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One of the most talked about documentaries at the moment. Scientology is always good for a bit of real life soap opera:

The final season of Mad Men begins Sunday, April 20th on Soho

hoodBanshee will be back for a third season, it has just been announced.

The show stars our own Antony Starr (Outrageous Fortune) and Ivana Milicevic as former lovers and partners in crime Lucas Hood and Carrie Hopewell. Lucas assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania. and reunites with Carrie, who’s married to the town prosecutor. Continue reading »

SoHo is delighted to offer all SKY subscribers a special preview of the first episode of the highly-anticipated series The Pillars of The Earth.

“War begins again. And chaos is King”. The best-selling novel by Ken Follett is brought to lifewith an all-star cast in this epic miniseries set in 12th century England.

As England emerges from the Dark Ages, it becomes engulfed in turmoil once again when King Henry loses his only son in the sinking of the White Ship, causing a huge disruption to the succession of the English Crown. Continue reading »

Forbes is reporting that HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is on track to be the most pirated show of 2012, switching places with last years winner, Dexter.

With its popularity swelling and no easy way to watch for viewers without cable, HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” is inspiring massive levels of piracy, according to numbers from the BitTorrent-tracking and analysis firm Big Champagne. By the firm’s rough estimate, the second season of the show has been downloaded more than 25 million times from public torrent trackers since it began in early April, and its piracy hit a new peak following April 30th’s episode, with more than 2.5 million downloads in a day. Continue reading »

SoHo Subscribers can whet their appetite for the new season of the award winning spectacle that is HBO’s Game of Thrones with a special advance preview of the first episode which is available now on iSKY at http://www.isky.co.nz/GOT.  The new season will premiere on SoHo with a double episode on Monday April 16.

“We are delighted to launch the series on SoHo so soon after the international premiere. And after last season’s shocking conclusion, we understand fans have a huge desire to catch up with their favourite characters as quickly as possible, which is why we’re offering this special advance preview as an added bonus to SoHo subscribers” channel manager Mike Radics said. Continue reading »

Sky TV says that profits for the company have been boosted by, among other things, the introduction of new drama channel SoHo.

The company’s net profit for the first half of the financial year was up 3.8 per cent from $60.3m from the same period in 2010 to $62.55m.

SoHo is among the reasons for the growth, with continued sales of MySky and advertising adding to the profit.

The channel is available to Sky subscribers for an additional $9.99 per month after initially screening for a month free in November last year.

Sky has described the uptake for the channel as “strong” but did not detail specific numbers.

Source: Stuff

SKY Subscribers can enjoy over 80 hours of premium entertainment for free during SoHo’s open weekend next month.

From 1.15pm on Friday 10th February through to midnight Monday 13th February, all SKY basic subscribers will have access to some of the best programming from around the world on SKYChannel 010.

SoHo at a glance

– SoHo launched on Monday 31 October at 3.00pm

– SoHo is available on SKY Channel 010

– Exclusive deal with HBO will see all new HBO productions including series, mini-series, documentaries and comedy specials broadcast across SKY platforms including pay channels, free-to-air on Prime and on iSKY.

– SoHo content is broadcasted uncut and commercial free. Programmes air in a six & a half hour block, generally with a primetime encore screening later the same week.

– Approximately 90 seconds commercial airtime per hour between scheduled programming

– Monthly subscription fee is $9.99 per month

– HD programming is accessible for subscribers with MY SKY HDi or MY SKY+ and HD Ticket.

– The majority of content will be broadcast in HD, with the exception of some classic library

content which is only available in SD.

– SoHo subscribers have access to iSKY catch up available as well as library content.

– Subscribe online at sky.co.nz/myaccount, at Channel 029 or call 0800 759 759.

 

Highlights During SoHo’s Open Weekend Include:

 

SoHo Cinema – RECOUNT

8.30pm Friday 10th February

 

A behind the scenes look at the controversial 2000 United States Presidential Election. Following Florida’s voting problems, thousands of ballots were made void or inaccurately counted, dramatically affecting the outcome of the Presidency, while shaking a nation’s faith in its ability to stage fair and open elections.

Starring Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects), Ed Begley Jr. (CSI: Miami), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet), and Denis Leary (Rescue Me).www.sohotv.co.nz SoHo SKY Channel 010

 

Exclusive Premiere Drama – THE SHADOW LINE

9.30pm Saturday 11th February

Join SoHo for the encore screening of the first episode of this sophisticated conspiracy thriller from the BBC, bringing to life a cinematic world of blurred morality and the conflicted characters who inhabit it.

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel is called to investigate the murder of Harvey Wratten, head of one of the UK’s largest crime organisations.

But with amnesia, caused by a bullet lodged in his brain and £250,000 missing from the evidence room, Gabriel begins to wonder whether he can trust anyone, not least, himself. On the other side of the line Joseph Bede, an associate of Wratten’s, is planning to risk everything he has on one last drugs deal. Watching from the shadows is the brilliantly lethal puppet master – Gatehouse. As Gabriel begins to unravel the threads around Wratten’s organisation, the web of intrigue becomes more complex – and the line that divides the players becomes increasingly blurred.

Featuring a star studded cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, Kinky Boots), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, 28 Days Later), Sir Antony Sher (West End stage actor), Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Interview With The Vampire), Rafe Spall (Anonymous, Shaun Of The Dead); and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, Top Boy). Written, produced and directed by Hugo Blick (Sensitive Skin, Marion and Geoff).

Premiere episodes of The Shadow Line screen Wednesday 8.30pm, with an encore screening the following Saturday at 9.30pm.

 

Exclusive Premiere Drama – HELL ON WHEELS

Episodes 1 – 4 from 6.05pm, Sunday 12th February

Join SoHo for a special encore screening of the first four episodes of the new AMC drama Hell on Wheels.

In post Civil War America, the country was in a state of rebuilding and hardship after the bloodiest war on American soil. In an effort to heal the wounded nation and bind the country together, construction began on a transcontinental railway, in the process creating a breeding ground for greed, corruption, and violence.

Based on true historical events, Hell On Wheels steam-rolls through several storylines, focusing on Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) who seeks out a job working on the railway, but is secretly hell bent on avenging his wife’s death; the newly emancipated African-American construction workers, who find that while they may have found freedom in the eyes of the law, the world is still rife with prejudice; and the Native Americans who find their land and people ravaged, all in the name of progress.

Starring Anson Mount (Cook County), Common (Multi-Grammy Award Winning Musician), Colm Meaney (Law Abiding Citizen), Dominique McElligott (Moon), Ben Esler (The Pacific), Phil Burke (Mercy), Eddie Spears (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), and Tom Noonan (Synecdoche NY)

Premiere episodes of Hell on Wheels screen Sunday 8.30pm, with an encore screening the following Tuesday at 9.30pm.www.sohotv.co.nz SoHo SKY Channel 010

 

Exclusive Premiere Drama – STRIKE BACK

7.30pm Monday 13th February

Join SoHo for the encore screening of the first episode of this high-octane, globe-spanning thriller that focuses on two members of the top-secret anti-terrorist organisation known as Section 20.

An unlikely alliance between two special agents – one an American renegade, Damian Scott, a Delta Forces operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq; the other an elite British spy – Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant in the ultra-secret Section 20 anti-terrorist team – fuels the breakneck action and heart-stopping suspense of Strike Back. Stonebridge and Scott venture into New Delhi, Cape Town, Darfur and beyond on the trail of a deadly international terrorist named Latif (code-named “Project Dawn”), who is planning an attack that could have global repercussions.

Starring Philip Winchester (Camelot, Fringe), Sullivan Stapleton (Underbelly, Animal Kingdom), Amanda Mealing (Holby City), Eva Birthistle (Waking the Dead).

Premiere episodes of Strike Back screen Tuesday at 8.30pm, with an encore screening the following Monday at 7.30pm.

 

Exclusive Premiere Drama – LUCK

8.30pm Monday 13th February

From HBO, Michael Mann (director of Heat), and David Milch (writer of Deadwood), comes lavish new drama Luck – a provocative look at the world of horse racing, including the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse industry players. 

Hollywood heavyweight Dustin Hoffman (Oscar® winner for Rain Man and Kramer vs. Kramer) stars as Chester “Ace” Bernstein, a criminal kingpin recently released from prison. Having always been involved with gambling, from bookmarking and money laundering to casino operations, he soon starts work on a new money making operation. Teaming up with Gus Economou (Dennis Farina), his long-time chauffeur and muscle, and Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with a sordid reputation, they work together to plot a complex plan involving the Santa Anita Racetrack in California. In the meantime, an old trainer (Nick Nolte) nurtures a possible breakthrough thoroughbred, while a ragtag group of four racetrack groupies pool their meagre resources to try to catch lightning in a bottle – as winners of an elusive Pick Six bet.

Starring Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man), Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides), Kevin Dunn (The Path to 9/11), Richard Kind (Spin City), Kerry Condon (Rome), Dennis Farina (Saving Private Ryan), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and John Ortiz (Public Enemies).

Premiere episodes of Luck screen Monday at 8.30pm, with an encore screening the following Sunday at 9.30pm.www.sohotv.co.nz SoHo SKY Channel 010

 

SoHo Box Set Weekend – THE SOPRANOS, Season 1

From 12 noon Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th February

Every weekend a complete season of a hit SoHo series airs back to back from 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. Every episode is uncut and uninterrupted. Catch up on a series that may have been missed the first time around, or indulge in another viewing of a SoHo favourite.

This weekend we return to the very beginning of the award-winning The Sopranos, starring James Gandolfini and Edie Falco. Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony’s got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful daughter. A son named Anthony Jr. A pill of a mother. A hot-headed uncle. A not-too-secret mistress- And a shrink to whom he tells all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony’s a mob boss. These days, it’s getting tougher and tougher to make a killing in the killing business. The Sopranos: Just because you’re “made” … doesn’t mean you’ve got it made.