New to AMC+ Etc in July

AMC+ is bereft of premieres in July but sister service Acorn TV has three returning crime drama exclusives. Season two of Signora Volpine (July 29) has former British spy Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox) putting her restoration plans in the Umbrian countryside on hold to investigate the murder of a pillar of the community and to […]

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Unprecedented America’s Cup Coverage Promised

On the eve of Stuff providing Warner Bros. Discovery NZ with a new nightly news hour on Three, the two are setting sail with Emirates Team NZ to deliver unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the next America’s Cup contest. Every race will be live, replayed in full at breakfast time, and available in full on-demand. Here’s […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 29-July 5

➢➢ Ahead of the UK general election comes the four-part docuseries The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday). “This horrifying series makes it way through years of splutter-bumbles and shouting at yucca plants and wrecking everything, until even his champions declare him friendless,” said The Guardian. “Still, it’s way too soon for this […]

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The Traitors NZ to Return July 1

Season two of The Traitors NZ will stream on ThreeNow and screen on Three twice-weekly from July 1. Here’s the media release: MORE LIES, TRICKERY, AND DEVILISH DECEIT! THE TRAITORS NZ RETURNS, CAST REVEALED Sunday 16 June 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has unveiled the 22 contestants who daringly signed up for the second season of The […]

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New to TVNZ+: June 22-28

Mary & George (June 26) stars Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine in the outrageous true story of Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham who moulded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Vanity Fair called it “a compelling trip to the gay 1600s” but thought the Starz series “eventually becomes […]

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Network Movies in HD: June 15-21

Saturday Red Dog (Sky Open, 3.35) The Mitchells vs. The Machines (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Around the World in 80 Days (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Hustlers (Three, 8.30) Pans Labyrinth (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) The Aviator (Eden, 8.50) Snowpiercer (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Takers (TVNZ 2, 11.25)   Sunday Halloween Kills (Duke, 12.45am) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (TVNZ 2, 1.20am) Shrek (TVNZ 2, 3.55) Like a Boss (Three, […]

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New to ThreeNow in July

A BBC comedy/drama about an autistic Scottish woman’s life being upended by her sister’s hasty engagement premieres next month on ThreeNow. The BBC billed the six-part Dinosaur (July 21) as “a coming of age series exploring those moments of change we experience in the various relationships in our life including sisterhood, friendship and romance”. “This spiky and […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 22-28

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will test the appeal of lightweight American drama on its schedule with the premiere of a series about a quirky lawyer who first appeared in a show that ran for seven seasons on Three. Elsbeth (8.25 Tuesday) is named after Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston), who often clashed in the courtroom with The […]

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New to TVNZ+: June 15-21

It’s a big week for sport on TVNZ+, with live coverage of  the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship and a 2023 docuseries about a Queensland team’s inaugural NRL season. Dawn of the Dolphins (June 15) follows legendary supercoach Wayne Bennett and the Queensland-based Dolphins as they prepare to transition from a community club to the […]

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New House Show Big Sunday Hit

TVNZ 1 has a new Sunday night hit with the premiere of its latest property porn show, New Zealand’s Best Homes With Phil Spencer. It averaged 113,679 viewers aged 25-54 to earn a 5.37 rating and a 33 share of the network’s core commercial demographic. That made it the fourth-most watched programme of the night […]

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