Coliseum Sports Media (New Zealand)

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Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand this month stepped in to acquire PGA Tour golf rights after streaming service Coliseum negotiated the termination of its deal.

New media player Coliseum has developed into a pan-Asian service and will wind down operations in its home market of New Zealand.

Interview with Coliseum founder Tim Martin, on the launch of the pan-Asian Rugby Pass OTT service, and the company’s scaling back in New Zealand.

England’s Premier League this week completed the first set of deals across Asia for its rights in the 2016-17 to 2018-19 cycle, with mixed results. It saw significant increases in value from Australia and New Zealand, but a decline in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, while Malaysia and Myanmar are proving difficult.

Lightbox Sport, the joint venture between New Zealand online subscription services Coliseum and Lightbox launched last month, will be an aggressive competitor for sports rights, according to Coliseum founder…

New Zealand-based digital sports broadcaster Coliseum Sports Media has outlined plans to launch in overseas markets next year.

Online subscription service Coliseum Sports Media has secured the rights to several high-profile golf tours and events for the New Zealand market.

Online subscription service Coliseum Sports Media has acquired rights to French top-tier rugby union league the Top 14 in New Zealand and will exploit the property via a new direct-to-customer platform.


World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, exceeded expectations in a deal agreed earlier this month with pay-television operator Sky New Zealand for the rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Online subscription service Coliseum Sports Media continued to shake up the previously moribund New Zealand market with the acquisition of the US PGA Tour this month.