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Al Jazeera English comes to NZ

  • Media
  • September 2, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Al Jazeera English comes to NZ

Kiwi viewers can now tune in to the Al Jazeera English news channel on Sky and will be able to see it on Freeview from 1 November. According to a recent statement, the channel will reach around two million New Zealanders on Sky channel 90 and Freeview channel 16, broadcasting live and free to air.

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Igloo hits screens for the first time, teases things out with 'coming soon' ad

  • Advertising
  • June 6, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Igloo hits screens for the first time, teases things out with 'coming soon' ad

It's all go in the local broadcasting world at the moment. Sky's content deals with ISPs have been put under the microscope, Freeview has started its final push before the digital switchover and announced some impressive technological additions, streaming service Quickflix has given Kiwis another (legal) way to watch, and, as Igloo's 15-second teaser ad by Sugar shows, the "new kid in town", with it's colourful blobby mascots, is getting set to launch after the joint venture between Sky and TVNZ was recently cleared by the ComCom. 

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Igloo gets the go ahead, but Sky's content contracts come under ComCom microscope

  • Media
  • May 16, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Igloo gets the go ahead, but Sky's content contracts come under ComCom microscope

Sky TV and TVNZ's joint venture, Igloo, has gotten the go-ahead from the Commerce Commission, and looks set to launch next month as planned. But a separate investigation is now underway into Sky's content contracts with ISPs.

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Supermarkets, sporting subtleties and Subarus

  • TVC
  • May 15, 2012
  • Ben Fahy

Who's it for: New World by Colenso BBDO/.99 and Finch Why we like it: A long overdue brand refresh for New World, which has been battered by the big-spending Countdown in recent years. All three ads from the new campaign are bang on in terms of ...

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Sky and DDB's Olympic campaign takes us inside the athletes' minds

  • Advertising
  • May 15, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Sky and DDB's Olympic campaign takes us inside the athletes' minds

When we interviewed Andy Fackrell, DDB's new executive creative director, in the latest edition of NZ Marketing, he said we could probably expect fewer gags and more visual storytelling to come out of the agency in the next few months. And its impressive campaign to promote the Olympic coverage on Sky, a brand that's well-renowned for taking a humorous approach to its marketing efforts, ticks both of those boxes.

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Y&R NZ floats down Quickflix stream

  • Advertising
  • May 15, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Y&R NZ floats down Quickflix stream

Y&R NZ has been appointed as the creative agency for Quickflix Australia and New Zealand and will start immediately on developing separate campaigns for both markets. And Quickflix is certainly going to need some help in this market, as it seems to have largely gone under the radar since launching with a call to the government to regulate content rights because they hinder broadband uptake. 

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Brandspank gives Sky the fingers

  • Advertising
  • May 1, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Brandspank gives Sky the fingers

First they gave the All Blacks a sausage and now Brandspank has brought a new meaning to the term digital marketing with a campaign to launch Sky's new Android mobile app. 

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Sky and DDB keep it seemly with mickey-taking Adult Channel campaign—UPDATED

  • Advertising
  • April 2, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Sky and DDB keep it seemly with mickey-taking Adult Channel campaign—UPDATED

There are a few tried and true methods of catching the attention of fans of erotic content and they usually involve body parts and vaseline (on the lens). But Sky and DDB have taken a slightly more tasteful, self-deprecating and some might even say intelligent approach to promote its Adult Channel.

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And the AWARD goes to...

  • Advertising
  • April 2, 2012
  • StopPress Team
And the AWARD goes to...

They're renowned as tough awards to win. And that was apparent at the AWARD awards ceremony in Sydney late last week, with Colenso BBDO the only Kiwi agency to pick up a gold for its viral film for Levi's Rear View Girls, which was one of just 16 golds handed out on the night.

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Meet the locals: Sky starts blowing its Kiwi trumpet with new sports campaign

  • Advertising
  • March 28, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Meet the locals: Sky starts blowing its Kiwi trumpet with new sports campaign

While the vast majority of Sky TV's content comes from overseas, a lot of the content on its sport channels is produced "in New Zealand, for New Zealand". And, in an effort to localise the brand a bit more and reflect the pride felt by the crews that make it, DDB and Flying Fish have created a series of sports-related vignettes to run at the end of the local productions. 

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Igloo on ice? Sky/TVNZ joint venture given the once over by ComCom

  • Digital
  • March 16, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Igloo on ice? Sky/TVNZ joint venture given the once over by ComCom

News surfaced this week that Sky and TVNZ had a date with the Commerce Commission after a complaint was laid about their joint venture Igloo and whether it met merger obligations under Section 47 of the Commerce Act. So if the decision goes against it, will it put the kybosh on the new mid-play TV network?  

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Sugar gets a piece of the Igloo—UPDATED

  • Advertising
  • February 8, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Sugar gets a piece of the Igloo—UPDATED

When we found out Sky and TVNZ were building an Igloo together, we heard Barnes, Catmur & Friends and Sugar were the two agencies in the hunt for the account. And Sugar has come out victorious.  

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Love in the time of Ondemand: iSky's tear-jerking break-up ad

  • Advertising
  • February 7, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Love in the time of Ondemand: iSky's tear-jerking break-up ad

In case you hadn't noticed, the way we watch TV is changing. Appointment viewing is still surprisingly popular and according to Nielsen's new Unitam figures, which factor in time-shifted viewing, just three percent of total viewing last week was time-shifted and 97 percent was live. In homes with personal video recorders (PVRs), time-shifted programming made up about nine percent of total viewing and people with PVRs watched about seven percent more TV in peak time than those in homes without. Away from the living room, however, the 'what you want, when you want it' culture and more reliable streaming means Ondemand content is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand. And to push its online viewing platform iSky, Sky and two of DDB's up-and-coming creatives Jay Hunt and Pete Gosselin have created a very funny campaign about a woman spurning her old, decrepit and rather bitter old telly for a shiny, vibrant and cocky new laptop. And, just like 'Your Happy Place', the slogan 'Cheat on your TV' is spot on, too.

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The Year in Review: James Moore

  • Advertising
  • January 16, 2012
  • StopPress Team
The Year in Review: James Moore

With the big shoots few and far between these days, it's pretty tough out there in production land at present. But there's still no denying the power of the visual medium to get a message across and, whether it be Mammoth Dips, Whittaker's 'Swear by the Slab', or Sky's 'Do Nothing', Flying Fish managed to churn out plenty of stellar work last year. Executive producer James Moore pipes up on 2011. 

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The Year in Review: Dave King

  • Advertising
  • December 16, 2011
  • StopPress Team
The Year in Review: Dave King

M&C Saatchi has had a good couple of years since snaffling three of AIM Proximity's big dawgs. It won a host of new accounts last year, it recently added Orcon to the stable and it's released some stellar work for the Police and Fire Service this year. Here's what executive creative director Dave King made of 2011. 

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