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# 258566 10-Oct-2019 09:53
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NZ Herald confirms a 6 year deal for NZ domestic cricket from 2020 onwards. Sky bid in July for 6 years of Cricket Australia Big Bash, Ashes, Boxing Day NZ vs Aus etc

 

 

 

Basically splits the cricket coverage between them, wonder if there will be a price rise soon in the works?


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  # 2333711 10-Oct-2019 10:00
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The rights period is for six years and includes all international and selected domestic cricket matches played in New Zealand under the umbrella of NZC, Spark has revealed. This includes all Black Caps and White Ferns matches played in New Zealand, men's and women's Super Smash matches, the Ford Trophy final and the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

 

As the free-to-air partner for T20 Internationals and Super Smash, TVNZ will show a selection of matches on TVNZ. These include the first T20 International of each series live (Black Caps and White Ferns); two regular season men's Super Smash matches per week; and two regular season women's Super Smash matches per week.

 

Spark Chief Executive, Jolie Hodson said, "Cricket is an iconic sport that has continued to innovate. So we're excited to announce this new partnership with New Zealand Cricket, one that cements our place as a significant player in New Zealand's sports viewing landscape.

 

"This partnership with NZC is another major step towards Spark's strategy of building a profitable sports media business that offers viewers a range of premium domestic and international sporting events over Spark Sport at an affordable price and across an array of devices.

 

"At Spark, we believe that streaming is the future of sports viewing, so we are immensely proud to partner with NZC to stream world-class cricket across a range of series.
Spark Sport will give cricket fans access to a range of content including educational and coaching pieces, fan engagement content and review shows. Plus, Spark Sport will make available a range of highlights programmes on a free-to-view and paid basis."

 

That means this summer will be the last of Sky holding the cricket rights.


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  # 2333712 10-Oct-2019 10:00
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Its going to hurt my wireless internet cap!!

 

I can only imagine watching a little red pixel running out to the boundary with all of the wonderful grass pixelation shown in the rugby


 
 
 
 


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  # 2333713 10-Oct-2019 10:01
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The release:

 

 

Spark is pleased to announce that from April 2020, Spark Sport will be the official rights partner for all New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) matches played in New Zealand, with TVNZ joining as the free-to-air partner for a selected number of T20 International and Super Smash matches.

 

The rights period is for six years and includes all international and selected domestic cricket matches played in New Zealand under the umbrella of NZC. This includes:

 

• All Blackcaps and White Ferns matches played in New Zealand;
• All Men’s and Women’s Super Smash matches (including semi-finals and final);
• The Ford Trophy final;
• The New Zealand Cricket Awards.

 

The 2020-21 season will include visits from the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia men’s team to New Zealand, in addition to the India and England women’s teams.

 

Spark Chief Executive, Jolie Hodson said, “Cricket is an iconic sport that has continued to innovate. So we’re excited to announce this new partnership with New Zealand Cricket, one that cements our place as a significant player in New Zealand’s sports viewing landscape.

 

“This partnership with NZC is another major step towards Spark’s strategy of building a profitable sports media business that offers viewers a range of premium domestic and international sporting events over Spark Sport at an affordable price and across an array of devices.

 

“At Spark, we believe that streaming is the future of sports viewing, so we are immensely proud to partner with NZC to stream world-class cricket across a range of series.

 

Spark Sport will give cricket fans access to a range of content including educational and coaching pieces, fan engagement content and review shows. Plus, Spark Sport will make available a range of highlights programmes on a free-to-view and paid basis.

 

NZC CEO, David White hailed the new agreement as ‘ground-breaking’ and a nod to the future, saying it was as much about catering for the demands of tomorrow as it was about the demands of today.

 

“This is a deal which future-proofs the whole of cricket in New Zealand,” said Mr White.

 

“Live streaming is the future. It allows viewers to free themselves from fixed linear schedules to watch live, delayed, highlighted or clipped content when and where they choose, and on a wide range of devices.

 

“Together with the free-to-air component provided by TVNZ, this accord means more cricket games than ever before will be broadcast live.

 

“It’s timely that we make this move now, at a time when more New Zealanders than ever – and especially young Kiwis, consume their sports content through digital devices.”

 

Spark Sport will be responsible for all aspects of delivering a world class production for NZC. Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport explains, “This will also be our most significant move yet into live sports production. We’re looking forward to bringing a fresh look and feel to the coverage of cricket, including an engaging commentary team, world class decision review systems, team and individual analysis and on-screen graphics.”

 

As the free-to-air partner for T20 Internationals and Super Smash, TVNZ will show a selection of matches on TVNZ. These include the first T20 International of each series live (BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS); two regular season Men’s Super Smash matches per week; and two regular season Women’s Super Smash matches per week.

 

Spark will also be the official telecommunications and technology partner for NZC, BLACKCAPS, WHITE FERNS and Super Smash.

 





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  # 2333715 10-Oct-2019 10:04
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JPNZ:

 

The rights period is for six years and includes all international and selected domestic cricket matches played in New Zealand under the umbrella of NZC, Spark has revealed. This includes all Black Caps and White Ferns matches played in New Zealand, men's and women's Super Smash matches, the Ford Trophy final and the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

 

As the free-to-air partner for T20 Internationals and Super Smash, TVNZ will show a selection of matches on TVNZ. These include the first T20 International of each series live (Black Caps and White Ferns); two regular season men's Super Smash matches per week; and two regular season women's Super Smash matches per week.

 

Spark Chief Executive, Jolie Hodson said, "Cricket is an iconic sport that has continued to innovate. So we're excited to announce this new partnership with New Zealand Cricket, one that cements our place as a significant player in New Zealand's sports viewing landscape.

 

"This partnership with NZC is another major step towards Spark's strategy of building a profitable sports media business that offers viewers a range of premium domestic and international sporting events over Spark Sport at an affordable price and across an array of devices.

 

"At Spark, we believe that streaming is the future of sports viewing, so we are immensely proud to partner with NZC to stream world-class cricket across a range of series.
Spark Sport will give cricket fans access to a range of content including educational and coaching pieces, fan engagement content and review shows. Plus, Spark Sport will make available a range of highlights programmes on a free-to-view and paid basis."

 

That means this summer will be the last of Sky holding the cricket rights.

 

 

 

 

Gutted! - Looks like Sky will be bye bye after cricket. The main reasons I have it are cricket, F1 and MotoGP - (and endless reruns of car restorations lol)


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  # 2333758 10-Oct-2019 10:07
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Dear Sky, Dropped catches lose matches, in rugby and cricket.





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  # 2333759 10-Oct-2019 10:10
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I wonder if sky sports will get cheaper.....if course not !

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  # 2333762 10-Oct-2019 10:16
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Who actually films all the matches in NZ? I thought it was Sky? 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2333775 10-Oct-2019 10:23
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Yogi02:

 

 

 

 

 

Gutted! - Looks like Sky will be bye bye after cricket. The main reasons I have it are cricket, F1 and MotoGP - (and endless reruns of car restorations lol)

 

 

What about cricket with NZ thats offshore? Sky will have that, so you will need Sky for MotoGP and offshore cricket


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  # 2333777 10-Oct-2019 10:24
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Mahon:

 

Who actually films all the matches in NZ? I thought it was Sky? 

 

 

OSB which is contracted to Sky, but naturally works for anyone including TVNZ

 

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  # 2333780 10-Oct-2019 10:27
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JPNZ:

 

The rights period is for six years and includes all international and selected domestic cricket matches played in New Zealand under the umbrella of NZC, Spark has revealed. This includes all Black Caps and White Ferns matches played in New Zealand, men's and women's Super Smash matches, the Ford Trophy final and the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

 

 

So NZ games played overseas won't be on Spark Sports? Not sure splitting things up like that is a particularly great result for the consumer.


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  # 2333781 10-Oct-2019 10:30
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tdgeek:

 

Yogi02:

 

 

 

 

 

Gutted! - Looks like Sky will be bye bye after cricket. The main reasons I have it are cricket, F1 and MotoGP - (and endless reruns of car restorations lol)

 

 

What about cricket with NZ thats offshore? Sky will have that, so you will need Sky for MotoGP and offshore cricket

 

 

MotoGP, you can easily pay for a season pass through their own service.

 

Overseas tours are usually done on a case by case with the host broadcaster. Wait and see

 

I can remember a few years ago when Blackcaps were touring South Africa and the rights were never secured - Had to find a stream online.

 

I like the convenience of sky / mysky, but I cant realistically afford both unless Sky changes its subscription packages similar to what Fox in Aussie recently did.




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  # 2333784 10-Oct-2019 10:33
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allio:

 

 

 

So NZ games played overseas won't be on Spark Sports? Not sure splitting things up like that is a particularly great result for the consumer.

 

 

 

 

Correct


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Yogi02:

 

tdgeek:

 

Yogi02:

 

Gutted! - Looks like Sky will be bye bye after cricket. The main reasons I have it are cricket, F1 and MotoGP - (and endless reruns of car restorations lol)

 

 

What about cricket with NZ thats offshore? Sky will have that, so you will need Sky for MotoGP and offshore cricket

 

 

MotoGP, you can easily pay for a season pass through their own service.

 

Overseas tours are usually done on a case by case with the host broadcaster. Wait and see

 

I can remember a few years ago when Blackcaps were touring South Africa and the rights were never secured - Had to find a stream online.

 

I like the convenience of sky / mysky, but I cant realistically afford both unless Sky changes its subscription packages similar to what Fox in Aussie recently did.

 

 

MotoGP is Euro 115. If its the only sport on Sky I watch, but its not unfortunately. The issue with SSN is that full replays seem rare




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  # 2333792 10-Oct-2019 10:41
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Wonder if this is going to push Vodafone in having Spark Sport avaliable for VFTV?

 

 

 

I'm waiting on the rugby news later this year and then Kayo + VPN is looking like the best alternative


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  # 2333846 10-Oct-2019 10:51
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The government funded UFB network has extended Sparks customer reach such that Spark can now compete with Sky .....

 

Spark is worth 8 billion dollars, Sky is worth around 400 million. How can Sky survive?   Long term, I don't think they can. Unless Sky fights back and sets up their own cellular network and starts retailing broadband services.   But, the NZ population may not be large enough. 

 

I could perhaps see a Sky / Trustpower merger?

 

Although, it would be karmic if Amazon enters the NZ market and does the same thing to Spark!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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