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Spark Sport adds new content to upcoming service

Posted on 20-Dec-2018 15:05 | Filed under: News



Spark Sport announced today it will distribute NBA (National Basketball Association) TV to fans in New Zealand. NBA TV is the NBA’s 24/7 dedicated channel. Spark Sport subscribers will be able to watch 6-7 NBA games per week on Spark Sport. A range of NBA content including highlights, documentaries, Hardwood Classic Games and NBA studio shows, including The Starters and NBA Gametime will also be available on the streaming service. Purchasing a Spark Sport monthly subscription will enable sports fans to access NBA TV content, in addition to the growing stable of sports content, for a single monthly price.


Head of Spark Sport, Jeff Latch, said Spark was thrilled to be bringing more action from the NBA to New Zealand. “Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand – we’re confident this will encourage a whole new audience to jump onto Spark Sport. The 2018-19 season is underway and Spark Sport will launch in time for basketball fans to enjoy NBA games and programming.”


“With their extensive portfolio of premium sports content, Spark Sport is an ideal partner to help increase the NBA’s presence in New Zealand,” said Ramez Sheikh, NBA Asia Head of Global Content & Media Distribution. “There’s never been a better time to be an NBA fan, and we’re excited to work with Spark Sport to provide comprehensive and easy access to NBA games and content.”




Spark has also secured the media rights for the FIA World Rally Championship in New Zealand. The 2019 calendar covers 14 rallies across five continents, featuring gravel, asphalt and snow and ice, and culminates at the Rally Australia finale at Coffs Harbour on 14-17 November. Spark Sport will stream rallies live and will also host a variety of highlights content.


Latch says, “The inclusion of the FIA World Rally Championship in our motorsports line up cements Spark Sport as a destination for motorsports fans. The 2019 rallies will provide viewers with a range of exciting events in some amazing destinations.”


WRC Promoter Managing Director Oliver Ciesla said: “New Zealand has an amazing motorsport following and Spark Sport viewers will love the drama, thrills and adventure of the WRC as it travels the globe amid spectacular scenery and the toughest of driving conditions.”


Liverpool TV 


Finally, Spark has secured the media rights for Liverpool FC TV, a 24/7 channel of content from the famous Premier League club, Liverpool FC. The channel features live coverage and highlights of U23 & U18 games, full replays of every first team match in every competition including Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, as well as exclusive manager and player interviews, live pre and post-match coverage and exclusive features and documentaries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Now on Spark Sport: 




  • Rugby World Cup 2019 
  • Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 
  • World Rugby U20 Championships 2019 
  • Heineken Champions Cup 



  • English Premier League 
  • Manchester United TV 
  • Liverpool TV 



  • Formula One World Championships 
  • Formula 2 Championship 
  • GP3 Series  
  • 2019 Porsche Super Cup Series 
  • FIA World Rally Championships 



  • National Basketball Association (NBA) 



  • Hockey World Cup 
  • Hockey Pro League 
  • Olympic Qualification 
  • National Hockey League