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SoHo Adds Rap Sh!t to July Slate

SoHo has added a new comedy to its July schedule from Insecure producer/writer Issa Rae. Rap Sh!t (8.30 Thursdays from July 28) will premiere a week after its HBO Max debut (although probably will turn up earlier on Sky’s streaming service Neon). The series stars Aida Osman and KaMillion as estranged high school friends who reunite to form a rap group.

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Network Movies in HD: June 18 – 24

Saturday Goodbye Christopher Robin (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Goosebumps 2 (Three, 7.00) The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Love Sarah (Eden, 8.30) Viceroy’s House (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) Gringo (Three, 8.45) Destination Love (TVNZ 1, 9.00) Born to Dance (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Beowulf (Duke, 9.30) The Zookeeper’s Wife (TVNZ 2, 10.50) Top of the Class (Three, 10.55)   […]

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HD Ratings: Boozy Gower Toast of the Town

Three’s Patrick Gower:On Booze double-shot was a top-shelf hit over the two nights it aired. Tuesday’s documentary averaged 7.0% of 25-54 year-olds, Three’s target audience, to obliterate the competition. TVNZ 1’s First Responders averaged 2.7% and TVNZ 2’s NCIS: Hawai’i 2.8%. This was despite Gower lead-in MasterChef NZ trailing TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia, which won […]

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TVNZ and TikTok Countdown Matariki

Here’s the full line-up of TVNZ’s Matariki highlights, including the broadcaster’s partnership with TikTok for an all-star concert. Reads the media release: TVNZ and TikTok partner for spectacular Matariki music event In celebration of Matariki and our unique cultural heritage in Aotearoa, the country’s biggest and brightest musical stars will take to the stage on […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 25 – July 1

➢➢ TVNZ 2 is doubling down on making us double up by refreshing its comedy line-up ahead of Taskmaster NZ’s return. Laughs Unleashed (9.30 Friday from July 1) is being promoted as a post-Covid resumption of funny business. Each episode will feature three comedians in an intimate studio space: Tom Sainsbury, Nick Gibb, Brynley Stent, […]

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TVNZ Spins Pact With Spidey’s Crowd

TVNZ has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television that covers movies and TV series for broadcast and streaming. It was announced this afternoon following Monday’s rebranding of TVNZ OnDemand as TVNZ+. Here’s the release: TVNZ announces new multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television TVNZ and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced an […]

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Spider-Man Bound for Disney+ NZ

Disney+ NZ announced today it will stream the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies from Friday. The movies have been missing from the Disney+ Marvel line-up because they were produced by Sony Pictures. They are Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Their release to Disney+ signals a new partnership that will extend to more […]

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Is This the Future of Sport on TV?

From next year soccer fans around the world will be able to stream Major League Soccer matches on Apple TV+. Today’s announcement follows Paramount Global outbidding Disney’s Star India to broadcast India’s cricket league online in partnership with Viacom 18. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The agreement makes MLS the most significant American sports league […]

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HD Ratings: Too Many Chefs …?

The gap between MasterChef NZ and MasterChef Australia: Fans & Faves widened on Monday, when the former led the latter by nearly a point in the core commercial demographics. But TVNZ 1 was the night’s big winner, with its line-up surging ahead of the competition. MasterChef NZ averaged 2.9% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Sour on MasterChef Clash

In one of the silliest programming manoeuvres since TVNZ rolled out Popstars across both its networks, the MasterChef Australia vs NZ stoush on Sunday split the audience and dished up TVNZ 1 an easy win in both core commercial demographics. You can argue which network was in the wrong: Three for launching its MasterChef revival […]

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