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TVNZ confirms its news accreditation for the Rio Games

29th July 2016

SKY and PRIME are pleased that TVNZ has today confirmed its news accreditation for the RIO Games.

Under that accreditation, TVNZ can use up to six minutes each day of SKY or PRIME footage on television and up to 6 minutes each day of SKY or PRIME footage online. The IOC have confirmed New Zealand’s News Access Rules (NAR’s) offer “more to New Zealand media organisations in terms of cross-platform digital access than any other country in the world”.

SKY and PRIME are also pleased to announce that they have agreed a special dispensation for TVNZ’s Te Karere programme. A request for additional rights was made by TVNZ a month ago and we have since agreed with TVNZ for Te Karere to able to use an extra two minutes of Rio Games footage each day. To be clear, this is in addition to the 6 minutes allowed under the IOC News Access Rules.

As public interest is always high for these events where our athletes strive to succeed on the world stage, we expect there will naturally be extensive news coverage. TVNZ can write as much as they like for sports news and use as many sports photographs as they like if they have the necessary licences in place from the relevant news agencies (which isn’t SKY).

For the many New Zealanders wanting to watch the Games, they will have unprecedented coverage both on SKY and free to air on Prime. Prime will broadcast up to 15 hours of the Rio Games every day. No subscription is required.


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