Euros Score Strongly for TVNZ+

TVNZ Sales reports TVNZ+ Sports Hub has generated 19.2 million AP13+ streams in its first year and confirms the platform again will stream the Euros in 2028. Here’s what it told clients today: TVNZ is celebrating a successful first year for the TVNZ+ Sports Hub. Since launching in July 2023, over 1 million  (AP13+) profiles […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 20-26

Saturday The Famous Five: Peril on the Night Train (Three, 6.30) Journey to the Centre of the Earth (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (TVNZ 1, 8.05) Bend It Like Beckham (Three, 8.20) The Grey (Eden, 8.30) Bridget Jones’s Diary (TVNZ 2, 8.50) […]

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Kiwibank Relocates to WBD for New Property Show

The challenges of buying your first home will be explored in a new collaboration between Warner Bros. Discovery and Kiwibank. Here’s the media release: Warner Bros. Discovery and Kiwibank create new series about first home ownership in Aotearoa New Zealand Thursday, 18 July 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and Kiwibank have today announced a partnership […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 27-August 2

➢➢ Three refreshes its mid-evening line-up with three drama premieres, although one, outback noir Mystery Road (9.00 Wednesday), originally screened on Sky. Blue Lights (9.05 Monday) is another thriller, about three police recruits in Belfast who, a year into the job, face a drug-fuelled crime wave that leads them into a loyalist estate. The reviews […]

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Disney+ Adds Daisy Ridley Movie

Disney+ has buoyed this month’s slate with the July 19 premiere of the acclaimed Daisy Ridley movie, Young Woman and the Sea. She plays Trudy Ederle, the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel. Born to immigrant parents in 1905 New York City, the blurb says she “overcame adversity and the animosity of a patriarchal […]

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New to ThreeNow in August

“Finally, a funny cancel culture comedy,” declared The New Statesman about the best of next month’s streaming debuts on ThreeNow. Douglas is Cancelled (August 11, same day on Three) stars Hugh Bonneville as a journalist whose life implodes after a tweet about him allegedly making a sexist joke goes viral. Reads the blurb: Douglas and Madeline are […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 13-19

Saturday The Spy Next Door (Sky Open, 3.30) The Nut Job 2 – Nutty by Nature (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Heidi (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Zombieland: Double Tap (Three, 8.30) On the Road (Eden, 8.30) Life of the Party (TVNZ 2, 8.35) Lamb (Whakaata Māori, 8.55) The Outfit (TVNZ 2, 10.35)   Sunday Together Together (TVNZ 2, 12.25am) Puss […]

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New to TVNZ+: July 20-26

It’s more like TVNZ- for the last full week in July, with the only series premiere being a tabloid-ish Lifetime docuseries about post-prison life for a woman who served seven years for killing her abusive mother. Gypsy Rose: Life After Lockup (July 4) is billed as “raw and authentic look” at Gypsy Rose Blanchard facing […]

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Sky Rolls Out Wheel Blacks Docuseries

You can view the trailer here for a new Sky Originals NZ series that “lifts the lid” on NZ wheelchair rugby’s struggles to qualify for the 2024 Paris Paralympics. Here’s the media release: Sky Originals NZ goes behind-the-scenes with Aotearoa’s Wheel Blacks for the documentary series Wheel Blacks: Bodies on the Line Sky Open on Sunday […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 20-26

➢➢ The pick of the streaming premieres landing on linear TV is The Flatshare (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Monday), a 2022 comedy about a journalist still raw from a brutal break-up who timeshares with a hospice nurse on the basis they’ll never have to meet. Top critics loved it: “I can’t stop watching it” (The Guardian); […]

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