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Topic # 159962 18-Dec-2014 13:07
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Apparently Lightbox and Coliseum have announced a joint venture. This should be good news for sports fans...

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  Reply # 1199912 18-Dec-2014 13:13
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Will post press release later but here is the gist:
Online TV service Lightbox and Coliseum Sports Media have just signed a joint venture partnership to bring premium sport content to more New Zealanders.

The venture will be called Lightbox Sport and will include 100% of Coliseum Sports Media’s New Zealand content including Golf, English Premier League football, French TOP 14 rugby and all future New Zealand based projects.






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  Reply # 1199919 18-Dec-2014 13:20
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That should get Sky's attention...
OTOH, Sommet didn't get rich trying to compete with Sky.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1199931 18-Dec-2014 13:38
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Makes sense,




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  Reply # 1199932 18-Dec-2014 13:40
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Be interesting to see what it is priced at. Can't see it being less than $30 a month, if the football and golf are $20 a month separately. Hopefully this means the sport will be able to leverage off the newly released PS4 lightbox app in the future.

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  Reply # 1199935 18-Dec-2014 13:41
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To celebrate the partnership Lightbox Sport is offering free French TOP 14 rugby until the

 

end of January. Visit www.top14pass.com and use the voucher code FRENCHTOP14 to start watching

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  Reply # 1199983 18-Dec-2014 14:34
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The press release:


Online TV service Lightbox and Coliseum Sports Media today announced a joint venture partnership to bring premium sport content to more New Zealanders.

The venture will be called Lightbox Sport and will include 100% of Coliseum Sports Media’s New Zealand content including Golf, English Premier League football, French TOP 14 rugby and all future New Zealand based projects.

The combined viewership for these events alone is more than a billion worldwide, with Kiwi talent making its fair share of appearances. The French TOP 14 includes 21 ex-All Blacks and a further 15 New Zealanders, golfing superstar Lydia Ko plays in the LPGA Tour and Winston Reid is fast-becoming one of the best defenders in the English Premier League.

Lightbox CEO Kym Niblock says the partnership reinforces the vision for the future of Lightbox, by delivering more relevance and value to customers.

“This partnership looks to simplify the crowded online TV marketplace. By joining forces we will be giving customers a greater breadth and depth of choice and a more compelling viewing experience.

“Both Lightbox and Coliseum Sports Media already give Kiwis greater choice over how they watch TV online, and both have proven the ability to secure top quality content - but together, our combined buying power will make us an even more formidable force in the market,” says Niblock.

Coliseum Sports Media CEO Tim Martin says the partnership is about bringing sports to a wider audience.

“The reality is online sports viewing, and paying for the sport you want to watch, is rapidly becoming mainstream around the world. By pooling resources with Lightbox we want to make sport more accessible and more affordable for all.

“Lightbox delivers great TV online, and sport is a huge part of that. This partnership will give Kiwis more freedom to watch the sports they want, when they want,” says Martin.
In the immediate future both Lightbox and CSM’s existing properties will continue to run as they do now.

Following the business venture announcement today the board and management team of Lightbox and Lightbox Sport will work on the business of building the best packages with the best price levels to deliver a mix of entertainment, including sport, that consumers will have control over.

“This is the start of an exciting journey for customers,” says Niblock.

“From day one we said we were going to add to our insanely good TV line-up and we are making good on that promise by offering customers more choice over the shows, and soon the sport, they watch at compelling value. We look forward to revealing more details on our progress in the future.”

The joint venture agreement is signed and comes into effect today, however it remains conditional on a number of legal matters.

To celebrate the partnership Lightbox Sport is offering free French TOP 14 rugby until the end of January. Visit www.top14pass.com and use the voucher code FRENCHTOP14 to start watching.






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  Reply # 1200042 18-Dec-2014 16:29
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Combining TV/Movies and sport had to be the next step in streaming options. Interested to see the pricing, and whether they are going to be able to get much new and up to date content rather than mostly old shows or several seasons behind in current shows.

 


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  Reply # 1200046 18-Dec-2014 16:34
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Will be interested to see what they charge for this. Wonder if Lightbox will try to pick up some of Sommet Sports offerings? If they can pick up AFL and World Rally Cross I'll become a LOT more interested.

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  Reply # 1200157 18-Dec-2014 20:31
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BlueShift: Apparently Lightbox and Coliseum have announced a joint venture. This should be good news for sports fans...


how so blueshift?

If you only like golf and football yes but if you like golf and football and rugby and cricket, car racing etc then it costs you more!

What about people who don't live in the big cities? Try watching these sports on a poor internet connection.

One wonders if they changed their name from Telecom New Zealand as their new offerings are not viable for all of New Zealand

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  Reply # 1200277 19-Dec-2014 02:23
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Jas777:
BlueShift: Apparently Lightbox and Coliseum have announced a joint venture. This should be good news for sports fans...


how so blueshift?

If you only like golf and football yes but if you like golf and football and rugby and cricket, car racing etc then it costs you more!

What about people who don't live in the big cities? Try watching these sports on a poor internet connection.

One wonders if they changed their name from Telecom New Zealand as their new offerings are not viable for all of New Zealand


Only the first part of the name changed? It's still Spark New Zealand?




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  Reply # 1200309 19-Dec-2014 08:19
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Jas777:
BlueShift: Apparently Lightbox and Coliseum have announced a joint venture. This should be good news for sports fans...


how so blueshift?

If you only like golf and football yes but if you like golf and football and rugby and cricket, car racing etc then it costs you more!

What about people who don't live in the big cities? Try watching these sports on a poor internet connection.

One wonders if they changed their name from Telecom New Zealand as their new offerings are not viable for all of New Zealand


Just because people don't live in the major cities doesn't mean they don't get reasonable internet - most small towns will have VDSL now which would be more than enough to stream online content.





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  Reply # 1200442 19-Dec-2014 10:59
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I'm in Wellington and still only have ADSL available where I live. Fibre is not coming for another 2 years to my street, although in my current house I'm renting up a shared driveway with 3 other houses so if still in the same place it would probably require too many people to agree to things like the driveway being dug up etc.


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  Reply # 1200557 19-Dec-2014 13:38
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The fact also is that for every person who wants to watch online at least 5 want to watch using a TV without any need of the internet.

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  Reply # 1200563 19-Dec-2014 13:47
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Jas777: The fact also is that for every person who wants to watch online at least 5 want to watch using a TV without any need of the internet.


Instead they need a Sky sub which (from looking at their website) costs around ~$100 per month to watch on demand in HD (or $75 without a recorder to watch on demand and no HD).

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  Reply # 1200571 19-Dec-2014 14:02
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It is going to be $400 a year + any extra internet costs to watch only 2 sports. And even with those 2 sports you are not getting full coverage of every event.

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