SOH: Pulled from TV ONE

by Kyle

Hands up at TV One who scheduled the second Signature Films drama, Show of Hands, ahead of its release on retail DVD.

The network had to abruptly pull Anthony McCarten’s second feature as director from the 8 March Sunday Theatre slot after the DVD’s distributor, Vendetta Films, was alerted to the programming.
Under the terms of Rialto Distribution’s contract with the NZFC, which funded the Signature Films scheme with TVNZ, Show of Hands has a free-to-air TV holdback from the release of the DVD.
TVNZ airing it on March 8 would have breached the contract, given the movie was only this week released to rental stores and doesn’t go on sale until April.
Media were advised yesterday of the programming change yesterday but it was too late for the latest issue of consumer listings bible, The TV Guide.
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