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Spark NZ launches new TV-streaming service Lightbox
Posted on 28-Aug-2014 07:38. | Tags Filed under: News.

New Zealand’s newest online subscription TV service is now live. Lightbox delivers thousands of hours of TV shows available to anyone with broadband, regardless of their internet provider, on an all-you-can-eat basis.

The launch comes with new exclusive content added to the Lightbox line-up since the service was first announced. It includes pirate drama Black Sails, legal series Suits, comedy-drama series Franklin & Bash, paranormal hit Lost Girl and the adorable pre-school animation 3rd & Bird.

TV shows already part of the Lightbox line-up include Outlander, 24: Live Another Day, Vikings, Alpha House, Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

Lightbox CEO Kym Niblock says she’s confident New Zealanders will love Lightbox’s line-up and the freedom it gives them.

“You can head home tonight, sign up to the Lightbox 30 day free trial and choose from hundreds of great TV shows online - all ready to go whenever you are.

“We’ve taken the hard work out of getting access to great television by assembling some of the best shows ever made in one service that’s affordable and incredibly easy and legitimate to use. Spring is looking a lot more entertaining.”

The service can be used across multiple compatible devices, including laptop, desktop, iPad and Airplay on Apple TV.

Up to five devices can be registered to each Lightbox account and two shows can be played at once so you can watch the latest drama series in the living room while your kids sing along to their cartoon favourites in their bedroom. A parental control function enables parents to filter out show playback according to rating.

Set up is easy. There are no contracts or installation visits required and membership is available to all New Zealanders regardless of their broadband service provider. A 30-day free trial will be available to all New Zealanders. Lightbox is $15 per 30 days. Spark customers can get a 50% discount code valid for six months from here.

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