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community. […]

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