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COVID-19
NZ telco market reinvents itself post COVID-19
"The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours from the telcos to innovate as well as become more efficient."
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Sky TV
Sky to become NZ’s next ISP
The announcement that Sky will be entering the broadband market is no surprise, writes Brendan Ritchie.
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Lightbox
Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
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Sky TV
LPL to broadcast weekly programming on Sky Sports
Let’s Play Live (LPL) has now announced it will broadcast weekly programming for the rest of 2019 on the Sky Sports channel from Sky TV. 
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Sky TV
One of New Zealand’s largest companies farewells CEO
“We have some exciting developments underway to take advantage of digital opportunities and to continue to deliver great content to New Zealanders.”
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Commerce Commission
ComCom blocks Trade Me's move to acquire Motorcentral
Berry argues that the merger could also entrench the market power Trade Me holds for online classified advertising to motor vehicle dealers.
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Sky TV
Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites
Sky’s call for sites to be blacklisted is “dinosaur behavior, something you would expect in North Korea, not in New Zealand.”
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Sky TV
Sky NZ updates camera and lens fleet bringing high-quality video to Kiwis
"The fact that the new cameras are 4K capable definitely showed up artefacts we had never been able to resolve before...”
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TV
Sky TV is increasing the price of its Fan Pass subscriptions to watch sport online
Sky TV released its own streaming app called Fan Pass a few years ago so it was more affordable for fans to watch sport. Now the price has risen.
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Gaming
Sky TV's NEON streaming service getting a PlayStation 4 app today
Sky TV's NEON online streaming service is now making its way onto the PlayStation 4 today. It finally has its own app for the console.
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Sports
Exclusive: SKY Sport Highlights app first look
"With the Highlights app, we believe we now have the tool to enhance our SKY Sport customers sporting experience.”
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Television
NZ First hits out at billion-dollar sport spend with no free TV
NZ First says its unfair taxpayers pay nearly a billion dollars annually for sport they don't get to see, because they don't subscribe to Sky.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission 'not convinced' Sky-Vodafone merger is all it claims to be
The next blow for Vodafone and Sky's proposed merger has been built, with the Commerce Commission today announcing that it's not convinced the merger
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Commerce Commission
Three sides to every story: Vodafone & Sky fight back against merger submissions
It's a case of three sides to every story, as Vodafone and Sky have officially responded to submissions on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger.
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Sky TV
Count 'em up: More big names strike out at Sky-Vodafone merger
Blue Reach, Freeview, InternetNZ, Spark, Trustpower, TUANZ, TVNZ and 2degrees all have serious concerns about the Sky-Vodafone merger.
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Sky TV
Citrix smooths road to Rio Olympics for Sky TV
"We need to make sure our Rio production team have secure and reliable access to the tools needed for the job."
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Sky TV
Spark cries foul: Sky-Vodafone merger officially opposed
Spark has formally announced that it is opposing the Sky TV/Vodafone merger, citing Sky's unfair monopoly on the wholesale sports content market.
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Sky TV
TVNZ packs for Rio, despite demands from Sky TV
Despite recent uncertainty, Sky TV will be joined by Television New Zealand (TVNZ) at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.
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Sky TV
Tomorrow's the big day: Shareholders set to vote on Sky-Vodafone merger
The Vodafone-Sky merger is set to be put to shareholders at 10.30am tomorrow morning (July 6) at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
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Sky TV
Sky TV 'revitalising' its back-office CRM and revenue streams
Sky TV using Netcracker technology to upgrade its back-office customer relationship management and revenue streams.
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Sky TV
Spark speaks out about Vodafone Sky merger
NZ telco provider Spark has said it's business as usual for the company, after the news broke this week that Sky will be buying out Vodafone NZ.
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Sky TV
The Voda-Sky merger: What does it mean?
There is a lot of hype surrounding the recent announcement, but what does it all actually mean?
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Sky TV
BREAKING: It's official - Sky, Vodafone to join forces
Following intense media speculation, Sky TV has officially confirmed it is planning to buy Vodafone New Zealand $3.44 billion. We have the details.
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Sky TV
Sky TV, Vodafone NZ in merger talks
Following media speculation, Sky TV has confirmed it is in discussions with Vodafone NZ about a possible merger.