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Coming Soon to Apple TV+ and Netflix

Apple TV+ has unveiled the trailer for Sidney, an Oprah Winfreuy-produced documentary about groundbreaking Oscar-winner Sidney Poitier that will stream from September 23. Reads the blurb: This revealing documentary honours the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the centre of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring […]

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HD Ratings: Big Lomas Lift for Three

The return of David Lomas Investigates boosted Three’s Wednesday night ratings, helping the network to win the 8.30 hour in the core commercial demographics. The season premiere averaged a stunning 4.5% of 25-54 year-olds, Three’s target audience, and 2.9% of 18-49s. TVNZ 2’s Taskmaster NZ averaged 2.7%/2.3% and TVNZ 1’s Location Location Location 1.6%/1.0%. Three […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 27 – September 2

➢➢ Life After Life (TVNZ 1, 9.35 Saturday) was dubbed “a Groundhog Day period drama that makes you care about its characters” by The Telegraph because of its premise: a stillborn child who is reborn time and again in a scenario that spans two world wars. Last Night in Soho’s Thomasin McKenzie stars in what The Guardian praised […]

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HD Ratings: Gilded Age Shines for Prime

Prime’s new Tuesday night period drama The Gilded Age is rating better than previous dramas the channel’s aired in the slot. This week’s episode average 0.4% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which is an improvement on the 0.0%-0.2% the likes of And Just Like That …, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, Your Honor and Succession typically […]

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Neon to Reveal All About House of the Dragon

Neon will stream a behind-the-scenes series about HBO’s House of the Dragon that will follow each weekly episode of the Game of Thrones prequel. The House That Dragons Built will feature everything from set construction and digital effects to cast interviews and producer insights. It will stream from 2.00 Mondays for the first five weeks, then […]

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HD Ratings: Skyscraper Towers Over Brokenwood

Three’s Sunday movie Skyscraper rated through the roof, clobbering The Brokenwood Mysteries and TVNZ 2’s movie The Mountain Between Us. The previous week’s season-eight premiere of Brokenwood easily won its two-hour slot in the core commercial demographics, when it averaged 3.1% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.9% of 18-49s. But episode two could muster only 1.9%/1.5% respectively […]

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HD Ratings: Grease Was the Word

Three’s last-minute scheduling of Grease in the wake of Olivia Newton-John’s death proved to be a Friday night crowdpleaser. It averaged 3.1% of the channel’s 25-54 viewership and while the opening half-hour lost to TVNZ 1’s The Repair Shop, which also averaged 3.1% for the hour, it dominated thereafter. Grease’s first hour lost to TRS […]

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Sons of Anarchy Star Rides Again

An Apple TV+ series starring Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam astride another motorbike will stream from October 14, when the first three of 12 episodes will premiere. Based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram is billed as “a hopeful cinematic love story coupled with a thrilling epic adventure that follows one man’s journey […]

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Netflix to Bow America’s Cup Doco

A documentary about the historic 1983 America’s Cup upset will stream next month on Netflix as part of the second season of Untold. Race of the Century is billed as “a classic underdog story” about the scrappy group of Australians who dethroned the New York Yacht Club and broke the longest winning streak in history: 132 […]

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Tova Talks Tanks and More

Prime will screen radio journalist Tova O’Brien’s interview with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday at 7.30. It also will stream on Neon from Tuesday. Reads the blurb for Tova Meets Zelensky: Today FM journalist and radio host Tova O’Brien sits down with President Volodymyr Zelensky in an exclusive interview to hear first-hand his response to […]

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