New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU)

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The battle between Sky and Spark for control of New Zealand’s sports broadcasting and streaming market has resulted in a major revenue increase for rugby union rights-holders New Zealand Rugby and Sanzaar.

Southern hemisphere rugby rights have increased significantly in global value, driven by explosive growth in the UK, France and the Middle East, and supported by strong returns in difficult core markets.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has agreed a five-year extension to its rights deal with New Zealand Rugby as well as a “revolutionary” new contract involving the sport’s national governing body …

New Zealand public-service broadcaster TVNZ and telecommunications company Spark have been linked with a possible joint bid for the domestic rights to games organised by New Zealand Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in the country.

A petition has been launched by internet provider Orcon calling for the New Zealand Rugby Union to stream live coverage of all national team All Blacks games online in the country.