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TV One to Go Wild Over More HD

The popularity of Frozen Planet and Nature’s Great Events, which continues tonight at 8.30, has encouraged TV One to screen more natural history content in HD. The next BBC wildlife series to go out in 1080i will be Yellowstone. It originally aired off-peak in SD but in the wake of high ratings for Planet and […]

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HD Rebirth for Nature's Great Events

HD Rebirth for Nature’s Great Events

 Frozen Planet’s popularity seems to have broken the ice for seeing more natural history in HD, at least on TV One. Screenscribe.tv has just confirmed that tonight’s 8.30 repeat of Nature’s Great Events will screen in HD, even though it originally aired two years ago in SD. Narrated by David Attenborough, this six-part, BBC must-see intelligently and spectacularly […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 13

HDTV Ratings: March 13

TV3’s NCIS posted its best ratings of the season Tuesday, when it narrowed the gap with TV2’s top-rating Go Girls and the final of TV One’s popular Frozen Planet. Both of the TVNZ hits slipped with 25-54 year-olds, allowing NCIS, which guest starred ex-Charlie’s Angel Cheryl Ladd, to average 8.6% of this demographic. It still […]

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New to Blu: TV > March 7-13

New to Blu: TV > March 7-13

Having proved there is an audience for blue-chip natural history documentaries in primetime with Frozen Planet, let’s hope the next batch TVNZ buys from the BBC are in HD. Anyone who compares the Blu-ray of Frozen Planet, which went on sale today, with the SD broadcast won’t regret their purchase. As well as superior resolution […]

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HDTV Ratings: January 17

HDTV Ratings: January 17

A return to peak-hour quality programming has paid off spectacularly for TV One. The network that has tarnished its legacy as the country’s flagship broadcaster with a marathon of factual entertainment and police procedurals at last looks to be stopping the rot – at least on Tuesday nights. Last night’s natural history double-bill of Primeval […]

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