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Wimbledon Returns to TVNZ 1

It’s not exactly an ace for TVNZ but today the broadcaster confirmed TVNZ 1 will screen live coverage of the Wimbledon finals. Earlier, TVNZ back-tracked on original plans to stream just the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Finals, and the Mixed Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles and Ladies’ Doubles on TVNZ+. It’s now streaming the Wimbledon world feed daily […]

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Sky Pushes Boat Out for The Jetty

Sky is fast-tracking BBC thriller The Jetty by streaming it this month on Neon and Sky Go at the same time. The four-part series stars Jenna Colman (Doctor Who, The Cry) as a rookie cop in what’s said to be “as much a coming-of-age story as a detective thriller”. Reads the blurb: When a fire tears through […]

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New to TVNZ+: July 6-12

The latest AMC+ series to be resurrected on TVNZ+ is the three-year-old horror romp set in an Australian mining town that’s said to be the last colonial stronghold for vampires, Firebite (July 22). “Indigenous vampire hunters fight blood-sucking monsters in this effortlessly cool gorefest,” was The Guardian’s verdict of this “exhilaratingly different” eight-part series. “It isn’t surprising […]

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4K Starts Making Sense

While NZ streaming services TVNZ+, ThreeNow and Neon continue to max out in HD, niche Australian operator is stepping up its 4K content. This month DocPlay added the 4K re-release of Stop Making Sense to its expanding list of documentary titles in the higher resolution. “This was a new integration that came into effect towards […]

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New to DocPlay in July

It’s the sounds of silence for Kiwi Paul Simon fans next month on documentary streaming service DocPlay. While Australian subscribers will be able to stream the Alex Gibney-directed documentary, In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon, not so NZ customers of the platform. However, the good news is it will surface later in the […]

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New to Disney+ in July

‘Toon fans can look forward to the latest season of Futurama blasting off on Disney+ NZ the same time it does in the US (July 29) while the service adds more seasons of Family Guy (22nd) and American Dad (19th). The blurb for S2 of the 2023 Futurama revival (or S12 of the series) reads: […]

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New to Prime Video in July

The only original new series of note to premiere next month on Prime Video is the gladiatorial epic, Those About to Die (July 19). It’s set in 79AD Rome, when a bored and restless population was kept in line by free food and spectacular entertainment: chariot racing and gladiator fighting. Reads the blurb: Those About […]

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Beverly Hills Cop Axel Foley's back on the beat in a new movie, along with Beverly Hills Cop II and III in 4K but not the original.

New to Netflix in July

Barbecue Showdown S3 4/7/2024 The mouthwatering cooking competition returns as nine contestants face off in a fiery battle to be the next barbecue champion. Rhythm + Flow France S3 4/7/2024 New jury. New rules. Superstar judges SCH, SDM and Aya Nakamura shake it up in their quest to crown the new biggest name in French-language rap. […]

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New to TVNZ+: June 29-July 5

The latest Vicky McClure thriller, Insomnia, streams in weekly double-episodes from July 5. The Line of Duty/Trigger Point star plays a successful career woman (Emma Averill) who fears she may be losing her mind when her life turns into a nightmare. Reads the blurb: With just weeks to go until her 40th birthday, Emma stops […]

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New to Neon in July

A terrific raft of documentaries distinguishes next month’s newcomers on Neon. Lockerbie (July 2), which is about to conclude its Sunday night run on Sky Open, is a riveting investigation into the bombing of a PanAm jet over a Scottish village in 1988. Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion (July 2) exposes exploitation in […]

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