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Sky’s Pop-Up Channel From Hell

Sky Movies will run a Halloween marathon from October 28 – November 4 on a pop-up channel. Highlights will include four Hellraiser movies ( V-VIII), Wes Craven’s Dracula trilogy, the five Robert the Doll movies, and the premieres of Circus Kane, Happy Death Day 2U, Do You See Me, Clowntergeist and The Legend of Halloween […]

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Sky Discounts Neon Ahead of Disney+

Sky is the first of the local players to discount its streaming service in the face of looming powerhouse competition from Disney+. Today it announced Neon’s TV and movie options would be combined into a single package for only $13.95 a month — down from the $20 it’s previously cost to subscribe to both. The […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: SS7 New Home of Kiwi Soccer

From tomorrow, Sky Sport 7 will become the official channel of NZ and international football. It will be rebranded Sky Sport 7 beIN SPORTS and kick off a four-year partnership that builds on Sky’s branding of the stadium in Wellington and its sponsorship of the Wellington Phoenix team. For the past month SS7 has screened beIN […]

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New to SoHo2 in September

Death and Nightingales Matthew Rhys (The Americans) leads an ensemble cast in this haunting three-part story of love and revenge, set over a desperately tense 24-hour period in the beautiful countryside of Fermanagh, Ireland in 1885. It is Beth Winters’ 23rd birthday, the day she has decided to join her secret lover and escape from her […]

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New to SoHo in September

The Hunting This four-part Australian drama intimately imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers, and their families throughout the lead up, revelation, and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. Tackling themes such as misogyny, privacy, sexuality, and sexualisation, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Full Stream Ahead for Sky

Sky reports big surge in streaming customers and the addition of BBC children’s channel CBeebies in its latest annual report — but is forsaking a final dividend to shareholders to focus on growth with a strategy that targets streaming rather than adding satellite or hybrid customers. Sky’s also appointed a new chair, Philip Bowman, who […]

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Critical Condition: The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “The British screenwriter Sarah Phelps has been taking liberties with Agatha Christie’s mystery tales, on behalf of the Christie estate and the BBC, for a while now … The ABC Murders is Phelps’s most thorough teardown yet, and this time she’s so suffocatingly revisionist that what’s left isn’t […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in September

Sky Box Sets will screen an unusual number of channel premieres in September, including Mayans M.C., Barry, Sally4Ever, A Million Little Things, The Knick and season four of Ballers. It’s also re-running all four seasons of Power ahead of its fifth-season premiere in October. Screening in order of their nightly rotations will be: Mayans M.C. S1 I’m […]

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Critical Condition: Years and Years

Years and Years | SoHo, 8.30 Monday/Neon ☆☆☆☆ “Following one family, the Lyons, from 2019 until 2031 – through, among other things, the rise of populism and the inching encroachment of tech – it is half sci-fi dystopia, half kitchen-sink drama, and does both with equal verve. It hums with urgent and unsettling realism, and […]

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New to Neon in September

Sky continues to invest in premium content for Neon, with the streaming platform next month offering three exclusive premieres and getting the jump on four SoHo properties. It also will stream the latest seasons of SoHo staples Mayans M.C. and The Deuce day-and-date with the linear channel. PEN15 (from September 7) is an Emmy-nominated comedy about […]

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