Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Telecom's entry to online broadcasting a win for Kiwis

Telecom's entry to online braodcasting a win for Kiwis

InternetNZ is excited about Telecom's decision to compete with Sky in the pay TV market with their new online TV offering ShowMe TV. The organisation says it is a great sign for New Zealanders hungry for timely access to high quality digital content.

"The lack of heavyweight competition in content markets has seen Sky move too slowly to offer Internet services. Telecom entering this market can and should be a game-changer," says InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter.

"As long as ShowMe TV can get access to a wide range of top shows and movies that we want to watch, the outcome will be a sharp increase in pressure on Sky to lift its game for Internet availability of its content - hopefully including the holy grail of live sports broadcasts.

"If that happens, Kiwis will be the winners.

"This is just one example of the sort of service that will help make the UFB investment such a great move, it will help drive uptake of high speed broadband, and that in turn will allow other new high-speed services to develop.

“Access to NetFlix and Hulu and a wider range of content on Quickflix are examples of other developments New Zealand consumers are waiting for. In the meantime, a more competitive landscape arising from this Telecom decision should make a positive difference.

"InternetNZ is looking forward to hearing further details about ShowMe TV, and expects Telecom to make it available to all comers - not just Telecom customers - at the same price and on the same terms. We equally look forward to Sky's competitive responses also making life better for those who want fast, lawful access to top notch content online," Jordan Carter says.

- ENDS -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

CPAG: Government Spends Over $100K Pursuing Beneficiary

For the past fifteen years, Kathryn, now in her fifties and living alone with chronic ill health on a benefit, has been challenging the decision by the MSD that she has to pay back $117,000. She has no assets or savings and cannot afford to pay for fresh food or therapy that would improve her health. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: National’s Cuts Shave $100K Off KiwiSaver By Retirement

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says... Since coming to office it has made five separate cuts to the scheme." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Transport Operators Switch From SuperGold To AT HOP Cards

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More>>

ALSO:

Crime Stats: Burglary Up 11.9%

“While burglary rates are still below that of recent years, there has been an increase of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 months, which is of concern to Police and something we are determined to tackle,” says Police Commissioner Mike Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Help: Lifeline Aotearoa Fighting For Survival

Lifeline Aotearoa has announced it only has enough money to run for one more year. By 30 June 2017, all available sustainability reserves and funds from a new mortgage on its Auckland property will be exhausted. More>>

ALSO:

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news