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Overdue Delivery for Mr Bates

If you’re wondering when one of the year’s most talked about TV dramas will screen here, TVNZ has confirmed Mr Bates vs the Post Office shortly will premiere on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+. The four-hour dramatisation of how postmasters across the UK were wrongly sacked or convicted because of accounting errors caused by faulty software […]

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New to AMC+ Etc in March

While TVNZ+ premieres the newest entry in The Walking Dead universe, The Ones Who Live, the service that should have streamed it here exclusively is left trying to tempt subscribers with two new docuseries. That’s because ever since the ailing AMC+ went into crisis mode and strip-mined its content to license to third parties, lightweight factual fare […]

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New to TVNZ+: February 24-March 1

Evacuation (February 24) is billed as “a fascinating three-part documentary military thriller” about Britain’s evacuation of Kabul that promises to reveal “the truth about the unfolding minute-by-minute drama of Britain’s biggest airlift since WW2”. “Haunting. Harrowing. Heartbreaking,” is how The Times reported the programme’s critical reception: The critics have been unanimous in their praise for an […]

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Network Movies in HD: February 17-23

Saturday The Karate Kid (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Pils Adventure (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Death Defying Acts (Eden, 8.30) Destination Wedding (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) Sherlock Holmes (Three, 8.35) The Foreigner (Duke, 9.30) Bad Teacher (TVNZ 2, 9.35) The Stroll (Sky Open, 10.20) Something’s Gotta Give (TVNZ 2, 11.25)   Sunday Baby Done (TVNZ 2, 1.45am) Grace of Monaco (TVNZ 2, 3.15am) The Addams Family (TVNZ 2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 24-March 1

➢➢ TVNZ 1 broadcasts the premiere of the irresistible Paramount+ thriller The Castaways (9.30 Sunday) just hours after it lands on TVNZ+ (8am Sunday). It stars Sheridan Smith as a Fiji-bound holidaymaker who disappears in a plane crash — months later the sister (Céline Buckens) who should have been on the same flight sets out […]

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Ex-All Black Gets Behind the Wheel

Move over, Clarke Gayford — there’s a new house mover in town. Here’s the media release: Andy Ellis announced as new host of TVNZ’s Moving Houses The third season of TVNZ’s popular relocation series Moving Houses will be hosted by former All Black Andrew Ellis. Andy’s prowess on the rugby field saw him excel during […]

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ThreeNow to Stream Kids TV Expose

ThreeNow has added to its March slate a docuseries that exposes the dark side of children’s TV from 25 years ago. The four-part series uncovers the alleged toxic and dangerous culture behind some of the most iconic children’s shows of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Here’s the media release: QUIET ON SET: THE DARK […]

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Sky Goes Bilingual for Indigenous Games

Sky’s coverage of the 2024 Indigenous and Māori All Stars Games will feature a “unique” bilingual commentary co-presented by rugby star Honey Hireme-Smiler. Here’s the media release: Sky Sport partners with NRL to introduce bilingual commentary for 2024 Indigenous and Māori All Stars Games Sky Sport is thrilled to announce its collaboration with National Rugby League (NRL) for […]

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Old is New to Netflix in February

Next week Netflix NZ picks up seasons 1-4 of Killing Eve and 10-14 of NCIS as well as seasons of Special Victims Unit. All series have screened extensively on TVNZ and Three but clearly the streamer still sees value in licensing them for their audience. The tactic certainly worked for S1-2 of Yellowstone. It shot to the […]

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New to ThreeNow in March

Paper Dolls (March 3) is a Paramount+ Australia commission about the meteoric rise and fall of a manufactured girl-group — five aspiring pop singers on the eve of the new millennium. The publicity promises “a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes machinations of the making of a pop star [that] will challenge audiences to consider how far […]

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