Tag Archives: HBO

Critical Condition: High Maintenance

High Maintenance (SoHo, 9.00 Thursday/encore 8.00 Wednesday) “Despite the consistent presence of weed, High Maintenance is not a stoner comedy. In fact — and this is a good thing — it’s a little hard to pin down exactly what the series is: Is it a comedic drama about the eccentric, pot-smoking personalities scattered throughout New York City? […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 19

HBO showdown … Wrong vibe for Emmys? … Fall season faux season … HBO continues to reign supreme at the Emmy Awards — but only just after an unprecedented challenge by FX. It collected 22 of this year’s trophies, with more than half (12) being for Game of Thrones. FX had the next most number of wins (18), collecting half of those for The People […]

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Odd Couple Sitcoms Coming Soon

SoHo will refresh its Thursday comedy block next month with odd-couple newcomers Divorce and Insecure. Divorce marks Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to series TV 12 years after Sex & the City ended its HBO run. It will screen 8.30 Thursdays from October 13, ahead of Insecure at 9.30. From Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan, Divorce stars […]

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SoHo Comedy Goes to Pot

HBO’s adaptation of an award-winning online comedy about a Brooklyn drug dealer will premiere here late next month. High Maintenance will screen 9pm Thursdays on SoHo from September 29, nearly two weeks after it launches in the US. Created and written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, it stars Sinclair as “The Guy”, a friendly, nameless pot dealer with eccentric clients […]

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SoHo Saddles Up Westworld

Expect HBO’s hotly anticipated Westworld to air Monday nights on SoHo from October 3. Sky’s premium drama channel has yet to confirm this but today HBO announced it would screen the controversial sci-fi reboot from October 2. It would be odd if SoHo didn’t rush it to air within 24 hours of HBO in the […]

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Critical Condition: The Night Of

The Night Of (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday) “Adapted by Steve Zaillian and Richard Price from the BBC series Criminal Justice, The Night Of is as much conceit as story. Lives intersect when a beautiful young woman is brutally stabbed and a young man, who appears to be a victim of circumstance, is charged. There will be […]

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Game of Thrones Kicks Off Early (Kind of)* UPDATED

Since this post, Sky has issued the following statement about the simulcast fiasco: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES DELAY GLOBAL SIMULCAST OF GAME OF THRONES SoHo’s planned simulcast of the first episode of season five of HBO’s Game of Thrones was delayed today due to playout issues experienced by the international company supplying the live feed. SKY has […]

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Still Not Clear When Going Clear Will Air Here

One of the best documentary series in years, HBO’s The Jinx, today can be streamed (albeit only in SD) on Sky’s Neon service. It originally aired in HD on SoHo but don’t expect to see the next HBO sensation, Going Clear, on SoHo or Neon this year. The Scientology expose screened to rave reviews this month on […]

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Winter Comes Earlier for Game of Thrones Fans

Sky at last has awoken from its winter slumber over simultaneous screenings with the US and will simulcast season five of Game of Thrones with HBO. That means SoHo will air a new episode at the same time it goes to air in the US, which will be 1pm Mondays from April 13. “New Zealand […]

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Sky Renews HBO for SoHo Throne

Sky today announced it has renewed its exclusive output deal with HBO in a multi-year, multi-platform deal that includes subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights for select titles like Game of Thrones, The Wire, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Girls. The news comes on the eve of Telecom launching its own Lightbox streaming service that […]

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