Sky New Zealand


Sky New Zealand completes Lightbox acquisition

Sky New Zealand has acquired SVOD Lightbox from Spark. The deal, which was originally announced in December 2019, will see Sky merge Lightbox with its own Neon entertainment streamer to create what it calls is “a super-charged service for New Zealand customers.” The deal includes Spark customers who receive ‘Lightbox on us’ from Spark continuing […]

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 […]

New Zealand Rugby agrees “revolutionary broadcast agreement” to become 5% stakeholder in Sky New Zealand 

Sky New Zealand has announced a “revolutionary broadcast agreement” with New Zealand Rugby (NZR). The five-year agreement includes the rights to broadcast rugby in the country from 2021-25, a record investment in New Zealand and SANZAAR rugby along with New Zealand Rugby becoming a 5% shareholder in Sky. Rights-wise, all Investec Rugby Championship, Steinlager Series, […]

Viacom takes Nick Jr. Play down under

Viacom International Media Networks has unveiled plans to launch an authenticated version of its Nick Jr. Play service with Sky New Zealand on November 1. Nick Jr. Play is an interactive app offering pre-schoolers access to Nick Jr. shows, games and music including full episodes, games, original videos and other content. The app will provide Sky New […]