I have had the same issue and have been advised by TelstraClear that it will be fixed in their next software update - whenever that might occur.
After being frustrated for the last month or so when wanting to watch isky live, I have researched the issue and found the following:
When using isky live with the TelstraClear DNS servers, isky live connects to IPs 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11. Ping times for these IP addresses are around 170 -190ms, and isky live will continually rebuffer. When using isky live with Telecom DNS servers (or other NZ open DNS servers), isky connects to IPs 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124. Ping times for these IP addresses are around 23 -26ms and isky live works perfectly.
So there are 2 possible solutions I have come up with. Either should work.
1. Change the DNS servers in your router from the TelstraClear DNS servers to other NZ open DNS servers.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=95560 Choose ones that do not block external connections. Telecom DNS servers 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 work.
or 2. Amend the hosts file on your PC so that one of the good IPs (184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11) is used by isky. Copy and paste the block below into the hosts file (I have used 18.104.22.168, you could choose either of the IPs)
22.214.171.124 fs-574f500000000000.id.velocix.com #skysport 1
126.96.36.199 fs-3b4f500000000000.id.velocix.com #skysport 2
188.8.131.52 fs-2a4f500000000000.id.velocix.com #skysport 3
184.108.40.206 fs-f74e500000000000.id.velocix.com #sky News
220.127.116.11 fs-184f500000000000.id.velocix.com #CNN
Happy iSky viewing!