Apple TV+ to Stream Con Queen Expose

Apple TV+ will stream from May 8 a three-part documentary series about a con artist who impersonated “one of Hollywood’s most powerful women”. Here’s the media release: Apple TV+ announces explosive new documentary event Hollywood Con Queen, featuring the unbelievable story of one of Hollywood’s biggest scams, to premiere Wednesday, 8 May Three-part series from Emmy Award-winning […]

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Mayday for Shardlake on Disney+

Disney+ will drop all four episodes of Tudor drama Shardlake on May 1. Here’s the media release: DISNEY+ ANNOUNCES 1 MAY RELEASE DATE FOR ORIGINAL TUDOR MURDER-MYSTERY SERIES SHARDLAKE Based on the best-selling books by C.J. Sansom Starring Arthur Hughes, Anthony Boyle and Sean Bean All Episodes Streaming 1 May Exclusively on Disney+ Disney+ announced […]

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NZOA Backs New and Returning Documentaries

NZ On Air has approved non-fiction funding for a diverse range of documentaries, including series dealing with the terminally-ill, mental heath, an ongoing court trial and a road trip twist on dating. Also in the mix is a Gaylene Preston-directed profile of artist Dame Robin White that will screen on Sky Arts and RNZ. Here’s […]

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Stuff to Take Over Newshub on Three

Stuff will venture into primetime broadcasting and take over the running of Newshub on Three for Warner Bros. Discovery. Here’s the media release: A NEW FUTURE FOR THE 6PM NEWS AUCKLAND – 16 April 2024 – Stuff Group and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) today announced they have reached an agreement for Stuff to provide a daily […]

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Coming to a Streamer Near You

Ron Howard’s documentary film Jim Henson Idea Man will premiere May 31 on Disney+. Reads the blurb: Jim Henson Idea Man takes us into the mind of this singular creative visionary, from his early years puppeteering on local television to the worldwide success of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and beyond. Featuring unprecedented access to […]

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NZOA Pumps $13.4M Into New Shows

A new drama for Sky Open and a new dark comedy for Three have been greenlit in the latest NZ On Air funding round. Here’s the media release: Scripted drama, comedy and animation projects greenlit, creating ambitious content for local and international audiences NZ On Air has announced the funding of great new drama, comedy […]

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Network Movies in HD: April 13-19

Saturday Sing 2 (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Rabbit Academy (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) City of Lies (Eden, 8.30) She’s All That (Three, 8.35) The Phantom of the Open (TVNZ 1, 8.40) Little Woods (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Game Night (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Panic Room (Duke, 10.10) Miss You Already (TVNZ 2, 11.00)   Sunday Wild Rose (TVNZ 2, 1am) The […]

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ANZAC Day on Whakaata Māori

Whakaata Māori’s ANZAC Day commemoration will be an 18-hour marathon. Here’s the media release: ANZAC 2024: Kia Kotahi Rā! ‘We are of one house, and if our Pākehā brothers fall, we fall with them.’ Join Whakaata Māori for national Anzac Day 2024 commemorations, live and exclusive from C Company Māori Battalion Memorial House in Gisborne […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 20-26

➢➢ Both TVNZ 1 and Whakaata Māori commemorate ANZAC Day on April 25 but the latter dwarfs the former with its coverage. TVNZ 1 carries the Dawn Service from 6am and the National Commemoration Service and wreath laying ceremony from 11am, ahead of the midday documentary, All Blacks At War, which looks at how one in […]

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Sunday Officially Canned

As expected, TVNZ this afternoon officially axed current affairs flagship Sunday. Here’s the media release: Following yesterday’s confirmation of the proposal to stop production for Midday, Tonight and Fair Go, TVNZ confirms today it will also proceed with its proposal to stop production for Sunday. TVNZ Chief Executive Jodi O’Donnell says, “This was not an […]

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