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HD Heads-Up: March 6 – 12

➢➢ Typifying yet another lacklustre week of premieres on free-to-air TV is what sounds like just one more police reality show — but critics suggests Inside the Irish Police: The Guards (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Tuesdays from March 9) is anything but. The series was filmed over two years in Dublin’s Wild West, the K-District, where […]

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Disney+ Adds More Star Titles

Disney+ launched its Star channel today with more titles than it originally announced for NZ. Here are the additional movies and TV series, many of which can be streamed in 4K: Movies AFTERMATH ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN AUSTRALIA THE BEACH BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA BREAKTHROUGH BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER […]

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D+ Day’s Here for Star

The channel that some are picking will help Disney+ surpass Netflix in subscriptions five years from now goes live tonight. Star will offer a Hulu-like smorgasbord of entertainment that’s more general and generally more adult than most of the family-oriented fare already on Disney+ under its Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, Marvel and Star Wars channels. […]

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Spark Sport Slugs It to Boxing Pirates

Spark Sport is warning boxing fans not to risk relying on pirated streams of Saturday’s Joseph Parker-vs-Junior Fa bout. In a press release it “reminds” boxing fans to not leave watching the fight to chance on a pirated broadcast on social media as illegal streams will be shut down swiftly and well before people watching […]

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New to Acorn TV in March

Total Control, an Australian thriller about a heroic aboriginal woman who resists becoming the Prime Minister’s political pawn, will stream on Acorn TV from March 22. The NZ exclusive stars Deborah Mailman (Offspring) as the survivor of an encounter with an active shooter who’s recruited by the embattled PM (Rachel Griffiths) to be a senator […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Reports Six-Month Surge

Sky more than tripled its net profit for the six months ending December 2020 on the back of strong streaming growth, reduced churn, lower programming costs and stabilising its Sky Box subscriptions ahead of releasing an overdue My Sky upgrade. Here’s the media release: Sky delivers strong first half result; Sky Box customer base stabilising; firm […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ 2’s New Supernatural Anthology

TVNZ 2 will screen a new multi-cultural anthology about the supernatural. The untitled scripted series will air in primetime over six weeks, having received about $3 million in public funding. NZOA and Te Māngai Pāho are also bankrolling five other bilingual projects. Here are the media releases: New TVNZ Anthology series to explore Māori, Pasifika, […]

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New to View: February 21 – 27

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story TVNZ 1, 8.30 TVNZ 1 follows the season return of Sunday at 7.30 with this two-part re-examination of the “dingo took my baby” case narrated by Sam Neill (who played Chamberlain’s husband in Evil Angels). […]

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New to DocPlay in March

A 2020 PSB documentary about the power that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wields is among next month’s premieres on DocPlay. Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (March 29) screened as part of the public broadcaster’s Frontline strand this time last year. Reads the blurb: Jeff Bezos is not only one of the richest […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in March

Two of the best British dramas in recent years will screen back-to-back next month on Sky Box Sets. As well as Gentleman Jack and A Very English Scandal, the channel will screen full seasons of Westworld, Devs and Succession. Here’s the nightly 7.30 line-up: Justified S6 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S4 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S5 […]

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