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TVNZ Announces TVNZ+ Makeover

This morning TVNZ revealed its TVNZ+ makeover that’s much less dramatic than some of us might have hoped. Here’s the media release: TVNZ LAUNCHES NEW STREAMING BRAND TVNZ+ From June 13, TVNZ OnDemand will have a new name, look and feel when TVNZ+ launches. Designed in-house by TVNZ’s award-winning Blacksand, Product and UX teams, TVNZ+ […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Rebranded TVNZ+

Ahead of today’s announcement about key changes to TVNZ OnDemand, the broadcaster’s streaming service has changed its name to TVNZ+. It’s not clear what the big reveal will focus on — a new content deal, improved audio and video specs, more digital channels — but OnDemand already has been rebranded. TVNZ has been working on […]

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Streaming Catch-Up: Coming Soon to Prime Video

Prime Video will stream the superbly-cast Harry Styles movie My Policeman from November 4 and the coming-of-age sci-fi series Paper Girls from July 29. My Policeman, which will have a theatrical run from October 21, follows three young people – gay policeman Tom (Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) – on […]

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Streaming Catch-Up: New Trailers and Dates

Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for limited drama series Black Bird, a gritty, suspenseful psychological thriller that stars Ray Liotta in one of his last roles. The six-episode series, from best-selling author Dennis Lehane, will premiere with the first two episodes on July 8, followed by one new episode weekly. Here’s the blurb: Inspired by actual events, when high […]

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Disney+ Confirms Doctor Strange Premiere

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will stream exclusively on Disney+ from June 22, it was announced today. The Marvel Studios sequel only opened theatrically five weeks ago and at the weekend was the NZ box office’s second highest-grossing release, having amassed $6.06 million. Only one other movie has grossed more this year, Top […]

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Spark Sport Aces US Open Tennis Deal

Spark Sport has secured the US Open Tennis Championship from 2022-2024. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport to broadcast US Open Tennis Championship exclusively in Aotearoa with three-year USTA partnership Spark Sport will host one of the world’s largest sporting events – the US Open Tennis Championship – for the first time this year, securing […]

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New to Shudder in June

This month horror streaming service Shudder will premiere two exclusive movies and one original as well as pristine prints of Alligator and Alligator II: The Mutation that were scanned from the original camera negatives. Shudder says the new prints are being made available for the first time on subscription video on demand. Fans of the 1980 original also can import a […]

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New to Neon in June

Neon’s streaming premieres for June include a raft of newcomers and new-season premieres of Westworld and Animal Kingdom. Here’s the line-up: Pivoting (June 3) is a Fox sitcom about how three childhood friends cope with the death of a fourth. Kit was positively reviewed. “Pivoting definitely has the ‘throw a lot of funny lines at the wall and see […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in June

TVNZ OnDemand has added Everything I Know About Love to its June line-up of premieres. The seven-part BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s memoir about two childhood friends whose relationship is tested in adulthood will stream from June 8. Set in a 2012 London flat, with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early 2000s, the series is […]

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New to Disney+ in June

Disney+ continues to diversify its content beyond family fare and Marvel spin-offs in June, with the premieres of FX series Under the Banner of Heaven and season three of Breeders. The Martin Freeman-Daisy Hoggard comedy about parenting previously screened on Sky but is switching exclusively to Disney+, starting with S1-2 on June 1 and S3 […]

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