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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Signs ‘Historic’ Deal

Sky has signed another multi-year deal to shore up its programming supply, this time with Foxtel for ongoing exclusive rights to Crime + Investigation and The History Channel. You would think the renewal of what Sky describes as two channels that are “loved by our customers” would expedite their upgrade to HD. But that seems […]

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Sky Subscribers Won’t Pay Extra for Justice League Redux

Sky today confirmed Zack Snyder’s four-hour cut of Justice League will premiere on March 18 on Neon, Sky Movies Premiere and Sky Go. That means Neon and Movies subscribers will get to see the the movie as part of their subscriptions and not have to fork out extra to rent it on Sky Box Office […]

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New to Sky Movies in March

Sky Movies Premiere The Photograph Les Miserables Black and Blue The Grudge The Hunt The Nomads Untogether The Crime Boss Bloodshot Resistance The Changin’ Times of Ike White Bel Canto A White, White Day Disturbing the Peace A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood The Kindness of Strangers The Whistlers Inherit the Viper Rialto Channel Bethany […]

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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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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 8) 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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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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Netflix Tops Kiwi Streaming Surge

Netflix is “by far” the most watched streaming service in NZ but in the past year Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video have recorded the most growth while multi-platform Sky is in a “strong position”. That’s according to research company Roy Morgan, which today reported two-thirds of Kiwis aged 14 and over watch subscription TV in […]

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Sports Programming Changes

Prime is replacing Thursday’s lockdown-postponed Halberg Awards broadcast with the movie McLaren st 7.30. The Red Carpet curtain-raiser will be replaced by Pawn Stars at 6.00; highlights of the Australian Open will air at 9.30 and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will shift forward to 10.35. TVNZ 1’s also having to reschedule Wednesday’s line-up […]

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