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new-prime-logoSKY and Prime are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see Prime News – First at 5.30, produced by MediaWorks.

Launching in March, Prime News – First at 5.30 will be produced by the award-winning MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios. A dedicated production team with access to considerable resources and many of the country’s finest journalists and producers will provide an evening bulletin drawing on more than 200 TV, Radio and Digital news staff nationwide as well as foreign correspondents in Europe and Australia.

John Fellet, CEO of SKY TV, welcomed the move. Continue reading »

9:30pm Friday, February 1 on Prime

Drama Series

Cat and Tess investigate a vehicular homicide of an immigration judge. Iris, a Bosnian immigrant, is arrested on the suspicion of killing him for deporting her brother. Vincent insists that Iris is innocent, so trusting his instincts, Cat works behind the-scenes to uncover the truth. When Cat’s actions disrupt the investigation, Joe places her on leave. Nevertheless, she continues on her own to discover that Iris is hiding a family secret, and needs Vincent’s help. JT is concerned that Vincent risks exposure to Murifield by helping Cat, leading Cat to work out a way to communicate with Vincent without seeking him out.

7:30pm Friday, February 1 on Prime

Reality Series

It’s made ordinary people household names and become the blue-print for successful reality talent shows across the planet. Join host Ryan Seacrest, superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, New Zealander Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, as the auditions get underway in Chicago, Illinois.

9:30pm Thursday, January 31 on Prime

Drama Series

Harriet is distraught when she discovers that Gavin has been attacked in prison. Harriet is desperate to help her son, but has to face the harsh fact that bullying is a reality of prison life. The only possible way to secure Gavin’s protection is to ‘buy off’ the bully, with drugs. Harriet agrees to help Gavin… but where do you get drugs from and how do you smuggle them in?

8:35pm Thursday, January 31 on Prime

Reality Series

The Conviction restaurant has been open for two week but Lisa’s waiters are struggling, and when she asks some of her team to do things differently, an argument breaks out and a team member is sent home. Curley’s kitchen team is also struggling, especially Jared, who has only just been released from prison and is finding it hard to adjust to life on the outside, balancing long hours at the restaurant and family commitments. To try and encourage the trainees to up-their-game, Curley announces he’s asked a renowned food critic to review the restaurant. The trainees with the best feedback will receive a reward to give the friend or family member who’s helped them the most. But when Lisa and Curley announce who’s won the critic’s report, one of the trainees doesn’t take the feedback well.

7:30pm Thursday, January 31 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Jeremy is at the track to test the sensational new Audi R8 V10 Spyder against the latest version of Porsche’s enduring 911 Turbo cabriolet. Richard gives the old Chevrolet Lacetti a dignified send off before he and Clarkson host a star studded tea party to welcome in a shiny new Reasonably Priced Car.

9:30pm Wednesday, January 30 on Prime

Documentary Series

Ross travels to Juarez in Northern Mexico, the murder capital of the world. More than 3,000 people were gunned down in the city last year, victims of a bloody drug war being played out on America’s doorstep. Ross investigates the ruthless cartels fighting for control of the drug trade between Mexico and the US, a business worth more than $40 billion a year. Cartels rule and run the city through a policy known as ‘silver or lead’. Anyone who stands in their way is offered huge bribes… those who refuse are shot.


Pub Dig

8:30pm Wednesday, January 30 on Prime

Documentary Series

Rory McGrath joins archaeologist Paul Blinkhorn as they root around under Britain’s greatest alehouses to reveal the big stories from British history. The duo dig through time to expose the carousing, the plotting and the violence that has shaped Britain’s turbulent past. In tonight’s episode, they’re digging up the Command House pub in Chatham in search the era when Great Britain ruled the world, and the time when doublet and hose were all the rage. They’ll also look into how the navy won an Empire, and hunt for the lost docks of the Tudor age.

7:30pm Wednesday, January 30 on Prime

Reality Series

Adventurer Bear Grylls is stranded in Southern China in the aftermath of a typhoon. He’s dropped deep in the mountainside and has to tackle huge, rain swollen rivers, climb monster waterfalls, cross vertiginous limestone gorges and use every ounce of his survival skills to demonstrate how to get back to civilisation. Along the way, Bear is attacked by stinging ants and uses ancient tribal techniques to catch bats for food. After another heart-stopping climb, he is plucked from a typhoon-hit river by a local Chinese fisherman.

9:30pm Tuesday, January 29 on Prime


LA cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), nicknamed ‘Demolition Man’ due to his hands-on approach to law enforcement, is condemned to 70 years in the penal freezer after being set up by Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), public enemy number one. Halfway through his sentence both he and Phoenix are catapulted out of captivity, discovering their city has been transformed into a peaceful utopia. As a mysteriously pumped-up Phoenix carries on where he had left off 35 years earlier, Spartan teams up with a comparatively feisty cop (Sandra Bullock) to bring him to justice and expose the man who is engineering the whole scenario.