Tag Archives: Quickflix

Tardis Titans in the HD Zone

Doctor Who fans can rejoice in the prospect of at last being able to see a NZ broadcast of the series in HD. Sky’s The Zone is picking up the first seven seasons of the Russell T Davies’ reboot, covering the appearances of the ninth (Christopher Eccleston), tenth (David Tennant) and eleventh (Matt Smith) doctors but […]

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Lightbox Calls on Saul

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will screen exclusively in HD on Lightbox. Spark’s streaming service announced this morning it had secured the prequel to the series that’s one of the signature drawcards on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will stream here when US cable channel AMC (The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels) premieres […]

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Netflix NZ Bound

Netflix today announced it would launch an Australian-NZ HD and 4K streaming service in March but has not yet disclosed pricing. Among the highlights exclusive to the platform will be the original series family thriller Bloodline, starring Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard; Marvel’’s Daredevil, with Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson and […]

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Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

New Zealand’s newest video on demand service will stream virtually all of its content in HD. Lightbox, which goes live later this month, initially will offer 5000 hours of TV shows at launch and almost everything except children’s programmes will be accessible in 720p or 1080p. That will be in stark contrast to TVNZ, MediaWorks […]

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Quickflix Signs Lion’s Share of Lionsgate TV

Good news for Nurse Jackie fans frustrated by the latest season airing in SD on Four: you’ll soon be able to view it in HD on Quickflix. The streaming service has done a deal with Lionsgate Television International that adds not only the hospital comedy to its inventory but also Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange […]

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More Xbox and Box Set Streaming on the Cards

House of Cards may be one of the lowest-rating HD drama series on TV3 but it’s the network’s #1 video on demand drawcard. Coinciding with today’s Blu-ray release of the first season, MediaWorks TV announced season two will be available to watch as a box set on its VOD platform, 3NOW, for 28 days from […]

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Quickflix Offers HD Streaming of Top TV Shows

Quickflix has launched a TV streaming initiative in HD for subscribers and casual customers alike. Quickflix has had a patchy track record for HD delivery but a spokeswoman says all the new TV titles will be “available in HD provided the relevant viewing device supports that resolution”. According to the press release, shows include Downton Abbey, […]

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Press Release: Quickflix Announces Launch of Latest TV Service

Quickflix today announces the launch of its new TV service, which will offer latest season TV series to customers, whether they are Quickflix subscribers or not. The new offering from Quickflix, which will launch soon, is brand new for New Zealand and will allow Kiwis to stream-to-own leading international TV shows on an episode-by-episode or […]

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Sony Green Lights New Blu-ray Players for April

Sony will launch three Blu-ray players in April with a faster loading optical drive that’s fully enclosed for improved stability. The new models also will sport the “Sense of Quartz” styling that will be a feature of Sony’s Ultra HD TV range. Two of the models —  BDP-S3100 and BDP-S5100 — will offer Sony’s TV SideView […]

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HD Feed: October 2

TV3’s Homeland returned on Monday with about half the viewership of its time-slot rivals, Beyond the Darklands on TV One and Grey’s Anatomy on TV2. It averaged 5.7% – 6.8% of the key demos, compared to Darklands’ 7.0% – 12.1% and Grey’s 11.6% – 13.3%. It’s a disappointing result given the excellence of the series and the […]

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