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Global Mode stories

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Global Mode saga falls to big media companies
Wed, 24th Jun 2015
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Global Mode service, which allowed access to international content, will no longer be available in New Zealand from 1 September 2015.
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Slingshot tops for quality service
Tue, 28th Apr 2015
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Slingshot hailed for exceptional customer service, outshining rivals to clinch top spot at Reader's Digest Quality Service Awards.
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Shots continue in global mode fracas
Mon, 20th Apr 2015
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Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
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Global Mode saga: Legal action to go ahead
Fri, 17th Apr 2015
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Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have today announced they will progress legal action against Call Plus and ByPass Network Services.
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‘Bullying’ and ‘threatening’: Global Mode debacle fires up again
Thu, 16th Apr 2015
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bypass networks
CallPlus and BNSL are standing firm on Global Mode, with BNSL firing a stinging letter to the ‘big media gang’, alleging bullying behaviour.
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D-Day: InternetNZ chief slams Global Mode legal action
Wed, 15th Apr 2015
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internetnz
Sky, TVNZ, Lightbox and Mediaworks have threatened to sue CallPlus and other NZ ISPs over their use of Global Mode DNS services.
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Another ISP bows to Global Mode pressure - Kiwis missing out
Tue, 14th Apr 2015
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primowireless
Regional broadband provider, PrimoWireless, forced to disable global mode service due to legal threat from media companies.
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Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Mon, 13th Apr 2015
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tvnz
Consumer NZ slams proposed action to block global mode, calling it a huge blow to consumers and protectionism of old content distribution models.
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Opinion: TV networks vs ISP - the bunfight continues
Thu, 9th Apr 2015
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gaming
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Wouldn’t it be a prudent move to attempt to understand why people are seeking alternatives over broadcast TV?.
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CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
Wed, 8th Apr 2015
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telecommunications
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
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Global mode spat: We've got the legal paperwork
Wed, 8th Apr 2015
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It’s the most talked about letter around. We take a peek at exactly what Sky, TVNZ, Lightbox and MediaWorks are claiming – and what they’re demanding.
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Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode
Thu, 28th Aug 2014
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gaming
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orcon
Orcon allows customers to access blocked international sites with Global Mode, as streaming survey results show shift from broadcast TV.
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TV giants question Slingshot's interpretation of the law...
Thu, 7th Aug 2014
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TV giants clash with Slingshot over legal interpretations amid a heated debate on geo-blocking and content importation laws.
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Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Thu, 7th Aug 2014
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digital entertainment
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netflix
Broadcasters face a call to evolve and champion local content over international imports, as audiences favour access over restriction.
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TV3 joins Banned of Brothers... Blocks Slingshot adverts
Wed, 6th Aug 2014
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digital entertainment
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slingshot
Slingshot's latest TV ads banned by TV3, Sky TV and TVNZ for featuring the Internet Service Provider's Global Mode service.
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TVNZ joins the party... Bans Slingshot adverts
Tue, 5th Aug 2014
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TVNZ bans Slingshot's 'Global Mode' ads, joining SKY in a move criticised as 'anti-competitive' by Slingshot GM.
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Let the Sky Fall… TV giant bans Slingshot adverts
Tue, 5th Aug 2014
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Sky TV bans Slingshot’s Global Mode ads, calling them “unjustified and petty”. ISP claims move is censorship. #SkyTV #Slingshot #GlobalMode.