Tag Archives: Featured

Critical Condition: The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones | Neon, from Monday ☆☆☆☆ “Coarse, loud and laced with heart … Danny McBride’s new HBO comedy expands on the sensibilities of Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals to tackle the tacky world of megachurches … As treatments of in-family cannibalism go, The Righteous Gemstones is a complementary, more overtly comedic, portrait […]

Read more

New to Neon in September

Sky continues to invest in premium content for Neon, with the streaming platform next month offering three exclusive premieres and getting the jump on four SoHo properties. It also will stream the latest seasons of SoHo staples Mayans M.C. and The Deuce day-and-date with the linear channel. PEN15 (from September 7) is an Emmy-nominated comedy about […]

Read more

Schedule Watch: August 17

  On this weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30), ahead of Three’s Jonah premiere, John Campbell goes inside the Manu Samoa camp, as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup, to explore the increasingly popular choice of Pasifika players leaving their home nations for European contracts. Three isn’t holding back on its hyperbole in hailing Jonah (8.30 Sunday […]

Read more

Network Movies in HD: August 17 – 23

     Saturday    Planes 2: Fire and Rescue | TVNZ 2, 7am   Into the Woods | TVNZ 2, 7.00    Legends of Oz | Maori TV, 7.00   The Guilt Trip | Three, 8.55   The Matrix | TVNZ 2, 9.15   One Hour Photo | Duke, 9.25   Girl Missing | Three, 10.50   Survivor | TVNZ 2, 11.55          Sunday […]

Read more

TVNZ Streams Ahead Year-on-Year

TVNZ’s OnDemand streams are rocketing ahead, with average weekly streams up 78% year-on-year. Shortland Street, Friends, The  Big Bang Theory (which is now on Netflix NZ, including the first three seasons in HD — TVOD’s are SD), Home and Away and Coronation Street are the most “binge watched” shows — and also the most streamed. It […]

Read more

Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Expands Rugby Streaming

Sky is tackling the competition from Spark Sport by flexing its rugby streaming muscle with the $62 million acquisition of the world’s biggest online rugby network. Here’s the press release in full: SKY NEW OWNER OF GLOBAL STREAMING APP RUGBYPASS Sky is expanding its reach into the global rugby market with the acquisition of RugbyPass, […]

Read more

Leaving Lightbox in September

New fans of time traveling romance Outlander will need to hurry up and stream season three on Lightbox, as next month it will leave the Spark platform. That means the only season still on Lightbox will be the fourth, which has just been released in a stunning Blu-ray set. Season five is still filming and […]

Read more

HD Heads-Up: August 24 – 30

  ➢➢ TVNZ 1’s new 8.30 Monday crime drama, Wild Bill, which was postponed until August 26 to avoid facing off against the conclusion to Jonah, now will launch opposite another local newcomer on Three: The Gulf. The six-part German co-production set on Waiheke Island stars Kate Elliot (Fresh Meat) as a detective who suspects the car crash […]

Read more

Critical Condition: Deep Water

Deep Water | TVNZ OnDemand, from Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “Adapted from the novels of Paula Daly by Mrs Wilson’s Ann Symons, Deep Water’s observations on class insecurity and sex are acute and a pivotal dinner party is truly cringe-making, even as implausibilities mount up a little too conveniently … The performances, though, are up to snuff, […]

Read more

Hot Off the Press Release: Spidercam Comes to Sky Sport

Sky is setting up a dedicated Spidercam channel for ground-breaking coverage of this weekend’s All Blacks and Black Ferns games. Here’s the full press release: THE AMAZING SPIDERCAM – A NEW WAY TO WATCH THE GAME Sky Sport is excited to announce that it will be offering rugby fans an alternative, gravity-defying way to watch […]

Read more