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Leaving Lightbox in December

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox farewells a slew of series in December, including seasons 1-4 of Mozart in the Jungle. Here’s the full line-up of pending departures:

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Leaving Neon in November

Poldark, SMILF and Project Runway All Stars will be leaving Sky’s Neon streaming service this month. Season three of Poldark will be gone after November 30, S1 of SMILF after November 22 and S4 of Runway after November 29. Among the movies that will be exiting are: On Chesil Beach (November 22) Molly’s Game (November […]

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New to Blu: November 13 – 19

  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw ➢ “This is an excellent Ultra HD presentation that looks great on my large screen. What struck me from the onset is the lifelike reproduction of the textures captured by the camera’s lens. Whether it be the finest minutia in physical features or rough textures on the surfaces […]

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New to Lightbox in December

Spark’s streaming platform will have only one NZ premiere next month: season six of Vikings. The 20-episode final season will screen in two 10-part instalments, beginning with a double-episode premiere on December 5; the next eight episodes will stream weekly. Reads the blurb: “After years of turmoil and tragedy, the series reaches its biggest climax yet with […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in November

Goodnight Kiwi makes a comeback today on TVNZ OnDemand, combining animation with celebrity storytelling of local yarns by the likes of the Topp Twins, Hilary Barry, Madeleine Sami & Jackie van Beek, Jeremy Wells, Urzila Carlson and Oscar Kightley. “These New Zealand stories will jump off the page through original illustrations, created in-house at TVNZ, showcased by lively performances,” […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Games Back On for Sky

This morning Sky announced it had won the rights to the Commonwealth Games for 2022 and 2026, which will include “a significant number of hours of live and curated coverage” on its free-to-air channel, Prime. Here’s the full press release: The Commonwealth Games return to Sky and Prime  Sky has secured the broadcast rights for […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 9 – 15

     Saturday    The Princess Bride | Three, 7.00      Big Momma’s House | TVNZ 2, 7.00   Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie | Maori TV, 7.00    Big Momma’s House 2 | TVNZ 2, 9.00   Andre the Giant | Three, 9.05   A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge | Duke, 9.40   Big Momma’s […]

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Schedule Watch: November 9

TVNZ 2 has blinked first and pulled Sunday’s network movie premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle because it would have clashed with Three’s repeat of Kingsman: The Secret Service. The sequel will now air next weekend; screening instead will be a repeat of Bad Moms. But the pre-emption interrupts a run of Sunday movie premieres […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 16 – 22

➢➢ Prime will launch a new season of Louis Theroux documentaries with Surviving America’s Most Hated Family (9.45 Thursdays from November 21).Thirteen years since first encountering one of America’s most notorious hate groups, Theroux returns to Kansas to spend time with the Westboro Baptist church, a controversial Christian ministry that for years has picketed at […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s New Season Launch

   TVNZ tonight announced its 2020 highlights, including a new multi-year BBC deal for wildlife documentary series and OnDemand exclusives like The Dead Lands, Glow Up and Doctor Who. Many of the local series already have been announced through NZ On Air funding rounds (One Lane Bridge, Black Hands) or co-pros (The Luminaries), but among the […]

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