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Westworld Rides Again

Expect season three of HBO’s Westworld to premiere here on March 16. The US cable giant announced today the futuristic hit will return on March 15 and traditionally Sky’s SoHo airs the series the same time as HBO. It will take over the 3pm and 8.30 Monday slots that HBO’s latest drama series, The Outsider, […]

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Neon Nabs Love Island UK

Sky’s Neon will start streaming Love Island UK from January 14. The series bombed last year on Three, when the broadcaster tried to shoehorn the racy show into a 5pm slot as the lead-in to Newshub Live. But it performed well on ThreeNow and there will be six new episodes a week on Neon “Express” […]

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Shades of Blue Due But No Yellowstone

The Jennifer Lopez policewoman drama Shades of Blue debuts next week on Sky 5 fours years after it launched in the US. The show ran for three seasons and will screen 9.30 Wednesdays from January 8. It’s not clear why Shades of Blue has taken so long to land here but, like The Gifted and […]

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New to SoHo in January

MOTHERLAND (S2, 7.30 Thursdays from January 2) A collective sigh of relief can be heard across the Motherland as a new school term dawns. It’s also dawned on Julia that she still hasn’t sorted her childcare. Her wonderful husband has decided to step up to the mark and train for Iron Man. The alpha mums […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in January

Sky Box Sets will screen the NZ broadcast premiere of PEN15 on January 5. It stars comics Maya Erskine (Wine Country) and Anna Konkle (Rosewood) as versions of themselves as teenage outcasts in the year 2000. Adults Maya and Anna – as their younger selves – are surrounded by actual teenagers as they re-experience some of the […]

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Hot Off the Press Releases: Spark Sells Lightbox to Sky

Spark sells Lightbox to Sky    Spark has today announced that it has entered into an agreement for Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) to purchase its entertainment streaming business, Lightbox.   Matt Bain, Marketing Director for Spark, explains, “Early in 2019, we started a process to identify a local or international media partner who could enhance Lightbox’s content proposition and support its […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Prime HD Streaming on Freeview

Sky and Freeview today announced Prime could be streamed in HD on the SmartVU X streaming dongle and will be extended to other devices next year. The initiative coincides with Prime going HD on Freeview’s UHF service years after it was upgraded to 1080i on Sky’s satellite platform. Previous Sky CEO John Fellet long argued the […]

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More HD Christmas Cheer

   Freeview UHF viewers can watch Prime TV in HD. The upgrade happened overnight and coincides with Prime’s owner, Sky, today relaunching BBC UKTV and BBC Earth in HD. The BBC channels are quasi HD (1440 x 1080i) but Prime offers 1920 x 1080i resolution (the not-so-good news is audio appears to be stereo only). […]

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New to SoHo in December

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q | SoHo2, 9.30 Wednesdays from December 11 The ground-breaking drama series, The L Word, revolutionised a generation and this year the highly-anticipated sequel, The L Word: Generation Q, debuts. It continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki, and Shane McCutcheon, along with new characters as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky-TVNZ 2020 Pact

In a surprise move, Sky has announced TVNZ will be its free-to-air partner for the 2020 Olympic Games rather than its own FTA channel, Prime. The TVNZ service will include live streaming on TVNZ On Demand. Here’s the full release: Sky and TVNZ partner to deliver the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020  Sky has today confirmed TVNZ as its free-to-air […]

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