Archive | Channels RSS feed for this section

HD Ratings: The Project Beats Shortland Street

Three’s The Project, Lego Masters and crime dramas reigned on Queen’s Birthday Monday. They won or dominated in all the core commercial demographics. Without TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp as a rival, The Project out-rated TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street in three of the key demos and split the 18-49 vote. SS averaged just 3.9% of the channel’s […]

Read more

Duke Cuts Live PD Uncut

TVNZ Duke is pulling Live PD Uncut from its Friday night schedule because of the US rioting. It will replaced the reality series with stand-up specials for the next three weeks: Danny Bhoy Live: At the Festival Theatre (10.15 Friday); John Bishop Live: Rollercoaster Tour (10.20, June 12); and Russell Brand Live: Messiah Complex (10.25, […]

Read more

HD Ratings: Lomas Nibbles Away at Eat Well

Three’s David Lomas Investigates has closed the gap with TVNZ 1’s Eat Well for Less? NZ in the key 25-54 demographic. Both networks target this audience with their programming. When Eat Well premiered two weeks ago, three rating points separated them in this demo. But last Tuesday the gap was barely one point, with Eat […]

Read more

New Neon to Launch Next Month

This morning Sky announced the merger of its Neon streaming service and Spark’s Lightbox will launch on July 7. But it’s not yet clear if Spark will continue to bundle the new survice with its broadband plans. Here’s Sky media release. Neon – a new look, 100% New Zealand owned and a new offer for […]

Read more

New to View: May 31 – June 6

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online MONDAY The Parachute Murder Plot | TVNZ 1, 8.40 “The Parachute Murder Plot is totally chilling and literally everyone’s worst nightmare come true. The documentary delves deeper into the story and tells the story of this case, which is actually too horrific to even […]

Read more

New to DocPlay in June & July

Spearheading the coming attractions this month and next on documentary streaming platform DocPlay is McKellen: Playing the Part, complete with footage of Sir Ian McKellen on the set of The Lord of the Rings. “The thrilling clips here of his big Shakespearean roles are worth the price of a ticket alone,” The Guardian said. “About […]

Read more

New to Amazon Prime Video in June

Next month’s premieres on Amazon Prime Video may leave you questioning the value of your subscription. It adds 13 seasons of the comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (June 5), S1-8 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (June 1) and S1-13 of Criminal Minds (June 5). There’s one movie premiere that should be worth a look, 7500 […]

Read more

Woohoo! The Simpsons in 4:3 HD

This could be the best reason to subscribe to Disney+: The Simpsons has been restored to its original 4:3 aspect ratio. Subscribers can choose between watching the series in 16:9 widescreen, so the image fills the entire screen of modern TVs, or the original aspect in which the episodes were broadcast before their conversion to […]

Read more

New to TVNZ OnDemand in June

TVNZ OnDemand is bustin’ out all over for June, with a slew of premieres, the return of Flack and The Twilight Zone, and express from the US, The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! Here’s the trailer for the new Bachelor highlights show (weekly from June 9): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iRD22Gf5g4 In each episode, host Chris Harrison will recap the […]

Read more

Network Movies in HD: May 30 – June 5

Saturday The Young Victoria (TVNZ 1, 11.55am) The Giver (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Johnny English Strikes Again (Three, 7.00) Due Date (TVNZ 2, 8.40) Eraser (Three, 8.45) Red Planet (Duke, 9.25) The Enforcer (Prime, 9.30) The Disaster Artist (TVNZ 2, 10.30)   Sunday Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Martian (Three, 8.30) The Inland Road (Maori TV, 8.30) Aloha (TVNZ […]

Read more