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New to View: April 5 – 11

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online SUNDAY Charles: 50 Years as a Prince | Living, 7.30 “A brief history of our future king and his turbulent time as the Prince of Wales … Once derided for talking to plants and reviled by many for the breakdown of his marriage, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Onward for Sky

Today Sky offers its first direct “express release”, Onward, which would have been opening in theatres if not for the COVID-19 lockdown. Here’s the media release: Sky announces first ever Sky Express Release, Onward. When things are all up in the air, it’s best to look onward. Disney Pixar’s newest animated flick Onward is coming […]

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Latest TVNZ 1 Scheduling Update

Next week TVNZ 1 will replace its overnight infomercials with programmes because the network’s not allowed to advertise on non-commercial Easter days. On Good Friday, a Kath and Kim omnibus will screen from 1.15am-4.45am and US panel show Funny You Should Ask from 4.45am. Beyond the Edge, a documentary movie about Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in May

Next month Sky Box Sets will premiere a sci-fi romp about a teenager who falls into an ancient chamber and awakes a Gothic princess who’s been asleep for 1000 years. In the US, Dwight in Shining Armor screens on BYUtv, which is part of Utah’s Brigham Young University, and has been renewed for a third season. […]

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Network Movies in HD: April 4 – 10

  Saturday The 5th Wave (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Despicable Me 3 (Three, 7.00) Live by Night (TVNZ 2, 9.00) RoboCop 2 (Three, 8.50) The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Prime, 9.30) Christine (Duke, 9.30) The Purge: Anarchy (Three, 11.05) The Hateful Eight (TVNZ 2, 11.35)   Sunday Mommy’s Secret (TVNZ 2, 2.30am) Inkheart (TVNZ 2, 12.05) Love on the Slopes (TVNZ, 2.25) Dunkirk […]

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Disney+ Starts Strongly Down Under

Disney+ is now Australia’s fourth most popular subscription television service, drawing 1.8 million subscribers in its first three months, research company Roy Morgan reports. Disney+ launched in Australia and NZ at the same time. While the data relates only to the Australian market, the press release makes for fascinating reading about the rise of streaming in […]

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HD Heads-Up: Movies > April 11 – 17

TVNZ 1 and Maori TV will celebrate Easter with cracking free-to-air movie premieres. They will include two NZ movies, Daffodils (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday) and Hip Hop-eration (Maori TV, 9.30 Monday), and the charming Winnie the Pooh-inspired Goodbye Christopher Robin (8.15 Saturday). Maori TV also will screen in HD two vintage classics: High Noon (8.30 Saturday) and La Dolce Vita (8.30 Sunday). The […]

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HD Heads-Up: TV > April 11 – 17

➢➢ TVNZ 2 and Three will use their Easter weekend programming to help launch new-look schedules. Three’s overhaul will be spearheaded by David Lomas Investigates (7.30 Tuesdays from April 14), in which the top-rating Lost and Found star travels the world to try to solve complex New Zealand mysteries. It opens with his search for the […]

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New TVNZ Workouts Work Wonders

TVNZ Sales reports healthy ratings for the broadcaster’s Les Mills initiative to keep confined-to-home viewers fit and active during the COVID-19 lockdown. TVNZ 1’s BodyBalance on Monday morning drew more than 393,000 viewers while TVNZ 2’s Born to Move afternoon session drew 62,000 kids. “Over on TVNZ OnDemand, there are five episodes available and these have already […]

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New to Lightbox in April

Today Lightbox will premiere a crime anthology series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Variety says Briarpatch combines “some of the visual and narrative excess of Mr. Robot with the clean lines and emphasis on memorable characters” of a Suits: Anchored by a strong Rosario Dawson performance and flavoured with wit and a real sense of […]

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