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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Aces NZ Open Deal

Sky continues to cement ambitions to be the ultimate platform for NZ sport with the “presenting sponsorship” of golf’s The New Zealand Open. Here’s this morning’s press release in full: New Zealand Open announces partnership with Sky Sport The country’s premier golfing event, The New Zealand Open, is delighted to announce a new long-term partnership […]

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New to SoHo2 in November

SoHo2 will screen HBO’s latest fantasy drama, His Dark Materials, the same time as the US from November 5. Each new episode will air 3pm Tuesday and repeat at 8.30. The Philip Pullman adaptation follows a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen […]

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New to SoHo in November

Dublin Murders, an acclaimed BBC thriller that went to air this week in the UK, will premiere November 17 on SoHo. The Guardian hailed the adaptation of the Tana French novels as “a breathless whodunnit with more dread by the minute” and The Telegraph, “an old-fashioned crime drama …. pitched somewhere between a Nordic noir […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in November

Sky Box Sets will premiere season four of Queen of the South on November 30, after three days of back-to-back box sets of the first three seasons, and S6 of Younger on November 18.  Another channel newcomer will be the baffling SoHo mystery, The City and the City. SBS also will strip S1-5 of The Wire […]

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Leaving Lightbox in November

   Three Kiwi staples and the latest seasons of Vikings and Outlander are among the series streaming for the last time next month on Lightbox. Box sets of The Almighty Johnsons and Outrageous Fortune will exit the Spark platform on November 30, along with the first two seasons of Westside. S4 of Outlander will depart […]

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New to Blu: October 9 – 15

   Spider-Man: Far From Home ➢ “As with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home arrives on 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony rather than Disney. This immediately brings an advantage in the shape of a Dolby Vision master – something Disney hasn’t bothered with on any of its releases since Black Panther. I’d actually say that Dolby […]

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HD Ratings: Thor’s Might Unbeatable

  TVNZ 2’s network movie premiere of Thor: Ragnarok on Sunday hammered the competition, including TVNZ 1’s “world premiere” of The War of the Worlds. The BBC miniseries averaged 2.7% of 25-54 year-olds and 1.5% of 18-49s vs 4.7% and 3.7% respectively for Thor. The latter had a 90-minute head start on Worlds, so was peaking […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Historic Deal for Sky and NZ Rugby

Sky TV will seek shareholder approval on Thursday for what it dubs a “revolutionary” deal with NZ Rugby that ties up multi-platform rights and provides the sporting body a 5% stake in the satcaster. Here’s the full press release: New Zealand Rugby and Sky Announce Revolutionary Broadcast Agreement New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Sky have […]

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Schedule Watch: October 11

The cancellation of the NZ vs Italy Rugby World Cup game means Saturday’s 1 News at 6pm will screen as normal while airing from 7.00-8.30 on TVNZ 1 will be RWC 2019: The Story So Far, a look back at the best of the tournament. The network also will add an episode of Dinner Date […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Raises Cricket Stakes

Sky announced this morning it had secured rights for key inter-national cricket tournaments for the next four years. It follows Spark’s nabbing of domestic rights for NZ Cricket games in this country. Here’s the full press release and schedule:  Sky extends international cricket deal for four more years  Sky has extended its exclusive broadcast deal […]

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