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Hot Off the Press (Release): Spark Makes TV Free to Stream

Spark this morning announced its customers would receive permanently free access to its TV streaming service Lightbox. This follows providing them with a year’s free subscription. Here’s the release in full: Spark has announced today it will be giving all of its home broadband customers a huge amount of extra value by shouting them a […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 5

Lightbox will launch season two of time travel hit Outlander on Sunday. Deadline Hollywood calls the “splendid feast” of a premiere “an opulent, exciting and extremely complicated affair, literally and figuratively” while The New Yorker warns of “graphic surgical scenes that make The Knick look prissy, and another time-travel twist”.  Meanwhile, soon to leave Lightbox […]

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New to Blu: October 21 – 27

Great Scott! It’s not only Arnie’s who back — both back-to-the-future franchises blast their way back on to Blu-ray. Terminator Genisys comes with a Dolby Atmos option and less impressive extras about the casting, locations and vfx. The 30th anniversary edition of the Back to the Future trilogy isn’t worth upgrading to if you already have the 25th […]

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New to Blu: April 1-7

The big hero of the Easter weekend Blu-ray slate is an animated take on one of Marvel’s lesser known superheroes. “As you’d expect, Disney’s 1080p presentation of Big Hero 6 is absolutely flawless. If there was an animated movie meant for big-screen projector viewing, this is it.” “The movie is awash in healthy colours that […]

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Lightbox on the Ball With Saul

Lightbox on the Ball With Saul

Vikings and Outlander are the latest series that Lightbox will stream here in HD within hours of the US. Part two of Outlander’s first season will be available from from April 5 while Vikings’ third season premieres on February 20. Lightbox also is “express” streaming the latest seasons of Black Sails and Suits, and reports […]

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Lightbox Lights Up With HD Exclusives

Lightbox Lights Up With HD Exclusives

Spark’s Lightbox sets sail today with crossbones drama Black Sails among its HD attractions. The streaming service went live at midnight, with such exclusives as Outlander, Vikings, 24: Live Another Day, Alpha House, Suits, Franklin and Bash and Lost Girl. It’s also picked up the country music drama Nashville that TV One pulled before the end of […]

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Lightbox Lands Big Hit in Outlander

Lightbox Lands Big Hit in Outlander

One of Lightbox’s exclusive acquisitions, Outlander, debuted to out-sized ratings in the US at the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it notched up a “multiplatform best” for the Starz cable channel, delivering 3.7 million viewers in total. “Though the network had a big success in Spartacus and recently got solid performances from Power and Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander has given the […]

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Lightbox Shaping Up to Be HD Heavyweight

Lightbox Shaping Up to Be HD Heavyweight

New subscription video on demand service Lightbox may be a Netflix-lite but it will still launch with NZ’s most comprehensive line-up of online TV shows in HD. Yet while it will lure many subscribers with its $15-a-month, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of comedy and drama, Sky TV and the broadcasters will still have first dibs on all […]

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Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

New Zealand’s newest video on demand service will stream virtually all of its content in HD. Lightbox, which goes live later this month, initially will offer 5000 hours of TV shows at launch and almost everything except children’s programmes will be accessible in 720p or 1080p. That will be in stark contrast to TVNZ, MediaWorks […]

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