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Duke to Air US Presidential Debate in HD

Sky has issued a press release reminding subscribers that they can watch the final US Presidential Debate today on any one of its five news channels — but it’s TVNZ’s Duke that will provide the best coverage: in HD. It’s inexplicable that amid the heightened interest in US politics post-Donald Trump’s election and the world […]

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HD Ratings: Match Fit No Match for Paramedics

Three’s premiere of Match Fit on Tuesday out-rated TVNZ 2’s Dog Almighty but not TVNZ 1’s Paramedics in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics. The All Blacks reunion challenge averaged 5.1% of 25-54s and 4.0% of 18-49s compared with 6.0% and 4.7% respectively for Paramedics. Dog Almighty won the 7.30 hour with 18-39 year-olds and also […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 24 – 30

Saturday Dumb and Dumber (TVNZ 2, 1.05) Blast from the Past (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Born Racer (Three, 8.30) The Ring (Duke, 8.30) I, Daniel Blake (Maori TV, 8.30) Godzilla (TVNZ 2, 9.00) The Night Stalker (Three, 10.25) Payback (TVNZ 2, 11.20)   Sunday The Imitation Game (TVNZ 2, 1.15am) The Switch (TVNZ 2, midday) Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: The Luminaries Shines in TV Award Nods

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2020 NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION AWARDS (Auckland – October 22, 2020) The New Zealand Television Awards are delighted to announce this year’s finalists, with a total of 114 nominations from more than 570 entries across 38 judged categories. Southern Light Films and Working Title TV’s The Luminaries, an epic drama set in 19th […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 31 – November 6

➢➢ True crime stories will dominate primetime in the first week of November. TVNZ 1 will launch the Bain family murders dramatisation Black Hands (8.30 Sunday) on a double-bill with Australian Crime Stories (9.30 Sunday), and premiere the latest seasons of Motorbike Cops (8.00 Monday) and Cold Case (8.30 Tuesday). TVNZ 2, meanwhile, will premiere Police Code […]

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Taskmaster NZ Off to “Terrific Start”

Taskmaster NZ premieres tonight (TVNZ 2, 8.30) on the back of an early rave review from Stuff and the network’s successful launch of Dog Almighty. “With plenty of frenetic fun, no little artistic skills, the occasional memorable one-liner and a final task that actually has practical applications for the general public, Taskmaster NZ is off to […]

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TVNZ Reveals US Election Night Coverage

Having topped the ratings with its NZ election night coverage, TVNZ 1 will devote three-and-a-half hours to live reportage of the US election on November 4. Result and analysis will screen from 4.00-8.30, aside from an hour-long break for 1 News at Six. “2020 has been an unprecedented year in politics, and outside of our […]

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New to View: October 18 – 24

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Dog Almighty TVNZ 2, 7.30 A Dog’s Show meets Tux Wonder Dogs in TVNZ’s first vehicle for Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce. Screens Mondays and Tuesdays, and re-runs 7.00 Saturday. ➢ Trump: The Reality Show TVNZ 1, 8.30 “The three-parter blends cringingly embarrassing clips […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 17 – 23

Saturday Blast from the Past (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Shutter Island (Duke, 8.30) Semi-Pro (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Focus (TVNZ 2, 10.50) Our Brand Is Crisis (TVNZ 1, midnight)   Sunday V for Vendetta (TVNZ 2, 12.45am) Casino Royale (Three, 7.00) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Olive Tree (Maori TV, 8.30) The Matrix Reloaded (TVNZ 2, […]

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Apple TV Comes to Sony TVs

Sony TV owners soon will be able to access Apple TV on their OLED and LED displays. The built-in app’s already on Samsung and LG TVs, and started rolling out today on Sony TV in the US, with other territories to follow. Premium Sony TVs already support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit2 but the Apple TV […]

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