Tag Archives: Girls
Girls Get It On With Togetherness

Girls Get It On With Togetherness

The latest season of Girls is being teamed with a new comedy starring Kiwi Melanie Lynskey as part of a two-hour Thursday night comedy block on SoHo. People magazine called season four of Girls “an absolute delight, and possibly even better than the landmark first season” while Entertainment Weekly said “this season has astute things […]

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Big Bang Comedy Block for SoHo

Big Bang Comedy Block for SoHo

SoHo hopes to get more bang for its comedy buck next year with the the launch of a two-hour laughfest block with a Kiwi connection on Thursdays. It has teamed the latest seasons of Girls, Looking and Getting On with newcomer Togetherness (above). Togetherness stars Melanie Lynsey (Heavenly Creatures, Two and a Half Men) as one of four […]

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New to Blu: December 10-16

New to Blu: December 10-16

Disney included a 7.1 encode for the Region B release of Guardians of the Galaxy but not Planes 2: Fire & Rescue — although the omission may not be worth getting in a flap over, according to some sources. “The 7.1 DTS-HD track surprisingly lacks a strong surround mix, dynamic range, or much of a surround presence,” DVD […]

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Sky Renews HBO for SoHo Throne

Sky Renews HBO for SoHo Throne

Sky today announced it has renewed its exclusive output deal with HBO in a multi-year, multi-platform deal that includes subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights for select titles like Game of Thrones, The Wire, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Girls. The news comes on the eve of Telecom launching its own Lightbox streaming service that […]

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True Detective Triggers Top Ratings for US Debut

True Detective Triggers Top Ratings for US Debut

True Detective, which premieres tonight (SoHo, 8.30), had the highest-rating HBO debut since Boardwalk Empire in 2010. It went to air against the most-watched The Golden Globes ceremony in 10 years and drew 2.3 million viewers. That was well shy of Boardwalk Empire’s inaugural telecast (4.8 million) but ahead of Game of Thrones’ (2.2 million) […]

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SoHo Hits Pack Plenty of Heat for Summer

SoHo Hits Pack Plenty of Heat for Summer

Today’s season two premiere of Banshee launches a sizzling summer schedule on SoHo that this week includes new episodes of Girls and Justified, and the debut of one of the year’s most anticipated dramas, True Detective. Indeed, with the 20th Century Fox deal for Homeland, which starts next month, The Americans and American Horror Story, […]

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Summer Glow for SoHo

Summer Glow for SoHo

SoHo will debut HBO’s anticipated crime drama, True Detective, within two days of its US launch. As predicted, the series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana homicide cops who re-open a serial killer case is among January’s highlights, along with new seasons of Banshee, Top Boy, Girls and Treme. But whereas I thought […]

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December Doldrums for SoHo but New Year Truly Dynamic

December Doldrums for SoHo but New Year Truly Dynamic

SoHo’s December highlights are limited to filler specials but promised for 2014 are True Detective, Looking and a season of HBO documentaries. True Detective teams Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as Louisiana cops who reunite to re-open a serial killer case they worked on 17 years earlier. The series was written by The Killing’s Nic […]

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New to Blu: October 23-29

New to Blu: October 23-29

World War Z breaks out on to both 2D and 3D Blu-ray this week. “Shot with a combination of HD and traditional 35mm cameras, World War Z debuts on Blu-ray with a generally satisfying 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode … “My only gripe is that the video looks unrealistically smooth and sterile with a several instances of […]

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Box Set Redux for SoHo

Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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