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New to Amazon Prime Video in January

The latest adaptation of Stephen King’s epic The Stand will premiere next month on Amazon Prime Video. The nine-part series is streaming on CBS All-Access in the US but Amazon has the NZ and Australian rights (view trailer here). It opens five months after a bioengineered super flu strain, developed by the US military, has […]

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New to Netflix in January

Headspace Guide to Meditation (01/01/2021) Headspace takes a friendly, animated look at helpful meditation practices and the research on their effects.  Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 (01/01/2021) Shea and Syd McGee keep the dream alive for families in search of stylish spaces, whether it’s a comfy cabin or a manor sporting NBA-worthy hoops. ¡Nailed It! México: […]

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New to SoHo and Neon in January

Sky will drop all three seasons of Yellowstone on Neon 10 days ahead of season one’s premiere on SoHo. The modern-day ranching drama will stream from January 3 and air from January 13. The first two seasons are already out on DVD and were meant to release this month on Blu-ray but stock has yet […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 26 – January 1

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will strip the David Tennant true-crime thriller Des on December 27 and 28. The first two episodes will screen 9.20 Sunday and the third episode 9.50 Monday. It’s named after Des Nilsen, a civil servant who murdered boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. After […]

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Disney+ Plus For a Few Dollars More

The monthly cost of subscribing to Disney+ will jump $3, to $12.99 from February 23. That’s when the streaming platform will add the general entertainment brand Star to its line-up. While Disney is promising double the content, the hike is also double what US subscribers will have to pay: their monthly sub will rise by […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: More Soccer on Spark Sport

Spark Sport will start streaming Barclay FA Women’s Super League matches from Monday. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport adds Barclay FA Women’s Super League to their roster  Spark Sport has added one of the world’s premier women’s football leagues to its platform, announcing today that it will exclusively stream the Barclay FA Women’s Super […]

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New to Acorn TV in January

Jimmy McGovern fans can look forward to more of the writer’s output next month on Acorn TV, with the streaming service premiering the movie-length drama Care the same day as series one and two of Moving On. Care stars Sheridan Smith as a struggling solo mum who suddenly has to become her own mother’s caregiver […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Posts More UK TV

The Last Post is returning to TVNZ OnDemand as part of a new block of British dramas and documentaries that will include several premieres. It was on the service briefly in 2018 and never won a linear run before leaving, despite being a personal favourite of TVNZ’s director of content Cate Slater. “One series I’m […]

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ESPN Comes to TVNZ OnDemand

A selection of ESPN sport documentaries will stream on TVNZ OnDemand from December 12. Culled largely from ESPN’s 30 for 30 library, they cover everything from boxing and martial arts to soccer, surfing and cricket: 42 to 1: Chronicles one of the most famous upsets in sports history: Buster Douglas’ shocking knockout of the then-undefeated Mike […]

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TVNZ OnDemand to Split From Freeview

The same day MediaWorks finalised the sale of its TV assets to Discovery, TVNZ announced it would be pulling TVNZ OnDemand from the Freeview On Demand platform. From June next year you’ll no longer be able to watch TVNZ OnDemand shows through Freeview On Demand. Instead, you’ll need to access the content from Smart TV and […]

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