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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.
Lightbox gains competitive edge with Qrious data analytics
Lightbox says its offering is more competitive against global content providers than ever before – and it’s all thanks to data analytics.
Lightbox changes its platform in preparation for Lightbox movies
"We’ve decided to move to the Brightcove platform, which will give us the capability to expand and develop Lightbox."
Lightbox and The Mind Lab team up to inspire young Kiwi inventors
“Mind Lab Kids is all about fun, discovery, collaboration and confidence building...”
Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
“Long gone are the days when New Zealanders had no choice in the way they watched TV and video."
Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans
"We don’t think anyone else offers more value to customers." Spark will give up to 60% more mobile data to its pay monthly cutsomers
Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet
Bigpipe's new app allows customers to view what’s happening on their network and decide what kind of traffic gets priority over their connection.
Everything you need to know about video streaming in NZ
From Netflix to Neon, New Zealanders have more video streaming services to choose from than ever before.
Lightbox ups the ante in streaming wars, boosts device offering
Apple and Android smartphones and additional Android tablets join Lightbox line-up, Chromecast and more Smart TVs to follow.
Shots continue in global mode fracas
Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Consumer NZ slams proposed action to block global mode, calling it a huge blow to consumers and protectionism of old content distribution models
Global mode spat: We've got the legal paperwork
It’s the most talked about letter around. We take a peek at exactly what Sky, TVNZ, Lightbox and MediaWorks are claiming – and what they’re demanding.
One down... First ISP bows to geo-block pressure
Unlimited Internet has become the first New Zealand ISP to bow to pressure from broadcasters over ISPs providing access to geo-blocked content.
Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
In response to what they believe is a breach of copyright, Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ intend to take action against ISPs promoting Global Mode
Lightbox, SKY, TVNZ legal action won't stop piracy
"Efforts to undermine competition like this aren't innovation: they are just trying to reduce our choices," says InternetNZ chief executive.
TV networks to take legal action against ISPs? Yeah Right
Calling in lawyers to fix a legal and technological issue compounded by mismanagement won’t work.
Lightbox drops price on Netflix launch, 2degrees may need online TV too
Spark's online television service Lightbox has responded to tomorrow's arrival of newcomer Netflix by dropping its monthly pricing.
Netflix goes live in NZ, Xbox jumps on the bandwagon
Netflix has officially launched in New Zealand today, accompanied by a number of free trial offerings to lure viewers into subscribing to the service.
Spark cries foul over Netflix GST dodge
“To all intents and purposes they are a local operation but constructing their affairs to avoid paying tax here.”
Spark Chief Turnaround Officer out, new focus in
Spark New Zealand has announced that Matt Crockett, its Chief Turnaround Officer, will be leaving the company in the middle of this year.
Will Netflix bring the end of illegal downloads?
With Netflix heading to our shores next month, there are hopes it will bring the end of online piracy.
The world loses its mind over Netflix outage
Netflix’s website and streaming service was briefly interrupted yesterday, sending its users into a panic.
Vodafone being coy about Lightbox counter attack
Vodafone is setting up to offer Sky TV’s Neon free for six months to Vodafone customers on unlimited data plans.