New to View: April 18 – 24

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Vegas TVNZ 2, 8.30 “Filmed entirely in Rotorua, the $6.4m budgeted, six-part series is … a potent cocktail of a tale involving debts, drugs, gangs and two disparate brothers [that] revolves around the build up to and fallout from the life-changing events […]

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Network Movies in HD: April 17 – 23

  Saturday The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (TVNZ 2, 6.30) The Boss Baby (Three, 7.00) Shutter (Duke, 8.30) Columbiana (TVNZ 2, 9.00) The Taking Of Pelham 123 (Three, 9.00) Hell or High Water (Maori TV, 9.00) Hall Pass (TVNZ 2, 11.10) The Purge: Anarchy (Three, 11.10)   Sunday Inherent Vice (TVNZ 2, 1.05am) Thor – Ragnarok (TVNZ […]

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Schedule Watch: Networks Pre-empt and Dump

TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2 and Three have announced key scheduling changes for the next couple of weeks. TVNZ 2 will pull Would I Lie to You? from its 9.30 Wednesday slot and replace it with the Rose Matafeo vehicle, Starstruck, starting April 28. Matafeo, who won the Best Comedy Show award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in […]

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The World’s First Virtual 11.1.4 Soundbar

Samsung’s latest world first is a virtual 11.1.4-channel soundbar that will go on sale here at the top end of its 2021 range. Here’s the media release: Samsung’s new Soundbar range revolutionises surround sound AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 April) – Samsung Electronics New Zealand has today announced the local availability of its most impressive and […]

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Samsung NZ Throws Lights on New 4K Projectors

The Premiere, Samsung NZ’s first 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, goes on sale today. There are two models: the LSP7T ($7999.95) and the LSP9T ($12,999.95). They were released internationally last year, when Tech Radar declared the premium model to be “the most comprehensive and all-round successful living room-friendly projector solution we’ve seen to date. “Picture […]

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Samsung NZ Unveils 2021 TV Range

Samsung is the first of the major brands to reveal its 2021 line-up of 4K and 8K TVs, including its first mini-LED displays and short-throw projector in this market. They will start to go on sale from early next month. Here’s the media release: Samsung debuts 2021 Neo QLED TV introducing Mini LED  Samsung heads […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 24 – 30

➢➢ The best of this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations, the free-to-air premiere of Peter Jackson’s extraordinarily restored and ingeniously colourised Great War documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, will screen the following day (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday). TVNZ 1 also will carry live ANZAC Day ceremony coverage, from 6m=-7.15am and 11am-12pm, while Maori TV will […]

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HD Ratings: Popstars Pips MAFS

Despite the scheduling controversy over its dual-channel launch, TVNZ 2’s Popstars has started to challenge Married at First Sight Australia’s 7.30 supremacy after only two episodes. Tuesday’s episode out-rated Three’s Aussie juggernaut in its core 18-49 demographic. Each averaged 3.6% but MAFS’ rating was averaged over 90 minutes and Popstars narrowly beat its first hour. In […]

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New Jono and Ben Show for TVNZ 2

They have been in the dog house for their first show on TVNZ 2, Dog Almighty, but that hasn’t stopped the network from being a good sport and commissioning another series with the duo. Here’s the media release: Jono & Ben meet Good Sports for TVNZ 2 The Hits’ radio duo Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce return […]

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New to View: April 11 – 17

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Popstars TVNZ 2, 7.30 Premiere of the ’90s girl band reboot that is now inclusive of all artists — guys, duos, solo acts … TVNZ 2 will screen it Monday-Wednesday ahead of Three launching its version of The Masked Singer in what’s been […]

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