articles tagged 'Sky'

'When I grow up I want to be a pro gamer': the steady growth of eSports in New Zealand

  • Media
  • September 16, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
'When I grow up I want to be a pro gamer': the steady growth of eSports in New Zealand

Kiwi gamers can now tune into mainstream TV to get their fix of local eSport content, with Sky broadcasting the New Zealand Gaming Championships (NZGC) League of Legends Premiership 2016 on Sky Sport 3. We talk to Viva La Dirt League member (and creative producer Blacksand) Adam King about what it means for gaming culture in New Zealand.

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Spark formally opposes the proposed Sky/Vodafone merger

  • Media
  • August 16, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Spark formally opposes the proposed Sky/Vodafone merger

Spark has expressed its concerns over the proposed merger between Vodafone and Sky by making a submission to the Commerce Commission, New Zealand’s competition regulator.

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Are Sky's Olympic restrictions justifiable or is it fighting against the future?

  • Media
  • July 22, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Are Sky's Olympic restrictions justifiable or is it fighting against the future?

This week, Sky provoked ire in the nation’s news publishers by applying a range of conditions on those wanting to use highlights as part of their reportage. Sky is, of course, within its rights to limit the use of footage, which it paid handsomely for. But in an era of rampant live streaming and social media use, is this an example of sticking their finger in the dyke? And what can we learn from the NFL and the NBA?

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Sky gets snappy as it comically trumpets new lineup

  • Advertising
  • July 15, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Sky gets snappy as it comically trumpets new lineup

Sky has ventured back into Snapchat territory to attract a younger audience by creating ‘Tiny Trailers’ with comedian Melanie Bracewell.

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Neon's David Joyce on life after Game of Thrones

  • Media
  • July 5, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
Neon's David Joyce on life after Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has again proven a major hit for Neon, leading to a significant spike in audience numbers. But how do you keep audiences engaged once the show has ended? We chat to Neon general manager David Joyce on keeping streams going after the hit show.

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Sky and Vodafone executives answer questions on the proposed merger

  • Media
  • June 10, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Sky and Vodafone executives answer questions on the proposed merger
(From left: John Fellet, Russell Stanners, Peter Macourt and Jason Hollingworth)

At a press conference, held on Thursday, Vodafone chief executive Russell Stanners sat alongside Sky chief executive John Fellet, Sky chief financial officer Jason Hollingworth and Sky chairman Peter Macourt, during a presentation that saw the executives outline their motivations and plans for forming the joint company. And, as is often the case with such events, the most interesting discussion happened when journalists started asking questions.

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Sam Aldred says the 'Sky' might soon be falling on New Zealand broadcasters' heads

  • Opinion
  • June 8, 2016
  • Sam Aldred
Sam Aldred says the 'Sky' might soon be falling on New Zealand broadcasters' heads

With Vodafone and Sky in talks over a merger, which would result in a multi-faceted content giant, Receptive.tv's Sam Aldred suggests a quiet panic and a regroup for the rest of New Zealand media.

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From unsullied to sullied: Sky missteps on Twitter

  • Advertising
  • May 17, 2016
  • StopPress Team
From unsullied to sullied: Sky missteps on Twitter

Sometimes what seems like a brilliant idea, doesn’t always translate how you imagine it will when you put it into force. That’s what Sky and DDB may have discovered with their '#CommandTheUnsullied' campaign, which has received a fair amount of backlash. But, as recent history indicates, Twitter mishaps aren't that uncommon.

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Big media’s bear market: a round up of the balance sheets for Fairfax, NZME, TVNZ and Sky

  • Media
  • March 4, 2016
  • Holly Bagge
Big media’s bear market: a round up of the balance sheets for Fairfax, NZME, TVNZ and Sky

It’s a difficult climate out there for New Zealand’s biggest media players, which is reflected in their latest financial results. Though on a positive note, they all seem to be staying above water for now as their structures are changing to adapt to a multi-channel environment. Here’s a look at results from Fairfax, NZME, TVNZ and Sky.

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Can we trust research funded by brands?

  • Media
  • January 19, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Can we trust research funded by brands?

Following on from the recent controversy regarding Lion's funding of research conducted by anthropologist Dr Anne Fox, we take a look at whether we can trust research funded by coroporations (or anyone for that matter).

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Sky looks to tap into the eSports boom with pop-up channel

  • Media
  • November 11, 2015
  • Damien Venuto
Sky looks to tap into the eSports boom with pop-up channel
Image Vice.com

A longtime staple of Korean television, eSports is set to hit Kiwi television sets with Sky announcing that launch of a pop-up channel on 19 December to screen the inaugural My Republic NZGC eSports Tournament live.

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As New Zealand interests evolve, have we reached peak rugby?—UPDATED

  • Media
  • September 29, 2015
  • Ben Fahy
As New Zealand interests evolve, have we reached peak rugby?—UPDATED

Judging by the watercooler discussions and the blanket media coverage—from the above board chat on outlets like Radio New Zealand to the below board banter inside a giant scrotum as part of the Alternative Commentary Collective's Champagne Rugby, you could be forgiven for thinking the nation has a collective 'code boner' over the Rugby World Cup at present. But is rugby losing its lustre in New Zealand? And is there a limit to the All Black appropriation?

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Sky heads to Snapchat to court young rugby fans

  • Social media
  • September 23, 2015
  • Holly Bagge
Sky heads to Snapchat to court young rugby fans

As is increasingly becoming clear, brands can no longer expect to put the bait out and wait for its audience to come. A bit more is required these days to target the more distracted modern audience, and brands are having to travel to audience-territory or risk being ignored. A big brand which has cottoned onto this is Sky TV which (along with a number of other brands) has now joined image and video-sharing app Snapchat in an attempt to target a millennial audience, to generate interest in its Rugby World Cup 2015 coverage.

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Horse's mouth: Taryn Hamilton, M2 Group

  • Horse's Mouth
  • September 11, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Horse's mouth: Taryn Hamilton, M2 Group

The ISP market has been buzzing lately with acquisitions, threats of legal action and an explosion of streaming services. Taryn Hamilton, M2 Group’s general manager of consumer for Slingshot, Orcon and Flip, sits down for a chat and lives up to his reputation of being a straight talker.

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Despite the social media outrage, Sky's upward trajectory continues

  • Media
  • August 28, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Despite the social media outrage, Sky's upward trajectory continues

It isn't difficult to find someone making a negative comment about Sky TV's service on social media. The broadcaster is a proverbial punching bag, with shots regularly flying in from Kiwis across all the available channels. And yet, despite the continuous stream of negativity, Sky's revenue and profits continue to rise at a time when digital disruption is cutting a huge chunk out of the profitability of the other broadcasters.

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