Sky Officially Confirms Sky Pod

Sky at last has officially revealed the Sky Pod, an IP-only replacement option for the soon-to-close VodafoneTV service, and more details about the new hybrid Sky Box. Here’s the media release: Sky Pod for VodafoneTV Customers The Sky Pod is a small portable device developed to provide an IP-only replacement option for VodafoneTV customers whose service will close on […]

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HD Ratings: The Block Doubles Down

Airing two episodes of The Block NZ: Redemption back to back on Tuesday, after Monday’s ep was pre-empted by the Queen’s funeral, proved a ratings boon for Three. The 7.30 broadcast won its slot in the core commercial demographics, averaging 4.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.1% of 18-49. The 8.30 broadcast maintained its 25-54 dominance […]

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Sky Reveals Price of New Box

Sky will limit the roll out of its new recording-streaming hybrid box to existing customers for a one-off cost of $200. Some would argue Sky should be giving away the box to build subscribers given the inroads streamers have made on its viewership in the last few years. But it seems good value for a […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 1-7

➢➢ A raft of lifestyle and documentary series will premiere or return in the first week of October, including Gino’s Italian Family Adventure (TVNZ 1, 8.05 Saturday). The Italian chef will abandon his mates Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix to hit the road with his family in a seven-part travelogue that will culminate with a Christmas special. Another in ITV’s Social Media […]

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HD Ratings: Long Live the King

TVNZ 1 and Three’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral overnight Monday saw viewers in the core commercial demographics roughly split between the networks. TVNZ 1 dominated initially, winning the early part of the evening with 1 News at 6pm, Seven Sharp and the first hour of the 1 News Special from 7.30-8.30. But thereafter Three […]

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HD Ratings: Growing Pains for Young Sheldon

Don’t be surprised if TVNZ 2’s Young Sheldon is pulled from its plum Sunday night slot after proving to be a big bomb rather than a big bang in the ratings. This weekend’s episode averaged just 0.9% of 25-54 year-olds and 0.7% of 18-49s, the core commercial demographics the networks target. That was on the […]

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HD Ratings: Lomas Wins Wednesday

Three’s David Lomas Investigates continued its winning streak on Wednesday when it won the 8.30 hour in the core commercial demographics. It averaged of 3.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.4% of 18-49s to beat TVNZ 1’s George Clarke’s Flipping Fast (1.8%/1.5%) and TVNZ 2’s movie Fool’s Gold (1.7%/1.4%). Lomas lead-in The Block NZ: Redemption also […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 17-23

Saturday A Cinderella Story (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Ballerina (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Buddy Games (Three, 8.30) Wild Target (Eden, 8.30) West Side Story (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Knocked Up (TVNZ 2, 8.55) Hannibal (Duke, 10.20) Crawl (Three, 10.25) Devil’s Advocate (TVNZ 2, 11.25)   Sunday Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (TVNZ 2, 3.15am) The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl […]

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Sky Box and Sky Pod Update

Sky has since removed the “coming soon” page it had about its new Sky box and Sky Pod but here are the comparison chart and FAQ section that it featured. What is Sky Pod? Sky Pod is a small, streaming media device that plugs into an HDMI input on your television – delivering Sky TV […]

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HD Ratings: Kia Ora Knocks Off Rival

In the battle of the Kiwi documentaries on Tuesday, Three’s Kia Ora, Good Evening out-rated TVNZ 1’s Speak No Maori in the core commercial demographics. The Mike McRoberts profile averaged 2.6% of 25-54 year-olds and 1.5% of 18-49s vs 1.8%/1.3% for the Maori Language week special. Three was going to follow Kia Ora with a 25th […]

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