NZ’s “Netflix for the Anglophile”

   The streaming wars continue to crank up in NZ with the latest contender for your dollar, Acorn TV, offering a month’s free trial. Acorn has been dubbed “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR) for curating on one platform “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” (New York Times). Many of Acorn’s attractions […]

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Duke Goes HD on Sky

Sky today informed subscribers that Duke will be upgraded to HD from Wednesday. In an email to customers, it says series linked Duke programmes would have to be deleted and rebooked. To reinstate booked and series linked programmes please follow these steps using your My Sky remote control. On 18 September (or as soon as […]

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New to SoHo2 in October

Helen Mirren stars as Catherine the Great in a new SoHo2 drama series of the same name that will air 8.30 Wednesdays from October 9. The epic costume drama, a co-pro between Sky UK and HBO, goes to air in the UK on October 3. According to Sky, this four-part drama delves into “the politically […]

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New to SoHo in October

Sky’s SoHo channel will premiere Watchmen the same time it screens on HBO in the US. The latest take on the graphic novel will screen 2pm and 8.30 Mondays from October 21. The series is set in an alternate reality, where superheroes are treated as outlaws, and claims to embrace “the nostalgia of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ […]

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Leaving Lightbox in October

The first three seasons of Mr Robot will leave Lightbox the same month the fourth and final season premieres. It’s one of 17 series and programmes that will exit the platform in October. Other high-profile departures will include Chance, Black Sails, Three Girls and Law & Order UK. Here’s the full list:

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New to Sky Box Sets in October

  The latest seasons of Mary Kills People and Power will premiere next month on Sky Box Sets. In S5 of Power, Ghost is in a dangerous alliance with his former brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan. Ghost is blind to new enemies and must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down. In S3 […]

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Due on Blu: Spider-Man: Far From Home

   The highest-grossing Spider-Man movie, Far From Home, will release on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on October 9, a week after its digital bow. There will be extensive extras on all editions and, on the 4K-UHD, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Far From Home has Peter Parker going on a European vacation with his […]

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Due on Blu: Toy Story 4

  Toy Story 4 will be released on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray on October 9 with more than an hour of extras. The road trip sequel, in which Woody reunites with Bo Peep, earned a 98% critics’ ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and more than $1 billion globally 25 years after the original became the world’s first […]

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Sky Does a Song and Dance

   Sky has curated a season of musicals for a pop-up channel that will run from October 11-14. It will feature several classics from Sky’s SD movie channel, Vintage, that will screen in HD, including Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, A Star is Born (1954) and Cabaret. Scheduled for the weekend singalong […]

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Critical Condition: Temple

Temple | SoHo, 8.30 Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “Even without the whiplash-inducing plot twist at the end of episode one, Temple, Sky One’s virtually indescribable new drama, was bona fide bonkers. Here was just another story of a doctor who’d set up a secret hospital deep beneath a working London Underground station after his scientist wife had died of […]

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