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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ Courts Your Vote

TVNZ’s coverage of the general election campaign will include four debates, election night coverage anchored by John Campbell, Hilary Barry and Simon Dallow, extensive polling and a dedicated sign-language Kordia channel. Here’s the media release: Your Vote 2020: bringing election coverage to viewers across TVNZ channels and platforms As New Zealand gets ready to head […]

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New to View: August 2 – 8

SUNDAY ➢ Liar (S2) | TVNZ 1, 8.30 “Harry and Jack Williams’ thriller picks up where it left off three years ago, with the sex attacker surgeon, played by Ioan Gruffudd, dead in the Kent marshes … All involved do their very best with it, and the direction and cinematography are stylish. But I can’t help […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ OnDemand Glows Up

A new Kiwi reality show exclusive to TVNZ OnDemand will stream weekly from August 19. Glow Up NZ is based on a BBC format in which make-up artists compete to put the best face on their talent. Here’s the media release: Glam line-up revealed for TVNZ OnDemand’s new reality series, Glow Up NZ! Hosted by […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Three Still Match Fit

Two rugby greats are behind a new MediaWorks series about whipping some of their contemporaries into shape for “one big final match”. Here’s the media release: Sir Graham Henry and Buck Shelford to Star in New Entertainment Series Coming to Three MediaWorks is thrilled to announce a new factual entertainment series featuring New Zealand rugby […]

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Network Movies in HD: August 1 – 7

Saturday The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Blended (TVNZ 2, 8.30) Jaws 2 (Three, 8.30) The Edge of Seventeen (Three, 10.55)   Sunday Grudge Match (TVNZ 2, 1.30am)  Playing for Keeps (TVNZ 2, 12.05) Stars Wars: The Last Jedi (TVNZ 2, 8.20) The Florida Project (Maori TV, 8.30)  Atomic Blonde (Three, 8.40) The Graduate (Duke, 10.45) Victor Frankenstein […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 8 – 14

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will use two new light entertainment shows to refresh Thursday and Friday nights. Last Dad Standing (8.00 Thursdays from August 13) is a stand-up competition for Kiwi fathers that should be a big hit given it’s the lead-out for top-rating Police Ten 7; Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (7.30 Fridays from August 14) replaces the low-rating Fear Factor […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in August

The Lifetime channel is coming to NZ — as TVNZ’s latest branded video-on-demand channel. “We’re excited to have Lifetime join TVNZ OnDemand’s digital channel offering,” Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content, says. “Lifetime is big on entertainment and big on drama. It’s engaging, crowd-pleasing content and we know our viewers are going to love every […]

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New to Rialto in September

The Press, Politics & Power is the name of a Wednesday night documentary season Sky’s Rialto channel has scheduled for September. Four of the five titles will be NZ premieres and the fifth, Meeting Gorbachev, will screen for the first time on Rialto. The season will open with The Panama Papers (September 2), which charts the […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in August

Bear Grylls’ World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji will premiere August 14 on Amazon Prime Video. The 10-part series follows 66 teams from across the globe, including NZ, traversing the Fijian jungle. Promises the blurb: The greatest challenges are not the competing teams, but the unforgiving terrain which stands between all those competing and the finish […]

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Coro St Reverts to Half-an-Hour

Bad news, Coronation Street fans — the soap is soon to revert to three half-hour episodes a week. Last week TVNZ 1 aired hour-long instalments and will do so again tonight and tomorrow. But Thursday’s broadcast will mark a return to a half-hour strip for the foreseeable future. Initially I thought this was a scheduling […]

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