Tag Archives: Better Call Saul

Lightbox Poised to Top 300,000 Subs

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox is about to notch up its 300,000th subscriber on the eve of premiering top-rating US drama The Good Doctor. “We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made to take Lightbox from an idea to one of New Zealand’s most popular SVOD services in just three years,” Lightbox General Manager Hema […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 10

   Black-ish Emmy-ish? … Sex&Drugs rolled … Prime scores netball tests … Next Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air live in SD on Sky’s Vibe channel, traditionally kick-starts the fall season on US TV. Variety’s critics reckons Black-ish has the edge but point out Veep’s prospects couldn’t be timelier to win best comedy. They’re torn between […]

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New to Blu: August 31 – September 6

   It’s a Blu-ray binge-watching bonanza this week with Captain America: Civil War vs a raft of mostly top TV series: The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Better Call Saul (season 2), Blindspot (s1), Hemlock Grove (s3) and The Big Bang Theory (s9). The Blu-ray of Captain America: Civil War goes on sale here in […]

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Hot Off the Press (Release): Spark Makes TV Free to Stream

Spark this morning announced its customers would receive permanently free access to its TV streaming service Lightbox. This follows providing them with a year’s free subscription. Here’s the release in full: Spark has announced today it will be giving all of its home broadband customers a huge amount of extra value by shouting them a […]

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Critical Condition: Fargo

“From the early evidence (I’ve seen the first four episodes), the show’s second season, which debuts Monday, is even better—much better. The cast is excellent, the plotlines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache. Moreover, unlike the first season, which seemed somewhat […]

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New to Blu: September 2 – 8

Mad Max: Fury Road “Fury Road goes ballistic and erupts on screen with a magnificent and often lovely 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that’ll leave viewers wanting to join in on the vehicular mayhem. “Shot on a variety on digital cameras, the freshly-minted transfer is a gorgeous sight to behold thanks in large part to the expert […]

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Lightbox on the Ball With Saul

Vikings and Outlander are the latest series that Lightbox will stream here in HD within hours of the US. Part two of Outlander’s first season will be available from from April 5 while Vikings’ third season premieres on February 20. Lightbox also is “express” streaming the latest seasons of Black Sails and Suits, and reports […]

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Better Call Lightbox

One of 2015’s most anticipated TV series, Better Call Saul, will be available exclusively to Lightbox subscribers from 8.00 on February 9. The Breaking Bad prequel opens with a two-night premiere express from the US, where a second series has been commissioned even before its February 8 premiere. Lightbox will fast-track each episode and CEO Kym Niblock predicts Kiwis “are going to love what […]

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Lightbox Calls on Saul

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will screen exclusively in HD on Lightbox. Spark’s streaming service announced this morning it had secured the prequel to the series that’s one of the signature drawcards on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will stream here when US cable channel AMC (The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels) premieres […]

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True Detective Triggers Top Ratings for US Debut

True Detective, which premieres tonight (SoHo, 8.30), had the highest-rating HBO debut since Boardwalk Empire in 2010. It went to air against the most-watched The Golden Globes ceremony in 10 years and drew 2.3 million viewers. That was well shy of Boardwalk Empire’s inaugural telecast (4.8 million) but ahead of Game of Thrones’ (2.2 million) […]

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