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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.

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