New to TVNZ OnDemand in August

The Lifetime channel is coming to NZ — as TVNZ’s latest branded video-on-demand channel. “We’re excited to have Lifetime join TVNZ OnDemand’s digital channel offering,” Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content, says. “Lifetime is big on entertainment and big on drama. It’s engaging, crowd-pleasing content and we know our viewers are going to love every […]

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New to Rialto in September

The Press, Politics & Power is the name of a Wednesday night documentary season Sky’s Rialto channel has scheduled for September. Four of the five titles will be NZ premieres and the fifth, Meeting Gorbachev, will screen for the first time on Rialto. The season will open with The Panama Papers (September 2), which charts the […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in August

Bear Grylls’ World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji will premiere August 14 on Amazon Prime Video. The 10-part series follows 66 teams from across the globe, including NZ, traversing the Fijian jungle. Promises the blurb: The greatest challenges are not the competing teams, but the unforgiving terrain which stands between all those competing and the finish […]

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Game On for New Wireless Headset

Next month Logitech G will release in NZ a “pro-grade” wireless version of an award-winning gaming headset, complete with DTS 7.1 surround sound. The Logitech G PRO X Wireless LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset will sell for $399.90. Here’s the media release: LOGITECH G LAUNCHES PRO X WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET Logitech G launches LIGHTSPEED Wireless version of its […]

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Coro St Reverts to Half-an-Hour

Bad news, Coronation Street fans — the soap is soon to revert to three half-hour episodes a week. Last week TVNZ 1 aired hour-long instalments and will do so again tonight and tomorrow. But Thursday’s broadcast will mark a return to a half-hour strip for the foreseeable future. Initially I thought this was a scheduling […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Continues to Surge

TVNZ OnDemand is averaging 4.6 million streams a week and more people are streaming live TVNZ broadcasts, TVNZ Sales reports.

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Hot Off the Press Release: Jeremy Wells New Taskmaster

TVNZ this evening announced Seven Sharp co-presenter Jeremy Wells would helm Taskmaster New Zealand with comedian Paul Williams at his side. Here’s the media release: Jeremy Wells and Paul Williams take to the thrones in Taskmaster NZ Seven Sharp’s Jeremy Wells will reign supreme as he takes to the throne as the all-powerful “Taskmaster” in […]

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New to Sky Arts in August

Sky Arts will rock on Sunday nights next month with three music specials featuring The Doors, The Grateful Dead and Paul Simon. It also will premiere documentaries about Rita Hayworth and disabled filmmaker Richard Butchins. Here are the blurbs: The Disordered Eye (August 10, 8.30) Disabled artist and filmmaker Richard Butchins challenges the importance of […]

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Sky Scores Singapore Grip

Sky’s BBC UKTV will be one of the first channels in the world to screen prestigious period drama The Singapore Grip (9.30 Mondays from August 17). Billed as an “ambitious and exotic family saga” set in colonial Singapore during World War II, it stars David Morrissey, Luke Treadaway, Charles Dance, Jane Horrocks and Colm Meaney. The blurb for this […]

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New to SoHo and Neon in August

HBO’s latest sic-fi-/horror sensation, Lovecraft Country, will premiere on Neon two days ahead of SoHo2. The 10-part JJ Abrams-Jordan Peele collaboration will stream weekly from August 17, the same day it debuts in the US, and air 8.30 Wednesdays. The cast includes Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man in San Francisco), Jurnee Smollett (Harley Quinn: Birds […]

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