What Will Prime in HD Offer?


Assuming Prime at last does go HD in the first three months of next year, as has been officially signalled, what will the channel be showcasing in 1080i?

Here’s some of the highlights unveilled at yesterday’s new season launch:

Limitless: Series spun off the movie of the same name, about the brain-boosting power of a mysterious drug  that makes the FBI’s secret weapon  a criminal’s worst nightmare.

American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson: John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Schwimmer star in this dramastisation of the court case from the lawyers’ perspective.

Partners in Crime: Agatha Christie adaptation starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine as partners in crimefighting Tommy and Tuppence Beresford.

Angel From Hell: Is Jane Lynch’s loudmouth nut a guardian angel in disguise?

Deadline Gallipoli: Australian miniseries about four war correspondents; Sam Worthington and Hugh Dancy star.

New documentaries and factual series include Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure, Simply Nigella, Animal Super Parents, Natural Born Hustlers and Soundbreaking, which documents revolutions in audio recording.

Prime’s also lined up a slew of New Zealand commissions, covering live deer capture, crayfishers, forensics, antibiotic resistance, mining, bullying and the subterranean sequel to New Zealand From Above, Below New Zealand.

Chances are some of these series will screen before Prime flicks the HD switch; the network is not saying when they will go to air.

Returning series include: Modern Family (S7), CSI: Cyber (S2), Bones (S11), MasterChef Junior USA (S4), NCIS: New Orleans (S2), Poldark (S2), Jane the Virgin (S2), Elementary (S4), American Idol Strike Back (S4), Weekend Murders Legends (S2), Game of Thrones (S6),  Doctor Who (S10) and Scorpion (S2).

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3 Responses to “What Will Prime in HD Offer?”

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    November 14, 2015 at 10:43 am

    It will be great to finally watch Doctor Who in HD. Although I also buy each series on Blu-ray later on.

  2. They’re apparently testing Prime HD now…


    New logo looks uninspired.

  3. Thanks for the heads-up, Malx. Can live with a lesser logo if it heralds better picture specs.

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