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Is this the MySky of Next Year?

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel today unveiled its next-generation version of MySky with 4K-UHD streaming capability, voice-command functionality and a detachable 1TB hard drive for recording content. It’s also smaller than previous Foxtel boxes, has a faster processor with improved navigation and better personalisation features, and comes with a new music streaming service and third-party apps […]

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HD Ratings: Treasure Island a Gem for TVNZ 2

TVNZ 2’s season premiere of Celebrity Treasure Island left Three’s season finale of The Block NZ high and dry in the core commercial demographics on Monday night. CTI averaged a heroic 7.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.9% of 18-49s, and sustained this viewership over the course of its 70-minute launch. The Block NZ, which was […]

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HD Ratings: Bledisloe Bleeds Free-to-Air

Sky’s Bledisloe Cup coverage on Sunday mauled the free-to-air networks, with viewership nosediving in the ultra-prime period of 6.30-9.00. The live rugby on Sky Sport 1 averaged 8.8% of the country and, in the core commercial demographics that matter most to the networks, 9.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 7.4% of 18-49s. TVNZ 1’s time slot-winning […]

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Grey’s Anatomy Cut From Primetime

TVNZ 2 is relegating Grey’s Anatomy to late-night after weeks of dismal ratings for the long-running hospital drama. As of this week, the Tuesday broadcast will shift from 9.30 to 10.25. It will be replaced by a new season of Paranormal Caught on Camera. The change means that 2 Broke Girls will now air at […]

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Ryan Bridge New AM Show Host

Ryan Bridge has been appointed to succeed Duncan Garner as the host of Three’s The AM Show. Here’s the media release: RYAN BRIDGE ANNOUNCED AS NEW HOST OF THE AM SHOW Newshub is delighted to announce Ryan Bridge as the new host of The AM Show, broadcast on Three weekdays from 6-9am. Long-time stand-in presenter […]

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Sky Drops the Ball on Golf Playoffs

Hopefully there won’t be another ‘balls-up’ in Sky’s PGA Tour coverage tomorrow when Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm go head-to-head in the final round of this year’s FedEx Cup playoffs. Last weekend’s penultimate contest in the three-tournament series culminated in a thrilling sudden-death six-hole marathon between Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau. After a titanic see-sawing struggle, […]

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New to View: September 5 – 11

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ American Horror Story: Double Feature SoHo, 9.30 “By putting two ideas together in one short season, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and the rest of the AHS: Double Feature team is taking their anthology idea to a logical extent. There’s a bit about […]

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Shudder’s Halloween Countdown

Over the next two months horror streaming service Shudder will celebrate the coming of Halloween with an unprecedented slate of premieres and exclusives. “Every Halloween, we try to out-do ourselves,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler says. “Last year we supersized the season, expanding our celebration to 61 days, and this year, we’re going even bigger […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 4 – 10

Saturday Beauty and the Beast (TVNZ 2, 7.00) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Three, 7.00) The Secret of the Sword (Maori TV, 7.00) Captain Fantastic (Maori TV, 8.40) First Man (Three, 8.50) Bridesmaids (TVNZ 2, 9.00) My Evil Soccermom (Three, 11.10) My Cousin Rachel  (TVNZ 2, 11.50)   Sunday Argo (TVNZ 2, 1.45am) Charlie’s Angels (Three, 8.00) […]

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HD Ratings: Poor Start for Million Pound Pawn

TVNZ 1’s Thursday premiere of Million Pound Pawn had more ratings lustre than Three’s Aussie Gold Hunters but trailed the return of TVNZ 2’s Ambulance. It averaged 2.7% of 25-54 year-olds and 1.9% of 18-49s vs Ambulance’s 3.2% / 2.7% and Hunters’ 2.0 / 1.7%. Pawn’s ratings were down sharply on Super Rich Sleepovers, which […]

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