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Thrones S4 Finale: Can You Stand the Wait?

Thrones S4 Finale: Can You Stand the Wait?

Game of Thrones showrunners say tonight’s season finale (SoHo, 8.30) will be “cruel” and “terrifying” (links contain spoilers). “It didn’t seem possible, but Game of Thrones has unleashed an episode that may rival The Red Wedding as among its most-talked about ever,” The Hollywood Reporter predicts. Deadline Hollywood said the US Father’s Day timing of the finale could not have […]

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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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Truly, Prime Draws First Blood Again

Truly, Prime Draws First Blood Again

Once more, SoHo subscribers will miss out on seeing True Blood in HD when season six premieres on Prime. Sky’s free-to-air channel again has first dibs on the HBO hit because it was the first broadcaster to screen the vampire drama in NZ. The latest season goes to air this weekend on HBO and, if it were a […]

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SoHo Misses Out on HBO Hit

SoHo Misses Out on HBO Hit

Despite sparking reviews and ratings, SoHo subscribers shouldn’t break out the bubbly just yet in anticipation of seeing the Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, on Sky’s premium drama channel. HBO made the Michael Douglas-Matt Damon vehicle and scored its highest original movie ratings in nine years with its cable-TV premiere over the weekend. But outside […]

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SoHo Lifts Thrones Game to Screen It Within Hours of HBO

SoHo Lifts Thrones Game to Screen It Within Hours of HBO

Just when you thought SoHo was losing its mojo, with also-rans like Banshee, Hunted and Durham County, Sky has announced its premium HD drama channel will air season three of Game of Thrones within three-and-a-half hours of its HBO broadcast. It will screen 8.30 Mondays from April 1, a month after season two’s release on […]

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Presidential Spruce-Up for Game of Thrones

Presidential Spruce-Up for Game of Thrones

A “collector’s edition” of the first season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray will be released here on November 21 for $70. It will repackage nearly all of the material on the original release with the first episode of season two, in a box set with the sigils of the four main houses and a premium […]

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Luck Now Dead Wood

Luck Now Dead Wood

Deadwood creator David Milch’s horse racing drama Luck has been axed following the death of a third horse during filming. The HBO series is midway through its SoHo run, where episode six will air Monday night (Sky 10, 8.30). Deadline reports season two of Luck is in mid-production and it is unclear whether the already filmed […]

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Sky’s SoHo Surprise a Low Blow

The biggest surprise about Sky TV’s new HD channel wasn’t its premium content but its premium pricing. Instead of bundling SoHo with its Platinum Movies package, Sky plans to charge all subscribers an extra $10 a month to receive the HBO-style channel from December. Talk about making a sow’s ear out of a silk purse! […]

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Sky Profits From HD Channels, Plans More

Sky Profits From HD Channels, Plans More

On the eve of announcing details of two more HD channels, Sky TV today reported nearly 280,000 HD decoders had been rented to subscribers. That’s 10.6% more than the previous year and should signal enough interest in HD content for Sky to reconsider making its free-to-air channel, Prime, 1080i (particularly on the back of its […]

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Sky Buys Scorching Scorsese Gangster Drama

Sky Buys Scorching Scorsese Gangster Drama

Sky TV has picked up a new Martin Scorsese-directed gangster drama series that HBO hopes will be its next The Sopranos. The deal was done at the LA Screenings market, where broadcasters from around the world gather to preview pilots for the new US TV season. Many of the new shows already are locked up […]

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