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Coming Soon: Honour

Next month Sky’s BBC UKTV channel will premiere a controversial true-crime dramatisation about the “honour” killing of a young Iraqi Kurdish woman for kissing her boyfriend outside a tube station in London. Honour (9.35 Mondays from January 18) stars Keeley Hawes as the newly promoted DCI Caroline Goode, who vowed justice for Banaz Mahmod after […]

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New to Apple TV+ in January

Next month Apple TV+ will premiere a Justin Timberlake movie, a series about a filmmaker who becomes obsessed with a femme fatale, and the second seasons of Dickinson and Servant. Palmer (January 29) stars Timberlake as former high school football star Eddie Palmer, who goes from hometown hero to convicted felon. After 12 years in prison, […]

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New to Disney+ in January

Disney+ will make it a “Wanda”-ful new year with the January 15 premiere of one of 2021’s most anticipated original series, WandaVision. It’s billed as “a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealised suburban lives – begin […]

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New to DocPlay in January

DocPlay will celebrate the new year with six exclusive premieres, including two Ken Burns documentary series. Director’s cuts of The Vietnam War and Country Music will stream here for the first time, and DocPlay’s also licensed Burns’ Baseball. The eight-part Country Music chronicles the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century, from southern Appalachia’s […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Aces Wimbledon Deal

Sky TV has signed a multi-year deal for exclusive Wimbledon coverage. Coverage will include the Wimbledon World Feed live and in full, with additional feeds on Sky Go and “selected content” that can be accessed for free. Here’s the media release: “The Championships, Wimbledon”, “The Wimbledon Championships” or simply “Wimbledon” – whatever you choose to […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in January

The newest Doctor Who adventure will stream from January 2 on TVNZ OnDemand (it premieres on New Year’s Day in the UK). Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks opens with The Doctor locked away in an alien prison while a Dalek’s on the loose in Sheffield. The Times reports the episode will mark the return of […]

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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 View: December 20 – 26

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ The Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala TVNZ 2, 8.30 Spearheading a stand-out week for stand-up comedy fans is this two-part special featuring Urzila Carlson, Guy Williams, Justine Smith, Ben Hurley, Melanie Bracewell and Hayley Sproull as well as exclusive access to […]

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Network Movie Highlights in HD: December 19 – 25

Saturday Elf  (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Three, 7.00) The Silver Brumby (Maori TV, 7.00) Panic Room (Duke, 8.30) The Butler (Maori TV, 8.40) Risky Business  (TVNZ 2, 8.45) Collateral Beauty (Three, 9.10) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (TVNZ 1, 11.00)   Sunday Peter Rabbit (TVNZ 2, 6.45)) The Holiday (Three, […]

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