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Infratil can unlock hidden Vodafone value

Infratil is among the few companies able to unlock Vodafone New Zealand’s value. There is untapped potential. It may not be immediately obvious to other potential buyers. That potential didn’t excite enough interest when the company was taken on the road after the Sky TV merger failed. Presumably, buyers looked in the wrong direction. Most […]

Sky TV deserves My Box video piracy win

Sky TV is celebrating a court win against My Box, the streaming service that advertises its ability to play Sky’s content for free. The Auckland High Court ruled that My Box cannot describe its service as legal. It confirms that using its hardware and software to show Sky-owned material is a breach of copyright. The […]

Football deal highlights Spark Sky TV threat

It’s no coincidence Sky TV reported a $240 million loss days after Spark won the Premier League Football rights. A thread connects the two news stories. Spark is New Zealand’s rising media power. Sky is still number one, but fading. You can’t blame Sky’s problems on Spark’s football win. The traditional pay-TV company hasn’t owned […]

Sky TV boss blames pirates, evidence says otherwise

Writing at Newsroom.co.nz, Mark Jennings covers a weak financial result from Sky TV. He quotes boss John Fellet: “Piracy has become our biggest competitor. “The big problem is the increasing ease by which pirated content is accessible. “Devices preloaded with piracy software enable users to access pirated content stored on servers overseas, from the comfort […]