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New to TVNZ OnDemand in February

TVNZ OnDemand will expand its foreign language slate with the addition of three new series from February 13. The Disappearance is an eight-part 2015 French adaptation of a 2007 Spanish whodunit (which spawned a 2017 US version) about a missing child. “If you’ve seen the pillars of the genre (The Killing, The Missing) you know what […]

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New to Acorn TV in February

Next month’s Acorn TV newcomers will include the Call the Midwife-style drama series Home Fires (February 3). Inspired by the true story of the Women’s Institute, it’s set in rural Cheshire during World War II and focuses on the wives and mothers trying to keep their husbands and sons from enlisting. The excellent cast includes Samantha Bond, Francesca […]

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New to Netflix in February

Van Helsing: Season 4 (8/2/2020) Vanessa embraces a new philosophy while the secrets of Blak-Tek are revealed and Sam pursues his evil agenda: resurrecting the Dark One. My Holo Love (7/2/2020) A lonely woman leading a lacklustre life because of prosopagnosia inadvertently comes to possess a state-of-the-art AI hologram device that changes her life.  Locke & […]

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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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