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More HD Christmas Cheer

   Freeview UHF viewers can watch Prime TV in HD. The upgrade happened overnight and coincides with Prime’s owner, Sky, today relaunching BBC UKTV and BBC Earth in HD. The BBC channels are quasi HD (1440 x 1080i) but Prime offers 1920 x 1080i resolution (the not-so-good news is audio appears to be stereo only). […]

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New to SoHo in December

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q | SoHo2, 9.30 Wednesdays from December 11 The ground-breaking drama series, The L Word, revolutionised a generation and this year the highly-anticipated sequel, The L Word: Generation Q, debuts. It continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki, and Shane McCutcheon, along with new characters as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky-TVNZ 2020 Pact

In a surprise move, Sky has announced TVNZ will be its free-to-air partner for the 2020 Olympic Games rather than its own FTA channel, Prime. The TVNZ service will include live streaming on TVNZ On Demand. Here’s the full release: Sky and TVNZ partner to deliver the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020  Sky has today confirmed TVNZ as its free-to-air […]

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BBC UKTV to Go HD

   Fans of British panel shows and whodunits will be able to watch them back-to-back in HD on Sky’s BBC UKTV channel from December 4. Sky has confirmed the service will be upgraded from SD the same day as sister channel BBC Earth. Regular viewers of BBC UKTV will have noticed evolving programming strategies over […]

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Leaving Neon in December

   Season two of Atlanta, four seasons of The Royals, the Game of Thrones spinoff Thronecast and the movies Red Sparrow, Early Man and Gravity will leave Sky’s streaming platform next month. Here’s the full rundown of December departures:

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BBC Earth to Go HD

At last the stars have aligned for Sky’s BBC Earth to go HD: the channel will upgrade in time for next month’s belated premiere of The Planets. The acclaimed Brian Cox series will screen 7.30 Sundays from December 8, four days after BBC Earth’s 1080i conversion. For once, critics agreed with the producers’ claim that […]

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New to Neon in December

A Spanish comedy (with English subtitles) about a group of horror fans who turn their love for the genre into a business leads Neon’s highlights for next month. Season one of Los Espookys will be available to stream from December 8. The HBO production was well reviewed in there US, where The New Yorker said […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: What Next for Sky Sport?

Sky today unveiled its latest initiative to strengthen its ties with grass roots Kiwi sports fans that includes launching a free YouTube channel of events that wouldn’t be covered on streaming and broadcast platforms. “We understand the importance of a sustainable future for New Zealand sport and are proud to be investing more than $10 […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Games Back On for Sky

This morning Sky announced it had won the rights to the Commonwealth Games for 2022 and 2026, which will include “a significant number of hours of live and curated coverage” on its free-to-air channel, Prime. Here’s the full press release: The Commonwealth Games return to Sky and Prime  Sky has secured the broadcast rights for […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Sport Cock-a-Hoop

Sky Sport will screen more netball games across multiple platforms, including free-to-air, with the “extension” of its deal with Netball NZ. It promises new “grass roots initiatives” to help grow the game and is offering a special $4.99 day pass on Sky Sport Now to stream Sunday’s final test in the Constellation Cup. Here’s the press […]

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