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Netflix expands password sharing crackdown

Netflix is rolling out limits on password sharing in four more countries: Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. Subscribers in these countries are being asked to pay an extra fee if they want to share their subscription with someone who lives in a different household. The move follows a crackdown on sharing passwords in South […]

February 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

AE Live names Hurley as GM New Zealand Operations

AE Live, a provider of graphics and data solutions, has appointed Kaylene Hurley as General Manager, responsible for leading its New Zealand operations, driving new growth initiatives, and developing strategic partnerships. Hurley will focus on helping customers and partners adapt their business models to accommodate changing audience habits and increasing demand for mixed-reality experiences. “This […]

January 26, 2023

Optus Sports airs women’s football friendlies

Optus Sport will broadcast five women’s international friendlies in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, starting with a double header between co-host New Zealand and reigning champions USA.   Optus Sport customers will get an early look at one of the favourites to lift the World Cup […]

January 12, 2023

Juniper Networks, NEC wlectrify Powerco’s Wi-Fi experience

Juniper Networks, a specialist in secure, AI-driven networks, and NEC Corporation, the IT and network transformation services provider, today announced that they have been selected by Powerco, New Zealand’s second largest gas and electricity distributor, to design and deploy an innovative new Wi-Fi network across its sites nationwide. Powerco delivers electricity and gas to over […]

January 10, 2023

OneWeb signs Pivotel for Australia, NZ distribution

Broadband constellation OneWeb has appointed Pivotel as its distribution partner for its Australia and New Zealand roll-out. Pivotel CEO, Peter Bolger said: “The agreement between OneWeb and Pivotel will bring fast, reliable, low latency connectivity with lower contention rates to areas where it’s needed most. Australia’s rural and remote communities and organisations haven’t had access […]

October 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

NZ: BBC, ABC renew content deal

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand and Australian public service broadcaster ABC have signed a multi-year, multi-genre agreement covering a number of factual, drama comedy and kids titles. Under the deal, ABC will have access to a range of factual content across documentaries, science, history and factual entertainment, including the latest titles from documentary maker […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

World Rugby acquires RugbyPass

World Rugby has acquired Rugby Pass and its global stable of digital properties as part of a wide-ranging rights deal with Sky New Zealand. RugbyPass is a destination for rugby fans across the globe, with comprehensive rugby news, analysis, shows, highlights, podcasts, documentaries, fixtures and results, and more, and currently has a combined monthly audience […]

October 10, 2022

Sky NZ will continue to utilise Netcracker Revenue Management

Netcracker Technology has announced that Sky New Zealand will continue its use of Netcracker Revenue Management, part of the Netcracker Digital BSS product suite, for its satellite and broadband customers. It will also expand its use of Netcracker Professional and Managed Services. Sky, which was the first in New Zealand to offer all-digital and high-definition […]

July 26, 2022

Ryff helps Lego Masters NZ monetise global content

Lego Masters NZ and Television New Zealand are turning to AI-powered product placement technology from Ryff to give them a clean slate for future brand integrations. The Lego Masters TV show is a global phenomenon, shot and distributed all over the world. The distributors, Banijay, were keen to ensure that the show shot in New […]

July 6, 2022

Report: Difficult barriers for OTT newcomers in Australia, NZ

Dataxis hosted the first edition of Next Series Australia & New Zealand this year. The event was an opportunity for players across the OTT landscape to discuss the state of the competition within the SVoD, AVoD and OTT pay-TV markets in Australia and New Zealand, which have faced significant transformations over the last few years. […]

June 23, 2022