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New to Sky Box Sets in December

FX’s A Christmas Carol, a dark three-part Steven Knight adaptation starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis, will add festive flavour to next month’s slate on Sky Box Sets. Screening in order of their nightly 7.30 rotation will be: A Black Lady Sketch Show S1 Nurse Jackie S5 The Magicians S5 Downton Abbey S3 House of Lies S4 Californication S1 Parenthood S2b […]

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New to Sky Movies in December

Sky Movies Premiere The Batman See How they Run Firestarter The Northman X V for Vengeance Crawlspace Dog Happening Fortress: Sniper’s Eye Redeeming Love Sky Movies Classics Young Guns 2 Excalibur Back to the Future Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Sky Movies Family Toys & Pets Teen Titans […]

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Where Have the Younger Viewers Gone?

NZ On Air’s latest audience research report reveals fewer than one-in-three 15-24 year-olds watch TV or local on-demand platforms, opting instead for social media, foreign video site, SVODs and online games. Surprisingly, TVNZ 1 reaches more of this demographic than younger-skewing TVNZ 2 and Three. Here’s the NZOA media release: New insights for NZ media […]

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New to TVNZ+ in December

So much does the TVNZ+ Christmas streaming cup runneth over, complete with a new branded channel, that you could cancel all your SVOD subscriptions and still not have enough time to view everything before The Big Day. Here are the newcomers, with TVNZ-supplied blurbs: Litvinenko (December 16, full season) David Tennant (Des, Broadchurch) stars as Alexander Litvinenko, […]

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TVNZ+ to Launch Sustainability Channel

Sustainability is the name and theme of the latest TVNZ+ branded channel, which will launch on December 5. The curated selection of documentaries and series will focus on the social, economic, and environmental consequences of climate change and the possible solutions. The first batch of titles will include: Black Gold Wasteland Climate Change: The Facts […]

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New to AMC+ in December

’80s sitcom stars George Wendt (Cheers) and Julia Duffy (Newhart) star in the December 2 premiere of Christmas With the Campbells. Written by Vince Vaughn, American Vandal’s Dan Lagana and festive movie vet Barbara Kymlicka, the romantic-comedy concerns a jilted girlfriend (Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow) who’s persuaded by the family of her ex-boyfriend to still spend Christmas with them. […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 26-December 2

Saturday Pitch Perfect 3 (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Hotel Transylvania 2 (Prime, 7.00) The Mermaid Princess (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) The Wedding Ringer (Three, 8.30) The Dry (Eden, 8.30) Battle of Britain (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) Black and Blue (Three, 10.30)   Sunday Underworld Evolution (TVNZ 2, 12.25am) The Astronaut’s Wife (TVNZ 2, 2.10am) Kung Fu Panda 3 (TVNZ 2, 4.10) Pacific […]

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NZTV Award Winners Announced

The Panthers and Raised by Refugees respectively have won the top drama and comedy trophies in this year’s NZ TV Awards. Here’s the media release: NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2022 WINNERS (Auckland – November 24, 2022)  Aotearoa’s television industry gathered to celebrate the sector’s achievements tonight as the 2022 New Zealand Television Awards winners were announced. […]

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Prime Video Rounds Up the Next Yellowstone

Yellowstone fans will need to subscribe to Prime Video to stream the next prequel, 1923. Although Yellowstone streams on Neon (and screens on SoHo), Prime Video has the exclusive NZ rights to the first “origin” story, 1883, and the latest (which will stream on Paramount+ in other territories). The next instalment of the Dutton saga, […]

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TVNZ 2 Loses Patience With Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is being shunted towards late-night following TVNZ 2’s inability to get a big ratings bang out of the sitcom. The network had hoped pairing The Big Bang Theory prequel with Sione’s Wedding prequel DuckRockers would turn it into a belated hit. But DuckRockers has proved to be a lame duck, too, and today, after […]

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