Spark (New Zealand)

New Zealand telecoms operator Spark has opened up its platform for no charge for existing and new customers until May, after conceding that the impact of the coronavirus on the global sporting schedule…

A spokeperson for New Zealand telco Spark said it remains "fully committed" to its OTT sports business, after agreeing to sell its Lightbox entertainment service to rival Sky New Zealand, Stuff.co

New Zealand telecoms operator Spark has reached an agreement to stream coverage of the NFL until the end of the 2019-20 season

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport that ensures Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England r…

Telcoms operator Spark has landed another blow in its ongoing battle with Sky New Zealand by replacing the pay-television broadcaster as New Zealand Cricket’s domestic rights-holder.

New Zealand’s acting prime minister, Winston Peters, has broached the possibility of mandating free-to-air sports coverage as the controversy over telco Spark’s botched OTT broadcast of the country’s first…

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 struck a deal with Sky to grant the latter’s commercial subscribers access to its coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but has said an agreement for the pay-television broadcaster’s hom…

New Zealand telco Spark has further bolstered the sports portfolio of its fledgling Spark Sports OTT platform, acquiring rights to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour and the International Champions C…

Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

Telco Spark acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup last week, outbidding Sky New Zealand in a deal which could shake up the country’s media-rights market.

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

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…

Jolie Hodson has been appointed the new chief executive officer of New Zealand telco Spark after the resignation of current chief executive Simon Moutter

New Zealand telco Spark launched its OTT sports platform on Thursday, with the company beginning its coverage with two newly-acquired properties focused on martial arts and action sports

New Zealand telco Spark has said its new OTT sports platform will launch next month, priced at NZ$19.99 (€12/$14) per month after a free trial.

Spark has acquired rights in New Zealand for the NBA, with coverage of the North American basketball league set to be made available on the telco’s Spark Sport app.

New Zealand telco Spark has signed a four-year rights agreement with the International Hockey Federation (FIH)

Telco Spark has agreed a three-year deal to become the new rights-holder in New Zealand for the Formula One motor racing championship

New Zealand telco Spark has struck a four-season deal for rights to European rugby union’s Champions Cup, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired exclusive rights for football’s English Premier League, as well as programming from MUTV, Manchester United’s in-house television channel.