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Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Thu, 19th Dec 2019
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Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
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Lightbox gains competitive edge with Qrious data analytics
Mon, 16th Apr 2018
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Lightbox says its offering is more competitive against global content providers than ever before – and it’s all thanks to data analytics.
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Lightbox changes its platform in preparation for Lightbox movies
Wed, 21st Feb 2018
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Lightbox is upgrading its technology platform and launching Lightbox Movies, a pay per view service, and Lightbox Kids for children's content.
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Lightbox and The Mind Lab team up to inspire young Kiwi inventors
Thu, 7th Dec 2017
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Mind Lab Kids teams up with Lightbox to boost NZ children's STEM learning during holidays.
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Spark NZ's Qrious snaps up Ubiquity; blending marketing automation and analytics
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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Qrious has snapped up Kiwi marketing automation provider Ubiquity in deal which will see digital marketing and data driven intelligence combined.
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Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
Fri, 3rd Mar 2017
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More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
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Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
Mon, 27th Feb 2017
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Spark has signed an exclusive partnership with Netflix, making it the first time Netflix has been bundled with broadband in New Zealand.
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Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans
Tue, 6th Sep 2016
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Spark is increasing the amount of data for its pay monthly customers by up to 60%, responding to changing mobile usage in New Zealand.
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Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet
Mon, 4th Jul 2016
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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.
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Disconnection anxiety hitting home for Kiwis
Thu, 25th Feb 2016
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A new survey reveals just how much of an impact the internet is having on Kiwis - and our anxiety when disconnected.
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New additions to Lightbox's device line-up
Tue, 9th Jun 2015
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Lightbox ramps up streaming on Panasonic TVs and Chromecast, marking a smart evolution in Kiwi viewing habits.
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Everything you need to know about video streaming in NZ
Fri, 22nd May 2015
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Kiwis spoiled for choice with a plethora of video streaming services, from Netflix's global hits to local gems on Lightbox and more.
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Lightbox ups the ante in streaming wars, boosts device offering
Wed, 6th May 2015
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Apple and Android smartphones and additional Android tablets join Lightbox line-up, Chromecast and more Smart TVs to follow.
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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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Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Mon, 13th Apr 2015
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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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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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One down... First ISP bows to geo-block pressure
Tue, 7th Apr 2015
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Unlimited Internet has become the first New Zealand ISP to bow to pressure from broadcasters over ISPs providing access to geo-blocked content.
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Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
Tue, 7th Apr 2015
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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.
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Lightbox, SKY, TVNZ legal action won't stop piracy
Tue, 7th Apr 2015
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New Zealand internet companies face legal action over international geo-blocked TV and movie services, says InternetNZ.
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TV networks to take legal action against ISPs? Yeah Right
Tue, 7th Apr 2015
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British TV networks may soon clash with ISPs in court, but with viewers already streaming, will lawsuits turn the tide or just be futile?.
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Lightbox drops price on Netflix launch, 2degrees may need online TV too
Wed, 25th Mar 2015
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Spark's online television service Lightbox has responded to tomorrow's arrival of newcomer Netflix by dropping its monthly pricing.
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Netflix goes live in NZ, Xbox jumps on the bandwagon
Tue, 24th Mar 2015
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Netflix has officially launched in New Zealand today, accompanied by a number of free trial offerings to lure viewers into subscribing to the service.
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Spark cries foul over Netflix GST dodge
Wed, 18th Mar 2015
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Spark New Zealand criticizes Netflix for not charging GST on its New Zealand service, giving them a cost advantage over competitors.
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Spark Chief Turnaround Officer out, new focus in
Wed, 25th Feb 2015
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Spark New Zealand has announced that Matt Crockett, its Chief Turnaround Officer, will be leaving the company in the middle of this year.