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Subtitles and Lancaster Land on DocPlay

Lancaster, a documentary about the role of the British bomber in the outcome of WWII, began streaming this week on DocPlay ahead of its December 8 DVD release. “This no-frills documentary features gripping tributes to the plane and lost pals from surviving airmen, now in their 90s.” said The Guardian while The Times acknowledged: “This sturdy account, with lots […]

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Prime Video X-Rays The Rings of Power

Fans of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power can go behind the scenes of the first season using Prime Video’s “X-Ray” feature. Here’s the media release: Prime Video Announces a Spectacular Return to Middle-earth With X-Ray’s “The Making of The Rings of Power” Prime Video’s record-breaking global hit series. The Lord of the […]

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New to Neon in December

Perhaps buoyed by the burgeoning popularity of Yellowstone, Sky’s Neon service will stream all six seasons of another hit modern western, Longmire, from December 19. It used to be a staple of Netflix, which resurrected the drama about a Wyoming sheriff after A&E opted not to renew it for a fourth season. However, the 2012-17 […]

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New Criminal Minds for Disney+

Criminal Minds: Evolution, a revival of the long-running procedural (2005-2020) that was a ratings goldmine for TVNZ 1, will stream on Disney+ from Friday. The 10-episode season will premiere with two episodes, with subsequent eps to drop weekly. There will be a mid-season finale on December 16, with the season resuming on January 13. Outside of […]

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New to Netflix in December

Dead End (01/12/2022) A group of people sharing a ride accidentally switches cars with a bank robber, who then pursues them to retrieve the stolen money he left in the trunk. Firefly Lane: Season 2 Part 1 (2/12/2022) For Kate and Tully, no obstacle is too big when it comes to their lifelong friendship. But […]

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Will New Ad Tier “Reignite” Disney+?

Ahead of The Walt Disney Company reporting its latest quarterly results, Parrot Analytics analysed if the streaming giant’s launch of an ad-supported tier in December can “reignite its domestic growth”. Disney is responsible for two of the 10 highest-grossing worldwide films in 2022 with Marvel blockbusters Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder […]

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No Netflix Ad Tier or Prime Video Britbox for NZ

NZ is not one of the countries where Netflix is launching its advertising-backed subscription tier and Prime Video has confirmed its Britbox option is not being offered in this market — despite Australians having access to both services. Netflix’s ad tier first went live in Canada and Mexico, and rolls out today in Australia, the US, UK, […]

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“Very Bright Picture” for WBD?

The same day Warner Bros. Discovery NZ revealed its broadcast and streaming plans for next year, Parrot Analytics published this analysis of the parent company’s prospects. It was circulated ahead of WBD posting its Q3 financial results. “While definitely getting closer to 100 million, the Q3 subscriber growth wasn’t substantial, increasing only 2.8 million across WBD services […]

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New to AMC+ in November

Two new international crime thrillers, an acclaimed dark drama about a social media influencer and the weekly roll-out of all 11 seasons of The Walking Dead lead November’s highlights on AMC+. Each season of the zombie drama, which is on its last legs on TVNZ 2, will go live weekly, starting with S1 on November […]

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New to DocPlay in November

Here are the key highlights for next month’s DocPlay slate: Volcano Man (November 7) Filmmaker James Crawley’s life has been captured on camera by his father Richard, but when he discovers some of his dad’s hidden tapes, James decides to make a film of his own. Delving into a lifetime of home videos and new […]

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