Advanced Television


October 27, 2014

By Colin Mann

New Zealand pay-TV operator SKY has announced the December launch of subscription video on demand (SVoD) service NEON, which it says will make it easy for Kiwis to access great entertainment, offering exclusive TV series, hundreds of movies, great factual entertainment, documentaries and brilliant family viewing.

The first 30 days are free and the service is being made available for NZ$20 (€12.43)  every 30 days thereafter, with no long-term contracts and no ads. NEON users can register up to five different devices and watch on two at the same time.

At launch, NEON will be available on PC and Mac using an Internet browser and on selected iPhones and iPads through SKY’s free NEON App. Those seeking a ‘big-screen’ experience can use Apple TV to stream via Airplay and customers can also connect a laptop to a TV using an HDMI cable.

In the New Year it will be available on Xbox 360 and selected Samsung Android tablets and phones.

NEON is available to anyone in New Zealand with an Internet connection, regardless of ISP. NEON is also working with Vodafone to bundle NEON with its broadband plans. Further details are to be announced “soon”.

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