Spark Sport

New Zealand telco Spark is closing its Spark Sport subscription streaming service, with public-service broadcaster TVNZ expected to acquire the majority of its sports rights portfolio

New Zealand telco Spark acquired exclusive rights in New Zealand for the US Open grand slam tennis tournament, beating competition from rival pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand.

New Zealand pay-television broadcaster Spark Sport secured rights to Uefa Euro 2024 and Euro 2028 at a slight increase compared to the previous per-tournament fee.

Telco Spark’s deal for exclusive rights in New Zealand to show Super Netball, the top-tier club competition in Australia, was prompted by the property’s high potential in the market.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand outbid rival Spark to acquire exclusive media rights in New Zealand to the English Premier League in a six-season deal, from 2022-23 to 2027-28.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand’s agreement for exclusive media rights to all matches of the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is the largest ever deal for the tournament in the country.

Rugby union will return to the schedules of New Zealand streaming service Spark Sport after it acquired rights to club competition the United Rugby Championship

Telco Spark has acquired the exclusive media rights in New Zealand for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, becoming the tournament's first international broadcast partner

HBA Media, the horse racing media rights agency, has agreed a string of new deals for this year’s edition of the prestigious UK meeting at Royal Ascot.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts series has expanded its presence in New Zealand through a new rights deal with telco Spark

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired exclusive media rights to MotoGP in the country for a three-year period

New Zealand telecoms operator Spark has acquired exclusive streaming rights in the country to all international and domestic cricket matches played in England through a four-year agreement with the England…

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis

New Zealand telco Spark suffered technical problems during its live stream of the All Blacks' opening Rugby World Cup game against South Africa on Saturday that interrupted viewing for several thousand…

New Zealand telco Spark has promised that its streaming service will deliver the “best possible video quality” during the upcoming Rugby World Cup amid concerns from subscribers with low internet speeds.

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired rights to a host of boxing events through a partnership with Protocol Sports, and struck a deal with Lagardère Sports for a range of golf, athletics and esports properties.