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Woohoo! The Simpsons in 4:3 HD

This could be the best reason to subscribe to Disney+: The Simpsons has been restored to its original 4:3 aspect ratio. Subscribers can choose between watching the series in 16:9 widescreen, so the image fills the entire screen of modern TVs, or the original aspect in which the episodes were broadcast before their conversion to […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in June

TVNZ OnDemand is bustin’ out all over for June, with a slew of premieres, the return of Flack and The Twilight Zone, and express from the US, The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! Here’s the trailer for the new Bachelor highlights show (weekly from June 9): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iRD22Gf5g4 In each episode, host Chris Harrison will recap the […]

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New to Neon in June

Neon trawls the video vault next month to showcase series as old as HBO’s Mr Show (1995-1998), From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and the BBC’s Five Days (2007-2010). But there’s also a raft of shiny new premieres and the addition of movies like Judy and Ad Astra. Here’s the full line-up:  

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New to Lightbox in June

In a sign of the looming merger between Lightbox and Sky, both platforms will premiere on the same day the dramatisation of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? scandal, Quiz. It will stream weekly on Lightbox from 8.30 on June 25 — the same time it goes to air on SoHo. The three-part series […]

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New to Acorn TV in June

Dead Still, a period drama about a post-mortem photographer in Dublin whose work appears linked to a series of murders, will premiere next month on streaming service Acorn TV. The first two episodes will be available from June 29, with the rest of the six-part series to follow in July. Streaming site Decider’s verdict: “Dead […]

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New to Netflix in June

Fuller House: The Farewell Season (2/6/2020) Jimmy and Steph bring their new baby home and dive headfirst into the world of parenting.  M’entends-tu? (4/6/2020) Three friends in a poor neighbourhood grapple with bad boyfriends and dysfunctional families. 13 Reasons Why: Season 4 (5/6/2020) In the  final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class have to band […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Branded Channels on TVNZ OnDemand

TVNZ has streamlined its digital platform to offer branded OnDemand channels, including a new service for foreign film buffs, and make content searching easier. Here’s the media release: TVNZ launches new digital channels on TVNZ OnDemand There’s more content to choose from than ever before, but viewers are experiencing choice fatigue of ‘what to watch’ […]

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TVNZ OnDemand in Demand

TVNZ Sales reports “huge increases” in both reach and streams during the COVID-19 lockdowns, with more people coming to the platform and spending more time on it. “More viewers have adopted live streaming of our linear channels across all endpoints, with 25-34 year-olds delivering the most additional reach each week.” Here are the latest TVNZ […]

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Little Fires Everywhere Here at Last

The Hulu sensation Little Fires Everywhere will premiere here on Amazon Prime Video. The series will be available for streaming from May 22 and hopefully will be in 4K. Produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, who also star as battling mothers, it was well reviewed, although some US critics had reservations. In the middle of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Unique Commentary for Spark Sport Cricket

Spark Sport is adding a Hindi cricket commentary to its 2019-2020 India tour highlights and will expand the service as part of its NZ cricket coverage. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport adds Hindi Cricket commentary in a first for NZ Cricket fans can now enjoy highlights of the full 2019 / 2020 India tour […]

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