HD Heads-Up: February 4-10

➢➢The networks continue to roll out new-season newcomers, with TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2, Three and Prime all adding new or returning series to their schedules in early February. TVNZ 1 has The Chase Bloopers (8.10 Sunday), S8 of The Great British Sewing Bee (7.30 Thursday) and Hard Quiz (8.45 Thursday) while TVNZ 2 will screen live coverage of […]

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New to Prime Video in February

What was one of Prime Video’s flagship shows has been consigned to second-tier status in the latest monthly highlights distributed to media. Season two of Clarkson’s Farm will stream from February 10 but curiously Prime Video isn’t promoting it as one of next month’s top drawcards — presumably because of the opprobrium Clarkson has earned for his controversial […]

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New to Neon in February

A Nick Hornby adaptation about ’60s TV will launch February 9 on Sky’s Neon streaming service. Funny Woman (February 9) stars Gemma Arterton as a Blackpool beauty queen who becomes TV’s comedy queen in a chauvinistic industry. It premiered last week on Sky Max in the UK, where London’s Evening Standard praised Arterton’s warmth but called the […]

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Programming Alert: Three’s Live Labour Leadership Coverage

Three will interrupt its CRC Motorsport: Live Super Sprint MSNZ coverage this afternoon to cross to the Beehive for Chris Hipkins’ post-caucus press conference. The caucus is expected to endorse Hipkins as its new leader and the country’s next Prime Minister in the wake of Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation. The coverage will run from 3pm-3.45pm, […]

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Network Movies in HD: January 21-27

Saturday Yogi Bear (Three, 7.00) Paddington (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Johnny English Reborn (TVNZ 2, 8.00) A Perfect Murder (Eden, 8.30) Monkey King 2 (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) New in Town (Three, 8.40) Fatal Attraction (Duke, 9.25) Atomic Blonde (TVNZ 2, 10.00)   Sunday Hannibal (TVNZ 2, 12.10am) Blow (TVNZ 2, 2.25am) Kangaroo Jack (TVNZ 2, 12.10) Cloudy With a Chance of […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 28-February 3

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will strip Treasure Island: Fans v Faves 7.30 Monday-Wednesday from January 30 as the anchor for the bedding in of its 2023 schedule which already includes new Monday night dramas Fire Country and So Help Me Todd. The new season of the castaways hit will be the first to pit a team of […]

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Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2.

New Movies on Netflix for 2023

Netflix has unveiled its slate of 2023 movies, starring the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Idris Elba and Jamie Foxx.  Here’s the media release and the titles listed in alphabetical order (with premiere dates where disclosed): Start saving the dates for your perfect movie nights in 2023. We’ve got […]

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Live Aussie Drama Pre-empts Scripted Aussie Drama

Prime has rescheduled tonight’s season three premiere of Five Bedrooms for next Tuesday at 8.30. The drama series is being pre-empted by the channel’s live coverage of the Australian Open starting half-an-earlier than planned, at 9.00. Prime is filling the 8.30 slot with a repeat of Border Security: America’s Frontline. The same will happen Wednesday, […]

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Summer Bay’s Summer Break Ends Early

Soap fans can look forward to Shortland Street and Home and Away returning to TVNZ 2 on the same day. Shortland Street was always scheduled for a new-season premiere on January 23 but not its Aussie stablemate. However, the network today announced it was “coming back early” and would pre-empt the Kath & Kim re-runs […]

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New Sky Boxes a Step Closer

Sky subscribers who wish to migrate to the new Sky box will have the choice of paying $10 a month to rent it or a one-off $200 fee. Sky today announced customer trials have started of the “transformative” device and the Sky Pod streamer that were meant to be in subscribers’ homes mid-2022 before this […]

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