Tag Archives: Heroes: Reborn

New to Blu: April 20 – 26

“Truth‘s 1080p transfer won’t redefine the way people view Blu-ray, but it’s a solid, source-based image that carries the movie well. The digital photography translates easily to 1080p, reproducing, often, fine and exacting details in the broader spectrum of clothes, faces, and general backgrounds in homes, offices, and studios.” “Slick, vibrant, and razor sharp best […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 15

Best Picture-nominee The Martian will be released here on 2D and 3D Blu-ray on February 3. It earned seven nominations while another front-runner, Bridge of Spies, which notched up six, goes on sale on February 24. Other nominees coming soon include Sicario (January 27), which this week topped the sales chart in the US, and Spectre (March […]

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This Week in HD: January 9 – 15

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) One News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: It Takes Two (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Gulliver’s Travels (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Doc Martin (TV1, 8.10) Network Movie Premiere: Mr Pip (TV3, 8.45, 5.1) Movie: One for the Money (TV2, 8.55, R) Sherlock (TV1, 10.10, […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 9 – 15

From hero to zero … TV3’s Heroes Reborn returns January 11 in a new time slot: 11.15 Mondays. The sci-fi reboot has been demoted to late-night after the first 10 episodes tanked in primetime. But at least TV3 is keeping the faith with fans by airing the last three episodes of season one within five days of the US (where Heroes […]

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This Week in HD: November 14 – 20

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Puss in Boots (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: The Bounty Hunter (TV2, 8.45, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (TV3, […]

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HD Ratings: 3D To Be Deep-Sixed

Within days of announcing it wasn’t renewing MasterChef NZ, TV3 has revealed it’s planning to axe HD current affairs half-hour 3D. The announcement follows another week of lousy ratings, with Monday’s 9.30 broadcast averaging only 1.2% – 3.0% of the core commercial demographics. 3D has struggled from the outset. The fault lies not in the calibre of the field reportage, which has notched up […]

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HD Ratings: Heroes Stillborn

TV3’s new Monday night sci-fi drama Heroes Reborn delivered anything but heroic ratings. The double-episode averaged only 2.7% – 4.5% of the commercial demographics off the back of MasterChef NZ’s season final (4.6% – 6.8%). Viewership plummeted over the two hours. It opened with 7.3% of the 25-54 demo but closed with only 2.3%. The fall-off […]

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Critical Condition: Heroes Reborn

“Surely there can be no doubt that recommitting to Heroes requires a leap of faith, considering how the show’s original run famously imploded after its first season — losing track of its characters and its story and plummeting through incoherence into irrelevance. Still, the buzz-generating energy of that first 2006 season lingers, enough to cause NBC and creator Tim […]

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This Week in HD: September 26 – October 2

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Bridge to Terabithia (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: Epic (TV3, 7.00) Movie: The Green Hornet (TV2, 8.55, R) Movie: Happy Gilmore (TV3, 9.05, R) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 10.30, R) […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 26 – October 2

The series premieres of Heroes Reborn, The Player and Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris will spearhead an unprecedented slate of “express from the US” series on free-to-air TV in HD. Their launch in the last week of September signals an exceptionally competitive fourth quarter that includes The Block NZ: Villa Wars, My Kitchen Rules NZ […]

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