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HBO Max in NZ? Fuggedaboudid!

With Sky having smoothly completely its merger of Neon with Lightbox, and Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney+ well established in NZ, don’t hold your breath for HBO Max to surface here anytime soon. As the streamer’s newly appointed head of HBO Max International, former Hulu bigwig Johannes Larcher will oversee HBO Max’s global roll-out, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Cricket Deal for Spark Sport

Spark Sport will stream live international cricket from tonight with day one of the first test in the West Indies tour of England. It’s the result of a four-year deal for all international and domestic cricket matches played in England under the England and Wales Cricket Board. Here’s the media release: English Cricket moves to […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Neon “Light” Launches

Sky launched its new-look Neon today with fresh content from the platform’s merger with Spark’s Lightbox, a cleaner, simplified design, a new logo and availability on more devices, including Apple TV 4K (earlier generations miss out). Here’s the media release: New Neon came to life in the small hours and now we’re ready to entertain […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Signs UK Cricket Producer

Spark Sport will use a UK production company founded by a Formula One icon to cover NZ cricket matches played at home. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport signs Whisper as Cricket production partner Spark Sport has appointed award-winning UK production company Whisper as their production partner for all New Zealand cricket played on home […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in July

Next month Amazon Prime Video will add season two of Hanna, the world premiere of the movie The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, and a slew of top TV series, ranging from Frasier and The X-Files to Sons of Anarchy and Homeland. The Very Excellent Mr Dundee was to have been released theatrically in April. But […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in July

The first scripted series for adults to debut on the new US streaming service HBO Max will stream here on TVNZ OnDemand. Love Life (July 23) stars Anna Kendrick as a woman progressing from from her first love to lasting love (watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZp_g271jpo). “When it comes to playing a character who ages nearly a […]

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Look Who’s Back in Town

Amazon Prime Video will stream season two of subversive superheroes hit The Boys weekly from September 4, hard on the cape tails of the first season’s August 12 Blu-ray release. The series stars not one but two Kiwi actors, with Antony Starr as Homelander, the cold calculated all-American superhuman, and Karl Urban as the foul-mouthed […]

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New to Netflix in July

Deadwind: Season 2 (1/7/2020) Corruption and murder collide as Helsinki detectives Sofia Karppi and Sakari Nurmi scour the city for the rumoured connection. Say I Do (1/7/2020) Dream weddings really do come true as experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration. Warrior Nun (2/7/2020) After waking up in a […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Amazon’s New Amazing Race

Amid subsequently discounted news reports that it’s expanding beyond on-demand streaming, Amazon Prime Video today says it will premiere the latest Bear Grylls series globally on August 14. The 10-part adventure series pits 66 teams from 30 countries, including NZ, against one another as they traverse 671 kilometres of Fijian jungle over 11 days to reach the […]

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New to Neon in July

The first month of Neon’s merger with Lightbox will boast two box-set exclusives as well as a slew of SoHo premieres. High Fidelity (July 13) reimagines Nick Hornby’s novel from the female perspective. It stars Big Little Lies’ Zoë Kravitz as a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and top 5 lists — […]

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