Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
Lightbox gains competitive edge with Qrious data analytics
Lightbox says its offering is more competitive against global content providers than ever before – and it’s all thanks to data analytics.
Lightbox changes its platform in preparation for Lightbox movies
Lightbox is upgrading its technology platform and launching Lightbox Movies, a pay per view service, and Lightbox Kids for children's content.
Lightbox and The Mind Lab team up to inspire young Kiwi inventors
Mind Lab Kids teams up with Lightbox to boost NZ children's STEM learning during holidays.
Spark NZ's Qrious snaps up Ubiquity; blending marketing automation and analytics
Qrious has snapped up Kiwi marketing automation provider Ubiquity in deal which will see digital marketing and data driven intelligence combined.
Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
Spark has signed an exclusive partnership with Netflix, making it the first time Netflix has been bundled with broadband in New Zealand.
Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans
Spark is increasing the amount of data for its pay monthly customers by up to 60%, responding to changing mobile usage in New Zealand.
Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet
Bigpipe's new app allows customers to view what’s happening on their network and decide what kind of traffic gets priority over their connection.
Disconnection anxiety hitting home for Kiwis
A new survey reveals just how much of an impact the internet is having on Kiwis - and our anxiety when disconnected.
New additions to Lightbox's device line-up
Lightbox ramps up streaming on Panasonic TVs and Chromecast, marking a smart evolution in Kiwi viewing habits.
Everything you need to know about video streaming in NZ
Kiwis spoiled for choice with a plethora of video streaming services, from Netflix's global hits to local gems on Lightbox and more.
Lightbox ups the ante in streaming wars, boosts device offering
Apple and Android smartphones and additional Android tablets join Lightbox line-up, Chromecast and more Smart TVs to follow.
Shots continue in global mode fracas
Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Consumer NZ slams proposed action to block global mode, calling it a huge blow to consumers and protectionism of old content distribution models.
Global mode spat: We've got the legal paperwork
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.
One down... First ISP bows to geo-block pressure
Unlimited Internet has become the first New Zealand ISP to bow to pressure from broadcasters over ISPs providing access to geo-blocked content.
Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
In response to what they believe is a breach of copyright, Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ intend to take action against ISPs promoting Global Mode.
Lightbox, SKY, TVNZ legal action won't stop piracy
New Zealand internet companies face legal action over international geo-blocked TV and movie services, says InternetNZ.
TV networks to take legal action against ISPs? Yeah Right
British TV networks may soon clash with ISPs in court, but with viewers already streaming, will lawsuits turn the tide or just be futile?.
Lightbox drops price on Netflix launch, 2degrees may need online TV too
Spark's online television service Lightbox has responded to tomorrow's arrival of newcomer Netflix by dropping its monthly pricing.
Netflix goes live in NZ, Xbox jumps on the bandwagon
Netflix has officially launched in New Zealand today, accompanied by a number of free trial offerings to lure viewers into subscribing to the service.
Spark cries foul over Netflix GST dodge
Spark New Zealand criticizes Netflix for not charging GST on its New Zealand service, giving them a cost advantage over competitors.
Spark Chief Turnaround Officer out, new focus in
Spark New Zealand has announced that Matt Crockett, its Chief Turnaround Officer, will be leaving the company in the middle of this year.