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Lightbox Shuts Down Ahead of Amazon Prime NZ Launch

Okay, it’s a click-bait headline but the pending official launch of Amazon’s streaming service in NZ does raise questions about Lightbox’s access to original product on the eve of the Spark site closing overnight. Lightbox’s library includes Amazon originals like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle. Will it continue to stream these exclusively in this market or will […]

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Where are the Audiences? — NZOA

NZ On Air has just published a report about the growing gap between younger and older audiences, and what it means for traditional media and the agency’s funding strategy. “NZ audience behaviour is changing, and so are we,” chief executive Jane Wrightson says. “We will be announcing changes to the way we approach our funding investments […]

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Critical Condition: Mr. Robot

Mr Robot (Lightbox, from today) “The much anticipated second season picks up about 30 days after the cyberattack on E Corp/Evil Corp by hacktivist group fsociety has erased everyone’s debt and, not surprisingly, thrown the world financial markets into chaos. The fallout has begun and it’s safe to say that season two will delve heavily […]

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Netflix Launches Lost in Space Reboot

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode reboot of Lost in Space that will premiere on its global streaming service in 2018. Netflix says the 1960’s sci-fi classic (above) has been “reimagined” by movie screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter) but will take its cues from the original series. The  Zack Estrin (Prison Break)-produced show will follow the adventures of the Robinson […]

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Tasmanian Noir to Light Up Lightbox

Lightbox will stream one of the year’s most anticipated Australian drama series from July 4 — the same day it airs on pay-TV service Foxtel.  The Kettering Incident stars Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, Everest) as a doctor who finds herself inexplicably linked to the cases of two girls who mysteriously disappeared 15 years apart in identical circumstances […]

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Tardis Titans in the HD Zone

Doctor Who fans can rejoice in the prospect of at last being able to see a NZ broadcast of the series in HD. Sky’s The Zone is picking up the first seven seasons of the Russell T Davies’ reboot, covering the appearances of the ninth (Christopher Eccleston), tenth (David Tennant) and eleventh (Matt Smith) doctors but […]

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Guest Post: How Streaming Stats Stack Up

I agree on quality delivered by Netflix but beg to differ on the aspects like original content and the comprehensiveness of the Netflix library (which hasn’t grown since it launched in NZ). All providers have “original content” by way of their relationships and exclusive content obtained (TVNZ with ABC-Disney, TimeWarner etc, Lightbox with Amazon, Neon […]

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Lightbox Adds Another Exclusive

Kiwi streaming service Lightbox has added 37 Days to its line-up of exclusive dramas. The acclaimed three-part BBC series dramatises what happened in the final days before the outbreak of the First World War. It aired two years ago in the UK, where The Independent described it as “a political thriller that grippingly uncovers the countdown to war … “Narrated […]

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Sky Scores European Golf Coverage

Sky has confirmed it will start screening live coverage of the European Tour from today. The five-year deal also includes the Asian Tour and comes after Lightbox Sports “ceded” the rights on the grounds there wasn’t enough interest to warrant continuing coverage of the European Tour on its streaming service — a curious argument given […]

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Lightbox Relinquishes European Golf Tour Rights

Don’t be surprised if coverage of the European Tour returns to Sky after Lightbox ceded the rights. In a note to subscribers of the PGA streaming service, it says: “The 2016 European Tour events are no longer available to view on World Golf Pass. “With the extremely limited interest by viewership in the European Tour it […]

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