Tag Archives: Gallipoli

New to Blu: April 15-21

New Zealand’s entry in the Oscar foreign-language category, The Dead Lands, lands on Blu-ray the same week as Aussie zombie sensation Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. The Dead Lands, a Maori language action-adventure about a chieftain avenging his father’s murder, stars Boy’s James Rolleston and Marco Polo’s Lawrence Makoare. Wyrmwood has been dubbed a “Mad […]

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New to Blu: April 1-7

The big hero of the Easter weekend Blu-ray slate is an animated take on one of Marvel’s lesser known superheroes. “As you’d expect, Disney’s 1080p presentation of Big Hero 6 is absolutely flawless. If there was an animated movie meant for big-screen projector viewing, this is it.” “The movie is awash in healthy colours that […]

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New Season: TV3 Backs Off Backstrom

As expected, TV3 has dumped new cop show Backstrom from its primetime beat after only two weeks. The move came after Thursday’s ratings showed no improvement on the premiere. TV3 is replacing and stablemate Motive with action movie as of next week, starting with an SD re-run of The Jackal and continuing on March 26 […]

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New Season: TV2 Benches Wednesday Comedies

TV2 is ditching two of its struggling Wednesday comedies and doubling up episodes of Two and a Half Men and Mom. Gone from the schedule after next week will be Marry Me and Benched. TV2 is quitting the newcomers after its once-strong, two-hour midweek block collapsed without the heft of The Big Bang Theory and 2 […]

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TV3 Gives Age Gap Love the Shove

TV3 is dumping Age Gap Love and replacing it with an extra episode of Gallipoli. The network has yet to reschedule the documentary series about couples who are aged years apart, which airs for the last time on Wednesday. The cancellation is surprising given the series has held its own against TV2’s Agent Carter and […]

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New Season: Top Gear Revs Up Thursdays for TV3

TV3’s Top Gear is not only rating streets ahead of when it screened on Prime but also is overtaking TV2’s Thursday night warhorses in crucial demographics. Last week’s Patagonia special averaged 5.5% – 8.2% of the key demos to be neck-and-neck with TV2’s Police Ten 7 (5.6% – 8.5%) in the 25-54 race and close […]

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New Season: How to Get Away With Ratings Murder

TV2’s new Tuesday night drama, How to Get Away With Murder, was an instant hit. Unlike Scandal, which was from the same stable, HTGAWM bowed to strong numbers. It averaged 6.9% to 11.2% of the major demographics, which earned it impressive channel shares of 20.5% – 28.4%. TV3’s NCIS had to settle for only 3.9% […]

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This Week in HD: February 7-13

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) IRB Sevens World Series (TV1, 6.45) Series Premiere: Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Season Premiere: Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Mid-Season Premiere: CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Series Premiere: Chicago PD (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Movie: US Marshals (TV1, 9.45, 5.1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: TV3 at Last Wages War on Rivals

The last of the HD networks to go wall-to-wall with new season shows, TV3, will make up for lost time with a week-six slate of premieres, including the first NZ HD broadcast of Top Gear and the Australian drama Gallipoli. It’s also making Saturday night’s a crime time showcase with three first-run series airing back-to-back, […]

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TV3’s New Season Master Stroke NZ

TV3 has picked up MasterChef NZ and will launch a Kiwi version of The Bachelor in 2015. The two properties hitherto have been TVNZ staples but TV One quit MasterChef for the lower-rating My Kitchen Rules NZ while TV2 has aired only the international versions of The Bachelor. The acquisitions were announced at MediaWorks’ new […]

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