Hot Off the Press Release: NZ TV Craft Award Winners

LOCAL TELEVISION’S BEST ARTISANS & TECHNICIANS NAMED AT THE 2019 NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION CRAFT AWARDS (Auckland – November 6, 2019) The best editors, cinematographers, composers, post production technicians and designers were among those honoured tonight at the 2019 New Zealand Television Craft Awards, hosted by Screen Auckland. Thirteen categories were presented by Newshub Entertainment Editor […]

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HD Ratings: Aussie Ninja Crushes Aussie Survivor

Three’s Australian Ninja Warrior pummelled the first two episodes of TVNZ 2’s Australian Survivor. The latter averaged 2.4% of TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, on Tuesday, and the latter, 4.2%. In Three’s key 25-54 demographic, Survivor averaged 3.1% and Ninja, 4.7%. On Monday, Survivor averaged 1.7% of 18-49s and 2.8% of 25-54s, and Ninja, […]

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Hot off the Press Release: Spark Sport Scores Milestones

Spark Sport is claiming a number of milestones with its streaming of the Rugby World Cup and reckons it has “cemented its spot as a destination for New Zealand sports viewing”. Here’s the full press release: Spark delivers Rugby World Cup 2019 for New Zealand  At the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Spark […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 2 – 8

     Saturday    Never Been Kissed | TVNZ 2, 7.00   Coconut the Little Dragon | Maori TV, 7.00   Darkest Hour | Three, 8.55     Gone in 60 Seconds | TVNZ 2, 9.00   A Nightmare on Elm Street | Duke, 9.35   Broken Arrow | TVNZ 2, 11.10   Closed Circuit | Three, 11.20            Sunday   […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 9 – 15

➢➢ Serengeti (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Tuesdays from November 12) is a six-part wildlife series about the “animal families” inhabiting Serengeti’s magnificent Pride Lands. The series proclaimed itself to be groundbreaking but compromised its stunning photography with banal anthropomorphism. Said The Guardian: “The undeniably spectacular footage has been manipulated into storylines by drama writers and given an extra flourish by […]

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TVNZ 1 to Air All Blacks Match Post-Spark

TVNZ 1 will air Friday’s Rugby World Cup bronze medal match between NZ and Wales an hour after it’s kicked off on Spark Sport. It will screen from 10.00, pre-empting 1 News Tonight, Project Blue Book and Te Karere. Originally, Spark hadn’t allocated TVNZ the right to screen the Bronze Final, but that was before […]

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Pay Attention — TVNZ 2 Revamps Wednesdays

TVNZ 2 is replacing this week’s Have You Been Paying Attention? (7.30 Wednesday) with Michael McIntyre’s Big Surprises, a best-of compilation. Wellington Paranormal will still air at 8.30 but stablemate Zombody Save Me!  has been pushed back to 10.00; God Friended Me will screen earlier than usual, at 9.05. Replacing Thursday’s HYBPA? repeat will be 8 Out of […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 26 – November 1

  Saturday    The Witches | TVNZ 2, 7.00   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Three, 8.55    Terminator 2: The Director’s Cut | Duke, 9.40   The Wolf of Wall Street | TVNZ 2, 10.45   Nanny Cam | Three, 11.35            Sunday   Jerked | TVNZ 2, 2am   Star Wars: The Last Jedi | TVNZ 2, 7.00 […]

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New to Blu: October 23 – 29

Child’s Play ➢ “This is a high-quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material. Colours are well saturated with eye pleasing vitality and delineated depth. Images are resolute, with stable sharpness, crisp detail and appreciable subtle refinement. Contrast is dynamic without being overpowering and blacks are respectable in depth with discernible […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in November

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Season 2, November 1) After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) heads to South America to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy — only for the President of Venezuela to launch a counter-attack that leads Jack on a global mission. View […]

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