Spring Dawn for Morning Show S2

The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies is among the stars joining season two of one of the best series on Apple TV+, The Morning Show. The streamer has just dropped a trailer for the 10-part season, which will stream weekly from September 17. It introduces Margulies as a new news anchor and reveals how Steve Carell’s […]

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New to View: June 13 – 19

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Eden SoHo, 9.30 Australian missing-person mystery that The Guardian dubbed “mediocre … Sometimes it’s compellingly strange, as if its very form has been affected by the narcotics consumed by the characters; sometimes it’s frustratingly elusive. Eden dances to its own woozy beat, laced […]

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Apple TV+ Renews See for S3

Apple TV+ has announced a third season of See ahead of the post-apocalyptic series returning for S2 on August 27. The series is set in the far future when a virus has robbed humankind of its sense of sight. It stars Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss — the father of twins born centuries later […]

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Network Movies in HD: June 12 – 18

Saturday Storks (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Monsters vs. Aliens (Three, 7.00) The Hills Have Eyes 2 (Duke, 8.30) Hotel for Dogs (Maori TV, 8.40) No (Maori TV, 8.45) This Town (Three, 8.50) What to Expect When You’re Expecting (TVNZ 2, 9.45) BlacKkKlansman (Three, 10.50) The Disaster Artist (TVNZ 2 midnight)   Sunday Everybody Wants Some! (TVNZ 2, 2am) The Mummy […]

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Invasion Spearheads Apple TV+ Sneak Peek

The newest sci-fi series from Apple TV, Invasion, which stars Sam Neill, will stream globally from October 22. It’s part of a 2021 slate that Apple’s offered a sneak peek at with this trailer. As well as Invasion, which has its own trailer, the promo reel includes “never before seen glimpses” of such Apple Original […]

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Amazon Talks Up Conversations With Friends

Amazon Prime Video’s latest addition to its burgeoning streaming library in this market is a new series from the creator of Normal People (above). It has picked up the NZ, Australian, Canadian and African rights to Conversations With Friends, the second collaboration from author Sally Rooney, Endeavor Content, Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster) and […]

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HD Ratings: State of Origin a Winner for Three

Three’s live State of Origin telecast on Wednesday won its slot in the core commercial demographics but rated lower than its lead-in, crime drama LA’s Finest. The first half averaged 2.8% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.5% of 18-49s; the second half, 1.8% / 1.4%. It was the first State of Origin game to screen on […]

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Marvel Shows Top Streaming Universe

Disney+ has struck the streaming mother lode with its Marvel series, Parrot Analytics reports. Here’s its analysis of the most in-demand shows with US audiences so far this year, ahead of the latest Disney+ Marvel premiere, Loki. WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earned 38.9x and 37.8x the demand of the average show, […]

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Disney+ Confirms 20+ New Star Titles

Disney+ will add more than 20 new titles to its Star channel over the over the next year. Here’s the media release: New Zealand (9th June 2021), Disney+ confirms over 20 titles will premiere exclusively on Star on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand including “Pam & Tommy”, “Welcome to Wrexham” and The Kardashian-Jenner upcoming series […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 19 – 25

➢➢ The chief new network TV highlight for the week starting June 19 will be the premiere of yet another home makeover series. My Impossible House (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Thursday) will follow British homeowners as they try to turn historic structures, from windmills and churches to rundown barns and lighthouses, into dwellings … ➢➢ Duke will […]

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Disney+ a Plus for Sky Broadband?

Sky hopes to tempt new broadband customers by offering 12 months of free Disney+ streaming. In case you missed it, the deal was announced yesterday. Here’s the media release: Sky and Disney+ collaborate to offer an exclusive deal for Sky Broadband customers 9 June 2021 Sky has today announced a collaboration with Disney+ that will […]

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New to Blu: June 9 – 15

Award-winning Korean immigrants drama Minari can be streamed in 4K but isn’t being released in the higher resolution on disc. “Minari comes to Blu-ray disc featuring 1080p AVC encoded video and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound,” AVSForum said. Colours are effectively used in this film to help set the tone/setting based upon the mood […]

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HD Ratings: MasterChef Beats Apprentice

TVNZ 2’s season premiere of MasterChef Australia improved on time-slot predecessor Popstars but still couldn’t beat Three’s The Masked Singer NZ in the core commercial demographics. It averaged 3.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.2% of 18-49s vs 6.1% / 4.9% for Masked Singer. It also lost to TVNZ 1’s Spotlight: Craig McLachlan, which averaged 4.9% […]

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New to View: June 6 – 12

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ A Love Yarn TVNZ 1, 8.30/TVNZ OnDemand Kiwi Anna Hutchison plays a Canuck who inherits her grandmother’s knitting shop in this NZ-Canadian co-production. Set in small-town NZ, it co-stars Westside’s Simon Arblaster, Annie Whittle and 800 Words’ Olivia Tennet. Monday ➢ Spotlight: Craig McLachlan […]

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Network Movies in HD: June 5 – 11

Saturday The SpongeBob Movie:Sponge Out of Water (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! (Three, 7.00) The Prince of Egypt (Maori TV, 8.40) Goldstone (Maori TV, 8.45) 2 Guns (Three, 9.15) Black Sheep (TVNZ 2, 9.40) War Dogs (TVNZ 2, 11.30) Patriots Day (Three, 11.30)   Sunday Jerked (TVNZ 2, 1.35am) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TVNZ […]

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