TVNZ and Telecom re looking to join Sky TV’s proposed new digital terrestrial pay television platform.
The Herald reports today that the pair are in “advanced talks” to join Sky’s venture, which will have its business plan finalised before Christmas.
Sky TV chief John Fellet confirmed that they have held discussions with two parties but declined to name them. It is believed they are TVNZ and Telecom.
The venture, which is tentatively titled “Igloo”, will coincide with the digital switchover between 2012 and 2014. It will make use of the TV masts that are currently used for the existing free-to-air channels.
“Igloo” will offer an alternative between free-to-air digital channels on Freeview and a basic Sky digital package, which costs $47.66,” Fellet said.
The platform is likely to cost around $25 per month and feature 10 to 14 channels, not including sport.