The Game’s Afoot

Friday, June 19 2015
The Game’s Afoot

It’s been a big week or two for Game Of Thrones. June 11 saw HBO pick up Marketing Campaign Of The Year For Television at the BVA Awards for its work on the third season of the sword and sandals epic. A few days later, the fifth series of the hugely popular programme, which consistently […]

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The Beautiful Game

Monday, February 16 2015
The Beautiful Game

HBO head of home entertainment Sofia Chang is in London for little more than 36 hours, arriving one evening, spending a busy day carrying out interviews to promote the latest Game Of Thrones physical release and then flying out again later. It’s a busy schedule, when The Raygun meets her, in central London’s Soho House; […]

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Thrones Sits Atop Heap

Friday, February 21 2014
Thrones Sits Atop Heap

With many DVD reviews columns focusing purely on film-related releases, especially with a few disappearing, it’s hard for a TV title to really cut through and become the most reviewed title of the week, as we regularly notice on our round-up of coverage for home entertainment releases. A title has to be pretty special to […]

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First In Line For The Throne

Monday, July 22 2013
First In Line For The Throne

It was, in terms of its size and profile, arguably blinkbox’s biggest release yet – the debut of the much-talked about Game Of Thrones Season 3 on the video on demand service. This latest season, complete with the huge shocking episode that became the talk of the Internet when it aired on both sides of […]

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Girls Aloud

Thursday, February 7 2013
Girls Aloud

Girls ruled the roost this weekend, showing just how powerful the lure of TV box sets still is. For the HBO series was the best reviewed title of the weekend, as our regular round-up of press coverage for home entertainment releases illustrates. Girls arrives after appearing on Sky Atlantic and with a strong reputation and […]

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Empire Building

Tuesday, February 5 2013
Empire Building

When the third series of Boardwalk Empire made its debut as a home entertainment title towards the end of January, it marked the latest step in tan ongoing strategy developed by its production and distribution from television giant HBO. For like many of its predecessors over the past year or so, the Martin Scorsese -created […]

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Best Box Sets Vote Goes Down To The Wire

Monday, November 5 2012
Best Box Sets Vote Goes Down To The Wire

Another week, another top television box sets you must own chart surfaces from the quality press. The Raygun has been documenting the irresistible lure of the format for the chattering classes for some time, but, the inexorable rise of Breaking Bad has taken it on light years. Heck, the phrase “box set” has moved into […]

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On The Box

Thursday, June 7 2012
On The Box

Another week, another box set feature… In recent weeks, both the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine and the Daily Telegraph have trotted out extensive features on TV on DVD, box sets and how they’ve changed the writers’ respective lives, loves, family activities and more. It’s as if the writers have just discovered TV on DVD […]

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Sitting On The Throne

Friday, March 9 2012
Sitting On The Throne

Much has already been said about Game Of Thrones, both here, around its high profile launch event last week (see here for more) and, as our round-up of press coverage noted, the title was reviewed in plenty of newspapers and magazines too. And this may, or may not, be our last word on the title, […]

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The Beautiful Game

Monday, March 5 2012
The Beautiful Game

We’ve talked about this extensively on our weekly email newsletter, but, thanks to our pals at HBO and Premier PR, here’s some exclusive footage of the massive launch for Game Of Thrones held a few days before its DVD and Blu-ray release. The event was one of those old-fashioned dos that used to be so […]

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From The Throne Room

Thursday, March 1 2012
From The Throne Room

We’re going to have more of this in the coming days – expect to see some pictures of the event and some actual footage too – but we thought we’d whet your appetites for our coverage of HBO’s lavish launch for  the home entertainment release of Game Of Thrones by showing you the content of […]

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Top 10 HBO Greatest Moments

Friday, November 25 2011
Top 10 HBO Greatest Moments

To tie in with our HBO special edition of the newsletter, we thought we’d celebrate the best of the company so far… So we put our heads together with staffers at HBO’s UK home enetertainment arm to come up with our 10 favourite moments from HBO programmes… 1. The Last Ever Scene Of The Sopranos… […]

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Bound But Not Gagged

Thursday, October 20 2011
Bound But Not Gagged

“I can normally keep my freebie envy in check,” said our old pal Jez from Name Creative, when we sent him this picture (he kindly made it look nice, cutting it out and taking the background out), “but I WANT ONE OF THOSE BIG TIME!” We’ve sent the picture to a few mates too and […]

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Pacific Heights

Tuesday, December 7 2010
Pacific Heights

It’s already notched up some notable successes and is set to be one of, if not the, most successful and biggest TV launches of the year, and we’ve already eulogised about it both here and on our newsletter, but we must admit, the campaign for HBO’s The Pacific really has been exemplary. And it’s still […]

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Belfast Boys

Monday, November 15 2010
Belfast Boys

Here’s more from The Pacific launch – and what the heck, it’s rare that someone pushes the boat out in quite the same way that HBO did for the event on the HMS Belfast. But in all honesty, the entire burden of the cost wasn’t just swallowed up by the UK, HBO’s international arm used […]

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