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Neon Nabs Love Island UK

Sky’s Neon will start streaming Love Island UK from January 14. The series bombed last year on Three, when the broadcaster tried to shoehorn the racy show into a 5pm slot as the lead-in to Newshub Live. But it performed well on ThreeNow and there will be six new episodes a week on Neon “Express” […]

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Leaving Neon in January

This month is your last chance to stream on Neon seasons one of MacGyver and Save Me, and six of Elementary. Among the movies leaving the platform will be Avengers: Infinity War, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Ready Player One. Here’s the full list of departures:

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New to Neon in January

Next month Sky’s streaming service Neon will launch four series express from the US. They will include three premieres and the fifth season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (weekly from January 15). The Outsider (weekly from January 13) is a Stephen King dramatisation about a murder investigation with a supernatural twist starring Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Bateman and […]

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New to Acorn in January

A top British series that was a Rialto Channel exclusive will stream next month on Acorn TV. Blood is a superbly constructed thriller about a dysfunctional Irish family unravelling the circumstances behind the mother’s tragic death. It stars Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar and Unforgotten’s Carolina Main. Reads the blurb: Dubbed a “dark, addictive and unmissable […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in January

Next month TVNZ OnDemand will stream the latest seasons of Manifest, The Bachelor, Criminal Minds and Station 19. Seasons two of Manifest and 24 of The Bachelor will stream weekly from January 7, S3 of Station 19 from January 23, and the 15th and final season of Criminal Minds from January 9. TV Guide says […]

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Hot Off the Press Releases: Spark Sells Lightbox to Sky

Spark sells Lightbox to Sky    Spark has today announced that it has entered into an agreement for Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) to purchase its entertainment streaming business, Lightbox.   Matt Bain, Marketing Director for Spark, explains, “Early in 2019, we started a process to identify a local or international media partner who could enhance Lightbox’s content proposition and support its […]

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New to Netflix in January

Messiah (1/1/2020) When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) uncovers information about a man (Mehdi Dehbi) gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, she begins an investigation into his origins. As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he’s performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure.  Spinning Out (1/1/2020) […]

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BBC Dracula Netflix-Bound

Netflix will stream BBC Christmas blockbuster Dracula from January 4. The three-part Bram Stoker dramatisation will screen over three nights in the UK, from January 1-3. “Upon seeing the first feature-length episode in full, it’s clear that there’s still plenty of life in the old bloodsucker yet,” Digital Spy reports. Instead of updating Bram Stoker’s […]

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Leaving Lightbox in January

   Next month is your last chance to catch up on some of those Lightbox series you were always meaning to watch but never quite got around to streaming. So make it your new year resolution to binge on seasons 1-6 of Community, 1-3 of Canadian WWII drama X Company and the Guy Fawkes plot […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Scores Super Bowl

Spark Sport has secured the streaming rights to select NFL games, including Super Bowl Live (54). “Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders have now experienced the choice and flexibility that comes with live sports streaming,” Head of Spark Sport Jeff Latch says. “So NFL fans should have confidence in viewing on a well-tested and strengthened […]

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