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New to Blu: April 30-May 6

Videophiles should be happy with the Blu-ray of Philomena, which offers two distinct styles. “One [is] the predominant clean digital photography representing the modern-day story and the other the significantly grittier and somewhat softer footage capturing the scenes from five decades past. Both look marvellous.” “Sharpness is very striking throughout the movie, and there are plenty of […]

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HD Ratings: Another Block-buster for TV3

Episode two of The Block NZ out-rated the penultimate episode of Mitre 10 Dream Home on Tuesday in the key demographics. TV3’s DIY challenge averaged 10.4% – 14.5% compared to 9.3% – 14.0% for TV2’s. Even with viewers 5+, The Block was more popular, although the traditional stronghold of this demo, TV One, won the […]

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HD Ratings: Girls Comes Up Short But Shorty Surges

The day after TV2 rightly trumpeted the ratings for Monday’s movie-length episode of  Shortland Street’s, its other Kiwi drama staple , Go Girls, suffered a series low for its double-episode finale. Given the revamped twentysomething drama averaged only 5.0% – 6.4% of the key demographics against weak to middling competition, and on the back of […]

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HD Ratings: Nightmare Debut for Dream Home Rival

TV3’s ratings took a hammering on Tuesday when it used Aussie DIY hit House Rules to spearhead a new-look line-up. House Rules didn’t rule in any of the key demographics, failing to rate above 4.0% for its premiere. Instead, it averaged only 2.8% – 3.4% against 11.4% – 16.7% for TV2’s Mitre 10 Dream Home […]

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This Week in HD: July 6-12

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Coasters (TV One, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown (TV One, 8.00) Call the Midwife (TV One, 8.30, R, F) CSI: New York (TV3, 9.30, 5.1, F) […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 6-12

Fans of The Almighty Johnsons will have to start praying to the Almighty if they want the Kiwi gods comedy/drama to endure beyond season three, which starts 8.30 tonight. Having seen off one NZ drama, Harry, with Arrow, TV2 is now setting its sights on another by relocating the comic book adaptation to 8.30 Thursdays […]

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TV3 Fires Up New HD Dramas and Comedies for 2013

MediaWorks today unveiled it new-season highlights for TV3 and Four to ad agencies and media in Auckland. Many of the new and returning shows are detailed online: TV3’s page is the most informative whereas Four’s lists only a handful of new comedies. While MediaWorks is no closer to upgrading Four to HD, it’s not yet […]

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