New Zealand

NBCU’s Hayu launches in New Zealand

NBCUniversal’s reality-themed SVOD service Hayu is launching in New Zealand. The move means that Hayu will now extend to 45 territories. Launching on mobile, tablet, connected TV, console and the web, Hayu will be available, for the first time in New Zealand on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Hayu offers over 300 shows and more than […]

New Zealand Rugby & Endeavor Streaming unveils D2C service NZR+

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has tied with technology outfit Endeavor Streaming to deliver its free, direct-to-consumer streaming service, NZR+. NZR+ will feature on-demand content of the New Zealand Rugby including original programming and behind-the-scenes footage of the national teams – All Blacks, Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens, to viewers worldwide. The launch comes ahead […]

Sky and Stuff partner on Rugby World Cup 2023 coverage in New Zealand

Sky and media hub Stuff Digital have joined forces to deliver coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in New Zealand. Stuff was first developed to provide a cross-channel offering for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 which it is currently live-streaming. The hub will be a one-stop shop for Rugby fans featuring 24/7 news […]

Simply.TV launches in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America

Metadata specialist Simply.TV has launched in the Australian, New Zealand, and Latin American markets. The expansion follows growth in Europe where it says it has signed up over 100 TV operators and broadcasters to serve EPG, super-aggregation of streaming catalogues and sports metadata. Simply.TV appointed Ernest Ng as the SVP for the ANZ markets, effective […]

WorldRugby secures control of RugbyPass in deal with Sky New Zealand

Rugby Union’s global governing body World Rugby has unveiled a wide-ranging deal with Sky New Zealand, which will see it secure control of RugbyPass, a leading digital destination for rugby fans which has a monthly audience of seven million. Sky New Zealand acquired RugbyPass in 2019 from Coliseum Sport for $40m. As part of the […]

Disney+ biggest winner as New Zealand bucks lockdown easing trend

More than two-thirds of New Zealanders watch subscription TV each month. According to new data from Roy Morgan, over 2.95 million people over the age of 14 in the country consume SVOD or pay TV services in an average month. Despite global trends seeing pay TV usage down following the easing of lockdown restrictions, total […]

Sky’s sale of New Zealand live sports unit OSB approved by watchdog

Sky’s sale of its New Zealand sports production business Outside Broadcast (OSB) to NEP has been approved by the country’s commerce commission. The deal was initially agreed in August 2020, and will see NEP acquire six HD outside broadcast units and two OSB warehouse facilities. Despite the undisclosed deal being agreed upon months ago, approval […]

New Zealand pay TV revenues to decline in spite of rising subs

The pay TV market in New Zealand is set for revenue decline in spite of steady growth in overall subscriptions. According to GlobalData, pay TV services revenue in the country will decline by a CAGR of 3.1% over the next five years. The firm bases this prediction due to loss in cable and DTH subscriptions, […]

Fetch TV taps Metrological to expand offering

Australian online TV service provider Fetch TV has teamed up with TV app store specialist Metrological to integrate the Metrological Application Platform integrated onto the Fetch service. Fetch will also use the Metrological Lightning Framework to enhance its user interface, the company said. The cloud-based Metrological Application Platform allows Fetch to integrate premium OTT services, […]

Hopster launches in New Zealand with Sky

Kids on-demand service Hopster has secured a distribution partnership with pay TV operator Sky New Zealand, giving subscribers to streaming services Neon and Sky Go access to Hopster’s educational preschool shows, video books and music videos. Launching in November, the service will give pre-schoold children access to shows such as Molang and Hopster Studios animated […]

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