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TVNZ Pulls Doctor Who and World on Fire

Doctor Who turns out to be a time traveller who doesn’t travel well to this part of the universe. TVNZ 2’s Friday night re-run of the episode that first screens 9am Monday has been pulled and replaced with Best of Travel Guides, starting from 7.30 tonight. The Monday broadcast and midday Saturday re-run will continue. […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 1 – 7

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will re-run the first season of Bancroft ahead of next month’s season two premiere. Double-episodes of S1 will air January 27 and January 28 after Tonight, a week before S2 begins its 9.00 Monday run. The series stars Sarah Parish as the chief of a merged police force who confronts a new […]

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New to Blu: January 22 – 28

Gemini Man ➢ “Holy wow. That alone can pretty much sum up my thoughts about this native 4K 2160p 60fps with Dolby Vision HDR presentation … Dolby Vision HDR kicks up the impressive imagery and with the combination of HFR, it easily surpasses the standard 1080p presentation.” — High-Def Digest. ➢ “The 4K disc breaks […]

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New to Blu: January 15 – 21

Hustlers ➢ “A picture-perfect 1080p transfer. The presentation is exquisite, digitally sourced and brought to life on the 1080p format with flawless textures and colours … The image never exhibits source noise to bothersome levels and compression issues are nowhere to be found.” — Blu-ray.com. ➢ “The image went with some stylised photography at times […]

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Network HD Movie Highlights: January 18 – 24

Saturday Home (Three, 7.00) The Switch (TVNZ 2, 8.35) Happy Gilmore (Three, 8.50) Single White Female (Duke, 9.25) A Teacher’s Obsession (Three, 10.50)   Sunday Hardcore Henry (TVNZ 2, 12.35am) Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (TVNZ 2, 2.10am) Finding Dory (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Furious 7 (Three, 8.30) Logan  (TVNZ 2, 8.45) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream […]

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Prime Scheduling Changes

Prime has revamped its schedule for the next week. New programmes and/or time slots are highlighted in yellow.

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HD Heads-Up: January 25 – 31

➢➢ The fruits of TVNZ’s BBC deal for its wildlife output continues with the premiere of First Year On Earth (TVNZ 1, 8.00 Tuesdays from January 28). In following the dramatic lives of six baby animals as they experience their first year in the wild, it purportedly “casts a new light on their world – […]

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TVNZ 1 Bags Harry and Meghan Doco

TVNZ 1 will dump next Wednesday’s Extreme Cake Makers and Location Location Location to premiere Harry & Meghan: A Royal Crisis?. Reads the blurb: “Following the announcement of the royal couple withdrawing from senior duties, we look at the extent of the repercussions this decision will have on the House of Windsor in the coming months.” […]

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TVNZ 2 Drops 100k Pound and Deposes Spartan

TVNZ 2 has ditched The 100k Pound Drop and Spartan: New Zealand vs Australia from its Saturday night schedule and is reinstating an evening movie slot. After only three weeks, the transTasman reality competition is being relegated to 5.30 Saturdays, displacing the 6.05 broadcast of the UK game show. I haven’t seen the ratings for […]

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Westworld Rides Again

Expect season three of HBO’s Westworld to premiere here on March 16. The US cable giant announced today the futuristic hit will return on March 15 and traditionally Sky’s SoHo airs the series the same time as HBO. It will take over the 3pm and 8.30 Monday slots that HBO’s latest drama series, The Outsider, […]

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