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Network Movies in HD: September 12 – 18

Saturday Aliens in the Attic (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Bridesmaids (Three, 8.30) The Campaign (TVNZ 2, 8.35) Into the Storm (TVNZ 2, 10.30) The Founder (Three, 11.00)   Sunday Matchstick Men (TVNZ 2, 12.05am)  Pitch Perfect 3 (Three, 7.00) Another Year (Maori TV, 8.30) Bridget Jones’s Baby (Three, 8.55) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Hostel (Duke, 10.05) Intruders (TVNZ 2, 11.35)   Monday Poi E (Maori […]

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Three Fast Tracks The Masked Singer USA

Kiwis will be among the first in the world to see the latest US season of the reality smash, The Masked Singer. Three will screen season four 7.30 on Fridays from September 25, the day after its Fox broadcast. Yesterday I posted the network would premiere S1 eight months after its US debut but a […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Tips Revenue Rise

Sky today confirmed its annual results and revised upwards it revenue forecast for 2021.  Here’s the media release: Sky confirms FY20 results, enters new year in strong financial position Sky Network Television Limited (SKT) delivered results for the twelve months ended 30 June 2020 (excluding non-cash impairment of goodwill) that were in line with guidance, with […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 19 – 25

➢➢ Coronation Street fans can look forward to the resumption of hour-long episodes the same week TVNZ 1 premieres a comedy-drama series starring former Weatherfield stalwart Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper). The Trouble With Maggie Cole (8.30 Sundays from September 20) pairs Hesmondhalgh with Dawn French as neighbours whose lives are upended when the titular character, […]

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Prime to Premiere Covid-19 Drama – Again

The most rescheduled drama in the history of Prime TV at last will premiere on September 24. INSiDE was conceived as a short-form drama that the channel would strip in eight 15-minute instalments, from 8.30 Sunday-Wednesday over two weeks. But that strategy was deep-sixed when its implementation coincided with the Covid-19 resurgence that led to Auckland’s […]

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New to Blu: September 9 – 22

The first batch of Blu-ray releases in two weeks is dominated by vintage TV series and movies making their debuts on the format. Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series Restored comes with extraordinary extras and was highly praised for the quality of its HD mastering given the four series were made between 1969 and […]

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Long-Awaited MediaWorks TV Sale to Discovery Announced

MediaWorks today confirmed what had long been anticipated: the sale of its TV arm to global giant Discovery. Here’s the media release: MEDIAWORKS REACHES AGREEMENT TO SELL TV OPERATIONS TO DISCOVERY, INC. New Zealand’s largest independent commercial broadcaster MediaWorks and the global leader of real-life entertainment Discovery Inc. (“Discovery”) are pleased to announce they have […]

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New to View: September 6 – 12

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ The Salisbury Poisonings TVNZ 1, 8.30 “The three-part series is a fact-based drama relating the events that took place in the small UK city of Salisbury in March 2018, when a former Russian solider (also an agent for UK intelligence) and […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 5 – 11

Saturday Early Man (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Silver Brumby (Maori TV, 7.00) Blade (Three, 8.30) Bad Grandpa (TVNZ 2, 8.40) 300: Rise of an Empire (TVNZ 2, 10.30) Sisters (Three, 10.50)   Sunday The Losers (TVNZ 2, 12.25am)  Independence Day: Resurgence (Three, 8.00) In Bruges (Maori TV, 8.30) Father Figures (TVNZ 2, 8.40) Unforgettable (TVNZ 2, 10.55)   Monday Seed: The Untold Story (Maori […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 12 – 18

➢➢ A raft of Kiwi premieres dominate network schedules in mid-September, including a series that explores the evolution of Māori, Nigel Latta’s latest, and the return of three homegrown staples. Coinciding with Maori Language Week will be the debut of Origins (TVNZ 1, 8.25 Tuesdays from September 15). The three-part series follows the 7.30 return […]

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