New to TVNZ+: March 2-8

A documentary about the aftermath of the 2011 grounding of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, which was dubbed NZ’s “largest solution disaster”, premieres March 4 on TVNZ+. Taking Back Our Beach uses previously unseen stock footage and amazing photos, augmented by re-enactments and CGI graphics, to capture “the shock, anger and grief […]

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Earthsounds Debuts on Apple TV+

An immersive 4K-UHD natural history series that uses state-of-the-art audio to shed new light on our world premieres today on Apple TV+ in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Here’s the trailer and the media release: Apple TV+ today revealed the premiere date and official trailer for new 12-part documentary series Earthsounds, narrated by Golden Globe […]

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‘Live Start’ for Sky Open Super Rugby and NRL

This weekend kicks off Sky’s new super rugby and NRL strategy that will see games ‘live start’ free-to-air on Sky Open but become progressively delayed with ad breaks throughout the broadcast. Here’s the media release about the on-air talent and scheduling: Sky Sport unveils strong lineup for DHL Super Rugby Pacific and Sky Super Rugby Aupiki […]

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Network Movies in HD: February 23-March 1

Saturday A Dog’s Purpose (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Ride Like a Girl (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Our Brand is Crisis (Eden, 8.30) Sherlock Homes 2 (Three, 8.35) Arbitrage (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Made of Honor (TVNZ 2, 8.50) Blair Witch (Duke, 9.35) The Guilt Trip (TVNZ 2, 10.55) Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of American Music (Sky Open, midnight)   Sunday Cellular (TVNZ 2, […]

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Sky’s Marathon Olympics Coverage

Sky’s marathon coverage of the Paris Olympics will include “virtually round-the-clock” free-to-air content on Sky Open, although much of this will be highlights and replays, with some live events between 7pm and 9am, as well as multiple 24-hour channels and Sky Sport 3. Here’s the media release: Sky reveals talent and broadcast plans and teases […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 2-8

➢➢ TVNZ 2’s obsession with dating formats continues with the return of Love Triangle (9.00 Monday/8.30 Tuesday) and the debut of James Must-A-Pic His Mum a Man (9.30 Thursday-Friday), in which Celebrity Treasure Island winner James Mustapic sets up his mother on a fake worst-man-in-the-world date and one real date, guiding her covertly through a hidden earpiece. TVNZ 2 also is resurrecting […]

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Oscars to Stream Live on Disney+

First it was sport, now it’s awards shows that streamers are increasingly usurping from pay and free-to-air broadcasters around the world. Netflix is streaming the Screen Actor Guild Awards live and now Disney+ has nabbed the rights to the biggest showbiz trophy, the Academy Awards. At least in NZ — in Australia, they will air […]

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Napoleon and American Fiction to Stream

Next week Apple TV+ and Prime Video subscribers will be able to stream the Oscar-touted Napoleon and American Fiction. The former streams from March 1 on Apple TV+ and has been nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Best Achievement in Production Design and Best Achievement in Costume Design. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French […]

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New to Neon in March

Dark City: The Cleaner (March 4) is a Sky Originals NZ about a police station cleaner who moonlights as a serial killer dubbed “The Christchurch Carver”. But when his alternate identity is blamed for killing he didn’t commit, he sets out to find the murderous copycat — only to realise he’s being hunted by an […]

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Prime Video Dusts off Rust for March

Fans of the underrated Showtime drama American Rust that’s screening free-to-air on Sky Open following its SoHo run will have to sign up to Prime Video to stream the second season from March 28. The original, which stars Jeff Bridges and Maura Tierney, can still be streamed on Neon but S2 will be exclusive to […]

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