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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Reports Six-Month Surge

Sky more than tripled its net profit for the six months ending December 2020 on the back of strong streaming growth, reduced churn, lower programming costs and stabilising its Sky Box subscriptions ahead of releasing an overdue My Sky upgrade. Here’s the media release: Sky delivers strong first half result; Sky Box customer base stabilising; firm […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ 2’s New Supernatural Anthology

TVNZ 2 will screen a new multi-cultural anthology about the supernatural. The untitled scripted series will air in primetime over six weeks, having received about $3 million in public funding. NZOA and Te Māngai Pāho are also bankrolling five other bilingual projects. Here are the media releases: New TVNZ Anthology series to explore Māori, Pasifika, […]

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New to View: February 21 – 27

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story TVNZ 1, 8.30 TVNZ 1 follows the season return of Sunday at 7.30 with this two-part re-examination of the “dingo took my baby” case narrated by Sam Neill (who played Chamberlain’s husband in Evil Angels). […]

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New to DocPlay in March

A 2020 PSB documentary about the power that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wields is among next month’s premieres on DocPlay. Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (March 29) screened as part of the public broadcaster’s Frontline strand this time last year. Reads the blurb: Jeff Bezos is not only one of the richest […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in March

Two of the best British dramas in recent years will screen back-to-back next month on Sky Box Sets. As well as Gentleman Jack and A Very English Scandal, the channel will screen full seasons of Westworld, Devs and Succession. Here’s the nightly 7.30 line-up: Justified S6 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S4 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S5 […]

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New to Neon and SoHo in March

Neon will premiere a slew of new and returning exclusives next month, from ZeroZeroZero to the latest seasons of Mayans MC and The Flash. ZeroZeroZero (March 18) follows the journey of a cocaine shipment, from when an Italian cartel buys it, to its packaging in Mexico and shipment across the Atlantic Ocean, to its delivery and payment in Europe. […]

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Mega-Justice League to Land Super Fast UPDATED

Next month Sky will fast track the four-hour cut of Justice League. Regular contributor Brian alerted me to this on Thursday night, after Neon posted it on Instagram with scant details. Only a day earlier Sky had distributed Neon’s March highlights but with no mention of the extended edit of the 2017 Zack Snyder-directed superheroes […]

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Network Movies in HD: February 20 – 26

Saturday Doctor Dolittle (TVNZ 2, 5.25) Jumanji (Three, 7.00) Paul Blart: Mall Cop (TVNZ 2, 8.25) Along Came a Spider (Duke, 8.30) Split (Three, 9.00) Devil’s Advocate  (TVNZ 2, 10.25) Fifty Shades Darker (Three, 11.20)   Sunday The Pelican Brief (TVNZ 2, 12.25am) What A Girl Wants (TVNZ 2, midday) Leviathan (Maori TV, 8.30) Skyscraper (Three, 8.35) Boy (TVNZ 2, 9.05) […]

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Neon Fast Tracks Woody Allen Expose

Neon will stream HBO’s Allen v Farrow from Monday. The four-part documentary series about the couple’s tabloids-ripe relationship also will be available in HD on Sky Go. “The controversy around Woody Allen’s ill-fated relationship with Mia Farrow, his affair with and later marriage to her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and the allegations of abuse of […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 27 – March 5

➢➢ The latest seasons of The Bachelor NZ and Married at First Sight Australia will face off against each in the first week of March. The latter will premiere on February 28 (Three, 8.30) and continue 7.30 Monday-Wednesday while the former will launch on March 2 (TVNZ 2, 7.30) and continue Wednesday, with Sol3 Mio […]

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