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HD Ratings: Olympics Early Winner for TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1’s Olympics coverage on Saturday blitzed the competition in all the demographics but Sunday’s proved vulnerable to Three’s The Block NZ. In the demo that matters most to the network, 25-54 year-olds, Saturday’s games coverage peaked at 6.3% in the 8pm hour. It averaged 6.0% over the hour,  5.7% between 9.00 and 10.00, and […]

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Celebrity Castaways Set Sail for TVNZ 2

Celebrity Treasure Island will return to TVNZ 2 in September. Here’s the media release revealing the new celebrity castaways: FIRST KIWI CELEBS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND  Celebrity Treasure Island returns to TVNZ 2 this September and this time a brand-new batch of celebrities will battle it out on home soil as the show […]

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New to View: July 25 – August 1

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Baptiste SoHo In S2, retired detective Julien Baptiste investigates Budapest’s corrupt underworld after a British Ambassador’s family vanishes while on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. “Powerful comeback for the sorrowful French detective … Another knotty missing-persons mystery from Harry and Jack […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 24 – 30

Saturday Mirror Mirror (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Minions (Three, 7.00) The Cabin in the Woods (Duke, 8.30) Loving Vincent (Maori TV, 8.40) Training Day (Three, 8.45) Hitch (TVNZ 2, 8.45) Our Brand is Crisis (TVNZ 2, 11.15)   Sunday Getaway (TVNZ 2, 1.15am) Queen of Katwe (TVNZ 2, 2.45am) Hustlers (Three, 8.30) Macbeth (Maori TV, 8.30) Central Intelligence (TVNZ […]

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New to Disney+ in August

Disney+ will let Cruella off its Premier Access leash next month and make the 101 Dalmations prequel available to all subscribers from August 27 while premiering a supernatural horror and a slew of Star Originals. Today it dropped the trailer for the Star movie Vacation Friends (August 27), a raw and raunchy comedy in which […]

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Amazon Prime Video Goes Into Clarkson Overdrive

Jeremy Clarkson fans can stream the latest Grand Tour Presents special from July 30 and look forward to a second season of Clarkson’s Farm in 2022. Part one of The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown celebrates the great ’70s American cars that Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond saw in TV shows as kids and asks why […]

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Disney+ to Showcase Bright Sparks

Disney+ will debut two new shorts in its Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts programme in September, along with a movie-length documentary that goes behind the filmmaking scenes. SparkShorts filmmakers are given six months to assemble a team and create a short animated film. Essentially, there are no rules — filmmakers are driven by their need to tell […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in August

Kiwi hip-hop documentary Dawn Raid is among the premieres Amazon Prime Video has confirmed for August. The story of two Manukau Polytechnic students who turned a bootleg t-shirt business and Hip-Hop night at a local bar in Otara into the influential Dawn Raid Entertainment empire will stream from August 27. Also new next month will […]

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New to Neon in August

Next month Neon will run a Documentary Spotlight season that includes the August 2 premiere of HBO’s acclaimed The Last Cruise, which documents the outbreak of COVID-19 on the Diamond Princess. “The Last Cruise is gripping in the way it conveys the quiet horrors of a deadly viral outbreak — and the global pandemic, too,” Decider […]

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New to SoHo in August

In an underwhelming month for premieres, August on Sky’s SoHo will include new seasons of Britannia and Animal Kingdom, a documentary series about the rise of Barak Obama, an animated stand-up comedy special and the broadcast premiere of outstanding Neon sensation ZeroZeroZero. S3 of Britannia will screen 8.30 Mondays from August 30. Reads the blurb: Aulus […]

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