Schedule Watch: Prime Fast Tracks Obama Interview

Prime will screen the 60 Minutes interview with Barack Obama on Sunday. An Hour With President Obama will air at 9.30, pushing back NCIS to 10.30 (instead of a double-episode, only one will air). Kudos to the channel for screening the interview within a week of CBS (where it boosted the newsmag’s ratings), even if […]

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New to View: November 15 – 21

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ The Crown Netflix “Netflix’s lavish dramatisation of Britain’s favourite soap opera is back and is more compelling than ever. The Crown’s 10-part fourth season drops today and this instalment feels almost as action-packed and emotionally wrought as Game of Thrones’ fourth season […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 14 – 20

  Saturday Big Daddy (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (Maori TV, 7.00) Back to the Future II (Three, 8.25) The Grudge 2 (Duke, 8.30) Miller’s Crossing (Maori TV, 8.30) The House Bunny (TVNZ 2, 8.45) Cruel Fixation (Three, 10.35) Love Birds (TVNZ 2, 11.45)   Sunday The Avengers (TVNZ 2, 12.45am) Big Momma’s House 2 (TVNZ 2, […]

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Disney’s “Wanda”-ful Vision

The Disney+ streaming service has notched up 73.7 million subscribers worldwide since launching this time last year. Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement that Disney+ is “far surpassing our expectations in just its first year”. Deadline Hollywood says Walt Disney’s streaming success has kept its “buzz going and the stock well afloat” amid […]

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Big News for Netflix

Netflix reportedly has bought the global rights to the Tom Hanks movie, News of the World, on the same day it refutes claims of axing series too soon. “Universal still plans to release the western drama in U.S. theatres on Christmas Day,” Variety reports. “It’s unclear when the film will be available on Netflix in international territories, […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 21 – 27

➢➢ Monday night will become a documentary battleground on November 23, with TVNZ 1 and 2, Three and Prime all programming varying examples of the genre at 8.30 — although it’s clear which will be the winner. Nearly a year after White Island’s eruption, two survivors will tell their stories for the first time in […]

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New to Disney+ in November

Disney+ today dropped a trailer for The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, which premieres on November 18 (which just happens to be Mickey’s birthday). It teams the Disney icon with Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in a series of seven-minute shorts that blends timeless stories in modern settings with new music and the unmistakable classic art style […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Reports Satellite and Streaming Growth

Sky TV is forecasting sunnier times based on six consecutive months of growth in satellite customers, a jump in streaming revenue because of the expanded Neon service, cost savings and a decline in churn. Here’s the media release: Sky increases guidance after continued better-than-expected performance Following the recent completion and board discussion of a detailed […]

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New to Blu: November 11 – 17

After missing out on a theatrical release and going straight to digital instead, because of Covid-19 shutting cinemas worldwide, Niki Caro’s Mulan resurfaces this week on disc. It can be bought on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD; Disney’s also re-issuing the 1998 animated Mulan on 4K-UHD. There’s more good news for 4K-UHD buyers, with Sony offering […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Three Unmasks 2021 Season

Despite new ownership under Discovery, it looks like business as usual next year on Three, with the network today unveiling a 2021 slate that signals an “if it ain’t broke …” strategy. The only new shows announced were a NZ version of The Masked Singer, a Kiwi take on Bondi Rescue, and crime drama LA’s […]

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