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Critical Condition: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska | Neon ☆☆☆☆ “Hulu’s miniseries adaptation of John Green’s debut novel about Alabama boarding school students benefits from a strong cast even if it struggles to crack the title character … The stretched running time captures a lot of what makes Looking for Alaska charming and powerful in the book while allowing […]

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New to Neon in November

If you want to binge on season two of Britannia, Neon will drop all 10 episodes just days after it concludes in the UK. It will be available to stream from November 5, the same day its starts a weekly run on SoHo. This is yet another initiative to distinguish Neon from Sky’s linear platform […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Aces NZ Open Deal

Sky continues to cement ambitions to be the ultimate platform for NZ sport with the “presenting sponsorship” of golf’s The New Zealand Open. Here’s this morning’s press release in full: New Zealand Open announces partnership with Sky Sport The country’s premier golfing event, The New Zealand Open, is delighted to announce a new long-term partnership […]

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New to SoHo2 in November

SoHo2 will screen HBO’s latest fantasy drama, His Dark Materials, the same time as the US from November 5. Each new episode will air 3pm Tuesday and repeat at 8.30. The Philip Pullman adaptation follows a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen […]

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New to SoHo in November

Dublin Murders, an acclaimed BBC thriller that went to air this week in the UK, will premiere November 17 on SoHo. The Guardian hailed the adaptation of the Tana French novels as “a breathless whodunnit with more dread by the minute” and The Telegraph, “an old-fashioned crime drama …. pitched somewhere between a Nordic noir […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in November

Sky Box Sets will premiere season four of Queen of the South on November 30, after three days of back-to-back box sets of the first three seasons, and S6 of Younger on November 18.  Another channel newcomer will be the baffling SoHo mystery, The City and the City. SBS also will strip S1-5 of The Wire […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Historic Deal for Sky and NZ Rugby

Sky TV will seek shareholder approval on Thursday for what it dubs a “revolutionary” deal with NZ Rugby that ties up multi-platform rights and provides the sporting body a 5% stake in the satcaster. Here’s the full press release: New Zealand Rugby and Sky Announce Revolutionary Broadcast Agreement New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Sky have […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Raises Cricket Stakes

Sky announced this morning it had secured rights for key inter-national cricket tournaments for the next four years. It follows Spark’s nabbing of domestic rights for NZ Cricket games in this country. Here’s the full press release and schedule:  Sky extends international cricket deal for four more years  Sky has extended its exclusive broadcast deal […]

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Critical Condition: Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew | Neon ☆☆☆☆ “It’s hard not to look at this incarnation of the teenage gumshoe as Veronica Mars by way of Riverdale … There are elements to this sexed-up and murdered-up version of Nancy Drew that feel entertaining and nicely updated and the cast is decent, albeit extraordinarily CW-y. But somehow fiction’s original teenage girl […]

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(Not So) Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Scores NZ Cricket

Apologies for the belated posting but the gremlins that have bedevilled Spark Sports’ Rugby World Cup streaming seem to be infecting its distribution of media releases. For the record, here are both of today’s announcements from Spark Sport and Sky re NZ Cricket’s decision to partner with the telco for all matches played in NZ — […]

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