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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky CEO Exits

Sophie Moloney has succeeded Martin Stewart as the chief executive of Sky TV. Stewart’s resigned after fewer than two years at the helm in which he led radical change at the pay-TV broadcaster. Here’s the media release: Sky announces Chief Executive change Sky Chair Philip Bowman today announced the company’s Chief Executive Martin Stewart is […]

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New to DocPlay in December

Documentaries about screen, music and leadership icons dominate this month’s premieres on DocPlay. Here are the highlights: Suzi Q (December 3): Before Suzi Quatro burst on the music world in 1973, there were almost no women in rock, and absolutely none who played bass and sang lead vocals and led the band and rocked out and reached millions of people around the world. Singer, […]

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New to Rialto in December

The latest 35 Days instalment starts a six-week run tonight on Sky’s Rialto channel. As with it so predecessors, series five of the Welsh whodunit opens with a murder, in this case, at a wedding, then rewinds 35 days to reveal the killer. “It begins as a whodunnit – right off the bat, actually – […]

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New to View: November 29 – December 5

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Primates TVNZ 1, 7.30 “Primates is at the playful end of the natural history spectrum, with Chris Packham arching one eyebrow during the narration, and the music regularly journeying towards jaunty. Nature-watchers raised on David Attenborough shows with Planet in the title […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 28 – December 4

Saturday Arthur Christmas (TVNZ 2, 3.05) Sister Act (TVNZ 2, 5.05) Sister Act 2 (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Pirates – Band of Misfits (Maori TV, 7.00) American Made (Three, 8.25) The Lost Boys (Duke, 8.30) Blue Jasmine (Maori TV, 8.40) The Longest Yard (TVNZ 2, 9.10) Foxcatcher (TVNZ 2, 11.30)   Sunday Criminal (TVNZ 2, 2.05am) Inspector Gadget 2 (TVNZ 2, […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in December

  Amazon Prime Video will premiere three original movies next month, along with new series The Wilds and the return of The Expanse and The Grand Tour. It also will add broadcast series Bull, Hawaii Five-O, Elementary and MacGyver, S5 of Luther and S4 of This Is Us. Another premiere will be the Spanish historical […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 5 – 11

➢➢ The free-to-air premiere of Deadwater Fell will screen on December 6 (TVNZ 1, 8.30). The four-part thriller, about a murder in a small Scottish town, has been streaming on TVNZ OnDemand. The network will air it in two movie-length Sunday night instalments. David Tennant (Broadchurch), Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) and Matthew McNulty (The Bay) […]

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Christmas Comes Early For Coro Fans

To mark Coronation Street’s 60th birthday, TVNZ 1 will run a Diamond Jubilee Week of event programming from December 6-12. In addition to the 9.30 Tuesday-Thursday broadcasts, there will be two primetime specials and eight daytime commemorations. Over the past 30 years the show’s had a rocky history in this country, as a succession of […]

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New to Blu: November 25 – December 1

Season three of Westworld rides on to both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD this week. The latter features 2160pHEVC encoded video and lossless Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1 channel sound, reports AVSForum. For its presentation in Ultra HD Westworld Season Three was rendered from a 2K DI and up-converted to 4K. With a noticeable increase in detail the image appears sharper […]

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New to Netflix in December

The Holiday Movies That Made Us  (01/12/2020) Insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks unwrap the real stories behind iconic Christmas blockbusters. Big Mouth: Season 4 (04/12/2020) On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito. Selena: The Series (04/12/2020) A coming-of-age story […]

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