Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Live sport a GO with Vodafone technology lovers

Live sport a GO with Vodafone technology lovers

Kiwis now have even more choice when it comes to watching television – and they are increasingly using mobile technology to enjoy live sporting fixtures when they are away from home.

In January, Vodafone saw a 94% increase in users of the SKY GO app, with the highest streaming figures to date achieved during the recent one day international series where our Black Caps took on India.

SKY Chief Executive John Fellet confirms that 70% of SKY subscribers have smartphones and tablets.

“We’ve seen more than 65,000 downloads of the SKY GO app since launch, about 60% of use on iPads and the rest on iPhones. The feedback has been brilliant. We are now hard at work to enhance SKY GO with an app for Android to be released soon.”

Matt Williams, Vodafone’s Consumer Director confirms more Kiwis are consuming content on the go and watching TV on tablets for convenience.

“With Vodafone’s rollout of 4G now reaching 36 locations – including some of the most popular holiday destinations, we’ve seen an increasing number of customers using tablets to access sports and movies from the bach or the camping ground – or even in multiple rooms around the house.

“Our customers’ early adoption of the SKY GO app demonstrates the importance of a fast, reliable network. Over the traditional Christmas holiday period* over 238TB of mobile data was used on the Vodafone network, that’s up 89% on last year. Vodafone’s partnership with SKY ensures our customers not only get a great deal, but get access to the content they want, when they want it. With ten live channels available to Vodafone SKY customers, they can watch their favourite shows or keep tabs on the latest cricket score.”

SKY GO is one of a growing number of TV, video and music applications coming to smartphones and tablets and is changing the way consumers are using their devices.

Back in October, Vodafone unveiled New Zealand’s first – and only – full TV service, including the more than 115 SKY channels, using the new ultra fast broadband network, giving Kiwis a real incentive to move to fibre. SKY GO is yet another example of Vodafone’s ongoing partnership with SKY.

- Ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news