Sky TV Open to Sky Glass Breakthrough

Sky TV is taking a wait-and-see approach towards the adoption of “Sky Glass” technology in this market after the streaming TV was launched overnight in the UK. Australia’s Foxtel has become the first global “syndication partner” to sign up to the Sky UK cord-cutting initiative that doesn’t require a satellite dish to receive Sky and […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 9 – 15

   Saturday Jem and the Holograms (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Yellowbird (Maori TV, 7.00) Victoria and Abdul (Three, 8.25) Trinity (Duke, 8.30) The Patience Stone (Maori TV, 8.40) Horrible Bosses (TVNZ 2, 9.10) Split (Three, 10.30)   Sunday The Avengers (TVNZ 2, 12.25) Starsky & Hutch (TVNZ 2, 8.30) Bright Young Things (Maori TV, 8.30) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Three, 8.40) 28 […]

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Coming Soon to Neon and Sky Go

New seasons of British thrillers Cobra and Temple, and an HBO Max documentary about Brittany Murphy soon will stream on Neon and Sky Go. S2 of Cobra will premiere on October 16 and the others later this month. In the former, the Prime MInister’s tenuous grip on power is jeopardised by “a nerve-shredding and disquieting […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Goes Into the Woods

TVNZ OnDemand has added a new supernatural series to its October line-up. The Girl in the Woods is a coming-of-age drama set in the Pacific Northwest that follows a teenage runaway’s escape from her mysterious, cult-like colony that guards the world from terrifying monsters hidden behind a secret door in the woods. It’s the latest […]

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Start the Tick, Tick Countdown

Netflix will premiere the musical tick, tick … BOOM! on November 19. The movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical “about one man’s race against time to create something extraordinary” stars Andrew Garfield under the direction of Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here’s the media release: About tick, tick…BOOM! tick, tick…BOOM! stars Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner […]

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Hotel Transylvania 4 to Scream on Amazon Prime Video

At $8 a month, a third of the cost of Netflix’s pending top-tier sub, Amazon Prime Video is looking like the best-value streamer with a beefed-up slate of impressive originals, 4K-UHD remasters of classics like the Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park movies, and exclusives like the January 14 premiere of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. As Variety reports […]

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Yahoo! Good News for Western Fans

Clint Eastwood diehards can breathe a sigh of relief if early reviews of a new Netflix western are bang on target. It reports The Harder They Fall, which will premiere on November 3, around the same time Netflix looks to hike subscription prices here, isn’t the ‘woke’ western it sounds like in the new diversification-driven […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 16 – 22

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will bring back a reinvented The Voice Australia to anchor Thursday and Friday nights from October 21. Season 10 of the singing competition went to air two months ago on the Seven Network — the winner was announced in mid-September — with a new look and four “superstar coaches”: Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, and […]

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TVNZ OnDemand to Add Angela Black

TVNZ OnDemand is adding a new thriller from Harry and Jack Williams (Baptiste, The Missing, Liar) to its October slate. The full six-part run of Angela Black will stream from October 11. It stars Joanne Froggatt as a victim of domestic abuse who can see no way out of her tormented marriage … until a private investigator approaches her out […]

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Britney Spears Sequel for ThreeNow

The same day TVNZ 2 will premiere the Spice Girls series, How Girl Power Changed the World, ThreeNow will stream the latest Britney Spears documentary about her controversial conservatorship. E! Online says these are the “7 most shocking claims” from The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears but IndieWire was underwhelmed by the revelations. “Much […]

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