TVNZ Makes More Friends Online


Friends and 2 Broke Girls are the latest Warner Bros shows to become available on-demand at amid the pending premieres of three series made with Kiwi talent.

Every episode of every season made of Friends and Girls went live on the streaming platform today, along with the first two seasons of Famous In Love and Trial & Error.

Due to go live from January 1 are The Mentalist and Person of Interest while already on demand are every episode of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, The Middle, Queen Sugar, Lethal Weapon, Claws and seasons 1-4 of Underbelly (which originally screened on TV3).

TVNZ 2 has tentatively scheduled Young Sheldon to premiere on air in February.

Also bowing first online are:

➢ Sisters, which stars Antonia Prebble and could be the next Offspring

➢ new Melanie Lynskey vehicle Sunshine

➢  Kiwi web comedy Stake Out (TVNZ has the back catalogue rights to the first two seasons, which are on YouTube, and will stream season three exclusively).

Daily Review thought Sistersnotably more sophisticated” than other current Aussie dramas and noted while it didn’t debut to spectacular ratings, “the series has the potential to do well on Ten’s catch-up service, as I suspect it will be the kind of show that people recommend to their friends”.

The full season of Sisters will stream from December 11, four days ahead of Stake Out and Sunshine.

The latter is a four-part Melbourne-based crime drama starring Lynskey and Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), about an South Sudanese-Australian basketball player who gets caught up in a police investigation that could spoil his prospects.

The Guardian thought it “one of the standout Australian TV shows of the year” while New Daily hailed it as “a terrific, groundbreaking drama that takes audiences inside the world of a misunderstood Australian minority community”.

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2 Responses to “TVNZ Makes More Friends Online”

  1. I’m really am glad TVNZ have put their On-demand on Apple TV, it’s so darn good :)

  2. Do you have to sit thru endless non-skipping ads?

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