ockel: I suspect that the cost of the live rights and the cost of the delayed rights are substantially different.
And that the number of people watching live didnt justify the price differential so Sky chose to buy the delayed rights.
Its good for TVNZ if they can monetise the rights across more NZ households than Sky can across their subscriber base. And if Sky can monetise the delayed rights in prime time (for example) that TVNZ cant because of its existing schedule then thats great. We call that a healthy market.
ellboss: TVNZ hold the rights until 2014. The coverage is on TV2 this year due to Football world cup coverage on TV1.
Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.