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Lightbox Lands Big Hit in Outlander

Lightbox Lands Big Hit in Outlander

One of Lightbox’s exclusive acquisitions, Outlander, debuted to out-sized ratings in the US at the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it notched up a “multiplatform best” for the Starz cable channel, delivering 3.7 million viewers in total. “Though the network had a big success in Spartacus and recently got solid performances from Power and Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander has given the […]

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Lightbox Shaping Up to Be HD Heavyweight

Lightbox Shaping Up to Be HD Heavyweight

New subscription video on demand service Lightbox may be a Netflix-lite but it will still launch with NZ’s most comprehensive line-up of online TV shows in HD. Yet while it will lure many subscribers with its $15-a-month, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of comedy and drama, Sky TV and the broadcasters will still have first dibs on all […]

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Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

New Zealand’s newest video on demand service will stream virtually all of its content in HD. Lightbox, which goes live later this month, initially will offer 5000 hours of TV shows at launch and almost everything except children’s programmes will be accessible in 720p or 1080p. That will be in stark contrast to TVNZ, MediaWorks […]

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NZ Movie Gets Dual Digital and Theatrical Debut

NZ Movie Gets Dual Digital and Theatrical Debut

The NZ Film Commission is becoming one of the country’s most innovative deliverers of digital content. This weekend it announced the simultaneous launch of New Zealand movie Everything We Loved on video-on-demand and in cinemas (as well as airlines). The traditional theatrical release model means films are normally not made available on other platforms for around 60 […]

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Quickflix Signs Lion's Share of Lionsgate TV

Quickflix Signs Lion’s Share of Lionsgate TV

Good news for Nurse Jackie fans frustrated by the latest season airing in SD on Four: you’ll soon be able to view it in HD on Quickflix. The streaming service has done a deal with Lionsgate Television International that adds not only the hospital comedy to its inventory but also Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange […]

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Quickflix Offers HD Streaming of Top TV Shows

Quickflix Offers HD Streaming of Top TV Shows

Quickflix has launched a TV streaming initiative in HD for subscribers and casual customers alike. Quickflix has had a patchy track record for HD delivery but a spokeswoman says all the new TV titles will be “available in HD provided the relevant viewing device supports that resolution”. According to the press release, shows include Downton Abbey, […]

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LG Drops OLED TV Price to Sub $10K

LG Drops OLED TV Price to Sub $10K

LG’s out-of-this-world OLED TV, the 55EA9800, is now for sale in more stores for less. The Korean company that’s overtaken Samsung and Sony for its range of cutting-edge eye candy has improved distribution to stores nationally, expanding from the Noel Leeming chain to Harvey Norman and others. At the same time, it’s dropped the price […]

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Ole! OLED the New TV Leader

Ole! OLED the New TV Leader

OMG! OLED leaves other TV technologies DOA – dead on arrival. This month I had the privilege of appraising in my home the first large OLED screen to go on sale here, LG’s Curved OLED Cinema 3D Smart TV (55EA9800). OLED stands for organic light emitting diodes and it looks set to be the next […]

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Sony to  Beef Up UHD Heavyweights

Sony to Beef Up UHD Heavyweights

Sony has yet to confirm when its expanded range of Ultra HD TVs will go on sale in NZ. But it has announced there will be two models in its new BRAVIA X8500A series. The 55- and 65-inch screens will have the same display technologies as the X9000 series but with Active 3D technology. Sony […]

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Sony Announces $8K 4K TV for NZ

Sony Announces $8K 4K TV for NZ

Sony has just announced two new Ultra HD TV models will go on sale here next month for under $10,000. The 55-inch model will retail for just under $8,000 and the 65-inch model for $2,000 more. That makes the 65-inch model a third of the price of Sony’s 84-inch UHD flagship and, with LG soon […]

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