From the same SST article as the previous post, TVNZ’s CEO Kevin Kenrick suggests going into a bidding war with Sky for pay TV content:
TVNZ could even compete with Sky Television to acquire the pay-television right to overseas shows, which it could charge viewers to watch on the internet or through Freeview or Igloo, Kenrick says. “I think it is a very real possibility for us.”
I bet this comment went down well in Mt Wellington.
It is unfathomable to me that the CEO of our state broadcaster would publicly outline a strategic move that would no doubt piss off one of their commercial partners. Sky quite likes their little monopoly and the thought that they might have to sacrifice some profit in order to shut the door on the SOE from taking away content rights will no doubt have Tony O’Brien on a flight to Wellington to pay Craig Foss a little visit. Continue reading »