The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicks off on Friday 13 June (NZ time), and TV ONE is bringing fans the best games of the competition LIVE and free-to-air.

As broadcast partners with Sky TV, TVNZ has the rights to screen 22 live games, including the following: Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport are offering live coverage of the semi-finals and final of the FIFA Confederations Cup this week.

The Brazil v Uruguay and Spain v Italy matches will be screened live on Thursday and Friday this week with the final airing live on Monday next week. Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport is looking to bounce back from losing the Premier League rights by airing the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup from next week.

New Zealand is competing at the tournament in Turkey, which in the past has launched the careers of the likes of Messi, Ronaldinho and Henry.

SKY Sport has exclusively LIVE coverage of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, including all New Zealand matches as well as both semi-finals and the final from Monday, 24 June. Continue reading »

premerleague“No EPL, no SKY TV” is the catchphrase of a Facebook page set up this week following the news Sky TV has lost the broadcast rights to the English Premier League.

The ‘Unsubscribing from Sky TV because no EPL’ page boasts just under 3,000 fans who look to be parting ways with Sky to watch football elsewhere.

It was announced yesterday that Coliseum Sports Media had outbid Sky for the rights and will be offering an online package to football fans alongside TVNZ’s limited free-to-air coverage.

premerleagueColiseum Sports Media has obtained the broadcast rights to the English Premier League for the next three seasons.

They will provide streaming access to subscribers while TVNZ will air one game every Sunday afternoon as well as a highlights package every Monday.

The new Premier League Pass website states that all 380 games of the season will be available to be streamed live with 250 available for on demand streaming.

The cost of the season pass is said to be $149.90 for the basic package including live streaming and on demand with a more substantial package priced at $231.90. Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TVNZ has confirmed this afternoon it will air selected Premier League football matches this coming season.

TVNZ has confirmed it is partnering with Coliseum Sports Media to bring TV coverage of football’s Barclays Premier League to Kiwi sports fans.

TV ONE will present a match of the week game every Sunday from the start of the season. The channel will also broadcast an hour long highlights show on Monday nights.

The deal will see Coliseum showing the entire competition online and TVNZ showing selected matches and weekly highlights on air. Broadcast details are still being finalised and will be publicised closer to the time of the season kick-off in coming weeks. Continue reading »

premerleagueUS-based Kiwi entrepreneur Craig Heatley is believed to be the successful bidder for the broadcast rights to the English Premier League.

Heatley’s new digital media company 818 is reported to be the new rights holder after outbidding Sky, who said they are disappointed not to have retained them.

It is understood Heatley has teamed up with another prominent New Zealand businessman to form an alternative online sporting channel.

Heatley is yet to confirm whether his company has acquired the rights but said he will discuss it further when he arrives in New Zealand later this week. Continue reading »

premerleagueSky has released the following statement regarding their loss of the broadcast rights to the English Premier League.

You may be aware of speculation concerning the future of the Broadcast Rights for the English Premier League on SKY.

We have been negotiating to renew the rights for a number of months as we value the Premier League highly and with this in mind we placed our highest ever bid for the rights.

In the last few days we have been told that we have been outbid for those rights by what we believe to be a Private Equity Company. We are also led to believe that they will be offering the games as an online package but until the winning bidder announces their plans for the rights we have no greater knowledge than you as to what those plans may be. Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport has confirmed that they will be airing 15 live football matches featuring our national teams over the remainder of the year.

The All Whites and Football Ferns will take centre stage, with the former facing a home and away playoff to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil while the latter faces the number one teams in the world.

“This year is a massive year for the All Whites with their qualification to Brazil 2014 and I’m delighted that SKY Sport customers can watch build-up games for qualifying for the World Cup finals as well as the crucial home and away CONCACAF matches,” said Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport. Continue reading »