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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Renews ViacomCBS Deal

Ahead of ViacomCBS’s mid-year launch of streaming service Paramount+ in Australasia, the distributor has announced a multi-year renewal of its deal with Sky. Here’s the media release: Sky and ViacomCBS announce renewed multi-year content deal More premium drama from Showtime and fan favourite TV Hits for Sky, Neon and Prime.  Sky and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, one […]

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Sky Gives TV Menu New ID

Next month Sky will launch its latest true-crime channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), and fold the Food Network into the Living channel. The bad news is ID will be in SD; the good news is foodies will be able to enjoy some of their favourite shows in HD for the first time, albeit fewer of them, […]

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Neon Movie and TV Premiere Dates in February

Downhill, Bad Boys for Life and Harriet will premiere next month on Sky’s streaming service, Neon. Among the movie rental debuts will be The Honest Thief, Babyteeth, Six60: Till the Lights Go Out and The Craft: Legacy. Here’s the full slate of movie and TV premiere dates for February:

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New to Sky Movies in February

Sky Movies Premiere Bait Harriet Jumanji: The Next Level Roxane Downhill Bad Boys for life Paper Champions Endings, Beginnings The Current War Master Cheng Thank You for Your Service Burden Little Women Sky Movies Extra The Postcard Killings Being Frank The Day the earth Stood Still Sky Movies Greats The World’s Fastest Indian Ali Traffic Sky […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in February

Sky Box Sets will institute a new programming format in February by stripping seasons of the same series nightly rather than a week apart. It will also premiere its first Rialto channel series, the UK legal dramedy Striking Out. Here’s what will screen nightly at 7.30: Catastrophe S1-3 Curfew S1 The Plot Against America Euphoria S1 The Deuce […]

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SoHo Adds New CB Strike Case

Sky’s SoHo channel has added the latest CB Strike mystery to its January schedule. CB Strike: Lethal White (8.30 Mondays from January 25) is a four-part BBC adaptation of the fourth book in Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series. Written under a pseudonym by JK Rowling, it’s about an ex-solder-cum-private detective (Tom Burke) and his overqualified PA and partner-in-crime […]

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New to Rialto in February

  A David Lean retrospective and a documentary about the movie he struggled to make before his death are among the February highlights on Rialto. The Wednesday night Lean season will open with The Bridge on the River Kwai, continue with Blithe Spirit and Brief Encounter, and conclude with Lawrence of Arabia. Nostromo: David Lean’s […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Vocus the Focus of Sky Broadband

Sky’s new broadband service will be the first in NZ to include WiFi6 equipment in its standard offering. It will use Vocus NZ to help roll out the next-generation technology that’s faster and future-proofed. Here’s the media release: Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband Sky is pleased to confirm Vocus New […]

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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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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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