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New to View: May 9 -15

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢The Masked Singer NZ Three, 7.00 Here’s The Spinoff’s guide to who the mystery singers may be behind the masks. Continues 7.30 Monday, when it will compete with TVNZ 2’s Popstars. Monday ➢ The Apprentice Aotearoa TVNZ 1, 8.30 A more apt title could […]

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Paramount+ Launches in Australia But When Here?

Despite being called ViacomCBS Australia & NZ (and helmed by a former TV3 programming chief), no mention was made of when Paramount+ will launch here following today’s announcement it would start streaming across the Tasman from August 11. If you want a sneak peek of what the service may offer and cost when it does […]

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Sky Double-Bills Doppelgängers

Sky’s come up with a doozey of a pop-up movie channel for June: Original v Remake. The season will run from June 18-21 and feature: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957) vs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Death at a Funeral (2007) vs Death at a Funeral (2010) The Adddams Family (1991) vs The […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in June

Sky Box Sets will complete its run of the original In Treatment series (2008-2010) within weeks of SoHo’s May 24 premiere of the belated fourth season. Here’s the full slate of June box sets, in order of their nightly 7.30 screening: Ballers S5 Strike Back S1 Jane the Virgin S5A Sons of Anarchy S5 Game […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 8 – 14

Saturday Aliens in the Attic (TVNZ 2, 6.30) Johnny English Strikes Again (Three, 7.00) Fighting With My Family (Three, 8.45) Final Destination 3 (Duke, 9.55) Zoolander 2 (TVNZ 2, 9.30) The Edge of Seventeen (Three, 11.00) Self/less (TVNZ 2, 11.30)   Sunday Sliding Doors (TVNZ 2, 1.35am) The BFG (TVNZ 2, 6.30) Colette (Maori TV, 8.30) Men In Black: International (Three, […]

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HD Ratings: Three’s Wednesday Wipeout

Three’s beach-themed Wednesday night schedule is leaving the competition in its wake. The network dominated from 7.30-11.00 with Bay Patrol, Bondi Rescue, The Rookie, Hawaii Five-O and Newshub Late in the core commercial demographics of 25-54 and 18-49. Bay Patrol bounced back from last week’s time-slot loss to Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad to average […]

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Spark Sport to Stream World’s Oldest Footy Contest

This just in: Spark Sport has gained the exclusive New Zealand broadcast rights to the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021. The platform also will offer live pay-per-view mixed martial arts events from May 16. Here are the media releases: SPARK SPORT BOLSTERS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WITH CONMEBOL COPA AMÉRICA 2021 CONMEBOL Copa América is the oldest football […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 15 – 21

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will premiere a local documentary series in its Saturday night Natural World slot on May 15. Fight for the Wild documents the “desperate battle” to protect the country’s wildlife and fauna from introduced predators like rats, stoats and possums. Reads the blurb: “It explores the notion of a Predator Free 2050 and asks whether this […]

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Kiwi Pony Saga Mystic Rides Again

Filming will start this month of another run of the NZ kidult hit, Mystic. TVNZ and CBBC have commissioned two more eight-part seasons of the series based on the Pony Club Secrets books. Here’s the media release: LIBERTINE PICTURES & SLIM FILM + TELEVISION ANNOUNCE DOUBLE SERIES RECOMMISSION OF FAMILY ACTION ADVENTURE MYSTIC Libertine Pictures (NZ) and […]

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HD Ratings: Eat Well? NZ Squashes Lomas

In a remarkable turnaround from their season premieres, Tuesday’s Eat Well for Less? NZ topped time-slot rival David Lomas Investigates. TVNZ 1’s Eat Well averaged 5.4% of 25-54-year-olds, the demographic both shows target, and 4.3% of 18-49s vs  3.7% and 3.1% respectively for Three’s Lomas. It was a week-on-week fall of 2.5 ratings points in […]

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