At an event in Kaiapoi today, SKY chief executive John Fellet presented Prime Minister John Key with a $1 million cheque for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.
Fellet says SKY has pledged $200,000 annually for five years and will work with Sport Canterbury and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to select a project each year, with the funds administered through the Appeal Trust. Continue reading »
At 9.55am 33 SKY channels went off the air displaying ‘Atmospheric Condition’ messages.
This was due to damage to Chorus fibre in the Puhoi region caused by a digger performing work independently of Chorus.
SKY’s fibre link, used to transport content from Albany to Warkworth, was broken along with the SKY’s back-up fibre. Continue reading »
At 9:55am numerous SKY channels went off-air. The issue is outside of SKY’s control and we are working with 3rd parties to resolve ASAP.
— SKY TV New Zealand (@SKYNZ) May 16, 2013
The first test at Lord’s kicks off this week with Sky commentator Ian Smith joining the BSkyB commentary team for the series. Continue reading »
Kiwi cycling fans will miss out on seeing three New Zealanders ride in the second biggest cycling race in the world this month.
There will be no Sky TV coverage in NZ of this month’s Giro d’Italia, in which Kiwis Hayden Roulston, Jesse Sergent and George Bennett will all be riding for the RadioShack Nissan team.
The race sits just behind the Tour de France in terms of prestige and importance and features most of the riders who will make up the Tour de France teams.
Sergent said: “Having some Kiwis to follow will hopefully make the Giro more interesting to follow for people back home.” Continue reading »
Sport has moved from the 30s up to the 50s with Sky Sport Highlights becoming Sky Sport 4 and Movies situated now in the 30s.
Below is the list of the new channel numbers. Continue reading »
SKY customers will soon be advised of changes to the current channel numbering that will take place on May 1 2013.
The changes will see some channels given new numbering while, going forward, channels will be grouped by genre. Importantly, the numbering will allow for growth with space for new channel launches and special events. Continue reading »
With all the talk of the government selling assets at the moment, how is News Corp’s ditching of $815m worth of shares in Sky Television going to impact on the availability of capital for investment?
Given the opportunity, would you rather purchase shares in a power company or a television company?
No doubt the Sky TV shares are going to get snapped up but the big question is, by who? Will it be another media company? Should TVNZ buy back in? Or will it be another clueless hedge fund that will mine it, and its customers, for every penny they can?
Figures released this week suggest there are still nearly 150,000 New Zealand households still without adequate digital television equipment for the analogue switch-off.
Public information campaign Going Digital claim there are 146,000 homes without Sky, Freeview, TelstraClear or Igloo services, meaning they will be unable to watch TV by the end of the year.
Going Digital is warning those yet to make the move that if they leave it until the last minute they may face delays due to the rush.
Greg Harford, Going Digital National Manager, said: “There were people in Hawke’s Bay in September last year who left the move to digital TV until the last minute and when they sought help from technicians or installers, they found there was a wait. That’s why we’re advising people to start thinking about the change now. Continue reading »