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GOLF

EUROPEAN PGA TOUR: OPEN DE ANDALUCIA, ROUND 4, SKY Sport 3, 1.00am The Open de Andalucia de Golf comes to you from the Parador de Malaga in Malaga, Spain. Join SKY Sport for coverage from round four of this European PGA Tour event.

US PGA TOUR: ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL, ROUND 4, SKY Sport 2 (HD), 7.30am The PGA Tour moves on to the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Join SKY Sport for coverage of round four.

CRICKET

IPL: DECCAN V MUMBAI, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 3.20am Tune in for the excitement of Twenty20 cricket, as the Deccan Chargers go up against the Mumbai Indians at ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET: NZ V AUSTRALIA, 2ND TEST, DAY 3, MORNING SESSION, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 10.30am Join SKY Sport for action from the second and final Test between the BLACKCAPS and Australia at Seddon Park in Hamilton. We bring you coverage from the morning session of day three.

AFTERNOON SESSION, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 1.35pm Join SKY Sport for action from the second and final Test between the BLACKCAPS and Australia at Seddon Park in Hamilton. We bring you coverage from the afternoon session of day three.

FOOTBALL

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL V SUNDERLAND, SKY Sport 2 (HD), 3.55am SKY Sport brings you coverage of this Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland from Anfield in Liverpool.

SPANISH FOOTBALL: TEAMS & VENUE TBA, ESPN, 4.55am Join ESPN for coverage from the Spanish La Liga Division. Teams And Venue TBA.

MOTORSPORT

IRL INDYCAR RACING: HONDA GRAND PRIX, ESPN, 8.30am ESPN brings you exclusive coverage of the inaugural 2010 IndyCar series with the Honda Grand Prix Streets of St Petersburg, from Florida.

TENNIS

ATP WORLD TOUR: SONY ERICSSON OPEN, EARLY ROUND COVERAGE 2, SKY Sport 3, 10.00am Join SKY Sport from the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami, USA for highlights of the Sony Ericsson Open, the second event of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Series.

NETBALL

ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP: MAGIC V STEEL, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 7.00pm Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic host the Southern Steel in this 2010 ANZ Championship clash, join us for all the action from the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

FEVER V TACTIX, SKY Sport 1, 10.00pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 2010 ANZ Championship match between West Coast Fever and Canterbury Tactix from Challenge Stadium in Perth.

RUGBY LEAGUE

NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: SHARKS V RABBITOHS, SKY Sport 2 (HD), 9.00pm SKY Sport brings you coverage of this NRL Telstra Premiership match between the Sharks and the Rabbitohs from Toyota Stadium in Cronulla.

The early switchover to digital will now give all 785,000 pay TV customers the choice of more than 110 channels, movies and sport in HDTV plus On Demand movies and events through MY SKY HDi and interactive services including electronic programming guide, the Weather Channel, pay-per-view and games.

Over the last six months, through a series of campaigns across the country, SKY has been successful in encouraging the more than 25,000 remaining analogue subscribers to transition to SKY’s digital satellite service.

Martin Wrigley, SKY Director of Operations said “SKY’s analogue UHF service has been in operation since SKY launched in 1990 – a number of the UHF transmitters are almost 20 years of age and nearing the end of their life expectancy”.

“We decided to close down the analogue UHF network, which will result in SKY becoming an ‘all-digital’ broadcaster” said Mr Wrigley.

SKY’s digital subscribers receive crystal clear pictures and superb quality sound (including PRIME plus all free to air channels) and have access to SKY’s pay-per-view channels, as well as additional news, documentary and general entertainment channels. SKY Viewers also have the option to see SKY Sport 1 and 2, SKY Movies and Movies Greats, TV ONE, TV2 and TV3 in High Definition through MY SKY HDi.

Please note that PRIME will not be affected by this analogue switch off – it will continue to be available to New Zealand viewers on four broadcast platforms: analogue terrestrial with 91.3% coverage; SKY Digital with 100% coverage; Freeview terrestrial with 75% coverage and Freeview satellite with 100% coverage.

In January, February and March SKY Movies, E! Entertainment Channel and VIBE are taking you around the globe and into front row seats for all the glitz and glamour of the 2010 awards season.

THE 67th Annual golden globe awards
LIVE on VIBE, Monday 18 January from 2pm
Red Carpet & Highlights; Monday 18 January, from 7.30pm
Highlights Encore; Sunday 24 January, 8.30pm
Watch out Hollywood – sharp tongued British comedian Ricky Gervais has been appointed host of the 2010 Golden Globes, and he doesn’t hold back!
With 7 Baftas, 2 Emmys and a Golden Globe under his belt, Ricky Gervais (The Invention of Lying, The Office) has been to a fair few awards ceremonies in his time.  The multi-talented writer, actor and comedian will host the awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, in front of the finest talent that the small and silver screens have to offer.  This marks the first time the telecast has had a host since 1995, and as his career has straddled both mediums Gervais is the perfect person to take on the role.  “Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host.  I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don’t turn down,” said Gervais.
Seen in more than 160 countries worldwide, the Golden Globes is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.  New Zealand’s own Anna Paquin has been nominated in two different categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Vibe is proud to have exclusive live coverage of the awards from 2pm on Monday 18 January. In addition, you can see all the dresses, divas and drama from the red carpet in Vibe’s special one-hour red carpet show later that night, with an opportunity to revisit the very best bits from the ceremony directly after.

THE 2010 GOLDEN GLOBES: COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET
LIVE ON E!, Monday 18 January, 11am
E!’s red carpet coverage offers a first-look at the evening’s fashion parade and interviews with early celebrity arrivals.

THE 2010 GOLDEN GLOBES: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET
LIVE ON E!, Monday 18 January, 12pm
Join E! as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.

THE 16th SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® (sags™)
LIVE ON SKY MOVIES, Sunday 24 January, 2pm
REPLAY ON SKY MOVIES GREATS, Monday 25 January, 8.30pm
Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® has become one of the industry’s most prized honors.  The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show.  The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture.

THE 2010 GRAMMY AWARDS: COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET
LIVE ON E!, Monday 1 February, 11am                                               
E! celebrates the Grammy Awards, its’ nominees, celebrity lifestyles, and Hollywood.  From what they wear to how they feel, we’ll immerse the audience in the celebratory atmosphere.

THE 2010 GRAMMY AWARDS: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET

LIVE ON E!, Monday 1 February, 12pm                                               
Live from the Red Carpet at the 2010 Grammy Awards, follow us as we’ll be talking to all of your favourite stars and nominees.

THE 82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® (OSCARS®)
LIVE ON SKY MOVIES, Monday 8 March
Begins with RED CARPET, 2pm (30 mins)
OSCAR®CEREMONY begins 2.30pm
REPLAY ON SKY MOVIES, Sunday 14 March, 3.35pm
The Oscars!  When the calendar has turned to a new year, the attention of the entertainment community and of film fans around the world turns to the upcoming Academy Awards®.  Oscar fever hits, building to the crescendo of the annual presentation of golden statuettes, when hundreds of millions of cinema lovers glue themselves to their television sets to learn who will receive the highest honor in filmmaking and acting. This year’s nominees will be announced on Wednesday 3 February.
The ceremony will take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.
Hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

SKY Television confirmed today that agreement has been reached with TVNZ to purchase the broadcast rights for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games coverage will be available on SKY’s sport channels, free-to-air channel PRIME, the Internet and Mobile TV.

During the 12 days of the competition free-to-air channel PRIME will broadcast 12 hours each day of LIVE Games coverage together with a daily highlights package.

SKY will also dedicate five 24 hour channels to the Commonwealth Games – more than 1400 hours of television coverage. In addition to this, there will also be a two hour daily highlights package over the course of the games on SKY Sport, regular 30 minute updates on SKY’s Sport Highlights channel and extensive Internet and Mobile TV coverage.

John Fellet, Chief Executive, SKY Television said, “The combination of free-to-air and pay television coverage for a key sports event like the Commonwealth Games is a winner for all New Zealanders and will provide them with more extensive and comprehensive coverage than they have ever seen before.”

Live Commonwealth Games coverage begins at 4.30 pm on 3 October 2010.

GOLF

EUROPEAN PGA TOUR: CASTELLO MASTERS COSTA AZAHAR, ROUND 2, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 2.00am Join SKY Sport for round two coverage of the CASTELLO MASTERS Costa Azahar from the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo in Valencia, Spain. Tune in as Europe’s best tee off in the European PGA Tour.

US PGA TOUR: FRYS.COM OPEN, ROUND 2, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 10.00am The PGA Tour moves on to the Grayhawk Golf Club in Raptor, Scottsdale, Arizona, US for the Frys.Com Open. Join SKY Sport for LIVE coverage from round 2.

RUGBY LEAGUE

4 NATIONS: ENGLAND V FRANCE, SKY Sport 1 (HD), 7.50am SKY Sport brings you coverage of the Gillette Four Nations Rugby League competition. Today England host France from Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

RUGBY

MAGNERS LEAGUE: EDINBURGH V MUNSTER, Rugby Channel (WS), 7.55am Edinburgh takes on Doug Howlett’s Munster at Murrayfield in this 2009/10 Magners League clash. Join the Rugby Channel for and exclusive action.

AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP: MANAWATU V NORTH HARBOUR, SKY Sport 1 (HD) & Rugby Channel (WS), 2.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the Air New Zealand match between Manawatu and North Harbour from FMG Stadium in Palmerston North.

OTAGO V COUNTIES MANUKAU, SKY Sport 1 & Rugby Channel (WS), 5.25pm Join SKY Sport for more action from the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, we bring you the clash between Otago and Counties Manukau from Carisbrook in Dunedin.

WAIKATO V AUCKLAND, SKY Sport 1 (HD) & Rugby Channel (WS), 7.30pm SKY Sport brings you all the hard-hitting action from the Air New Zealand Cup, join us for the clash between Waikato and Auckland from Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

NCAA FOOTBALL, RUTGERS V RUTGERS, ESPN, 1.00pm ESPN brings you NCAA Football coverage from Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York as Rutgers take on Rutgers.

FOOTBALL

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: MELBOURNE VICTORY V ADELAIDE UNITED, SKY Sport 2, 8.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 2009 Hyundai A-League with the Melbourne Victory hosting Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium.

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: NORTH QUEENSLAND FURY V PERTH GLORY, SKY Sport 1, 10.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 2009 Hyundai A-League with North Queensland Fury hosting Perth Glory at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

CRICKET

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET: ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY: AUSTRALIA V INDIA, 1st INNINGS, SKY Sport 1, 1.15am Join SKY Sport for more 2009 ICC Champions Trophy action, we bring you coverage of the 1st innings between Australia and India from SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa.

2nd INNINGS, SKY Sport 1, 5.40am Join SKY Sport for more 2009 ICC Champions Trophy action, we bring you coverage of the 2nd innings between Australia and India from SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa.

SOCCER

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: MANCHESTER CITY V WEST HAM UNITED, SKY Sport 2 (HD), 7.55am Join SKY Sport for coverage of this Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United from the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

NFL FOOTBALL: DALLAS COWBOYS V CAROLINA PANTHERS, ESPN, 1.30pm Join ESPN for the NFL match between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. From Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

CRICKET

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET: ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY: SRI LANKA V ENGLAND, 1st INNINGS, SKY Sport 2, 12.15am Coverage of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy match between Sri Lanka and England from New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tune in for the action from the 1st innings.

2nd INNINGS, SKY Sport 2, 4.40am Coverage of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy match between Sri Lanka and England from New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tune in for the action from the 2nd innings.

MOTORSPORT

FIA FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SINGAPORE PRACTICE 2, SKY Sport 3, 1.35am The FIA 2009 Formula One Championship heads to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 2nd practice race.

SINGAPORE PRACTICE 3, SKY Sport 1, 10.55pm The FIA 2009 Formula One Championship heads to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 3rd practice race.

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: TEAMS & VENUE TBA, ESPN, 11.00am Join ESPN for Major League Baseball. Teams And Venue TBA.

RUGBY

AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP: CANTERBURY V NORTHLAND, SKY Sport 1 & Rugby Channel (WS), 2.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the Air New Zealand Cup clash between Canterbury and Northland from AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

HAWKE’S BAY V MANAWATU, SKY Sport 1 (HD) & Rugby Channel (WS), 5.25pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the Air New Zealand Cup match between Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu from McLean Park in Napier.

OTAGO V BAY OF PLENTY, SKY Sport 1 (HD) & Rugby Channel (WS), 7.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the Air New Zealand Cup match between Otago and Bay of Plenty from Carisbrook in Dunedin.

MOTORSPORT

FIA FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SINGAPORE PRACTICE 3, SKY Sport 1, 10.55pm The FIA 2009 Formula One Championship heads to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. Join SKY Sport for coverage of the 3rd practice race.

RUGBY LEAGUE

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL PREMIERSHIP: SEMI FINAL #1, TEAMS & VENUE TBA, SKY Sport 2, 3.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the first semi-final clash in the National Provincial Premiership – teams and venue to be advised.

TOYOTA CUP: PRELIMINARY FINAL #2, TEAMS & VENUE TBA, SKY Sport 2, 7.00pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the second preliminary final from week three of the Toyota Cup finals. Teams And Venue TBA.

NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: PRELIMINARY FINAL #2, TEAMS & VENUE TBA, SKY Sport 2, 9.30pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of the second preliminary final from week three of the NRL Telstra Premiership finals. Teams And Venue TBA.

AUSSIE RULES

AFL: GRAND FINAL, TEAMS & VENUE TBA, SKY Sport 3, 4.30pm SKY Sport brings you the climax of the 2009 AFL season in with the grand final match. Teams And Venue TBA.

CRICKET

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET: ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY: WEST INDIES V AUSTRALIA, 1st INNINGS, SKY Sport 3, 8.00pm Coverage of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy match between the West Indies and Australia from New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tune in for the action of the 1st innings.

2nd INNINGS, SKY Sport 3, 11.40pm Coverage of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy match between the West Indies and Australia from New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tune in for the action of the 2nd innings.

SOCCER

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: PORTSMOUTH V EVERTON, SKY Sport 2 (HD), 11.40pm Join SKY Sport for coverage of this Barclays Premier League match between Portsmouth and Everton from Fratton Park in Portsmouth.

Media reports indicate that TVNZ is seeking to transfer Commonwealth Games 2010 coverage to Sky despite winning the coverage previously.

Apparently the high cost of the Games and the loss that TVNZ would make on providing coverage is unacceptable in this economic environment.  Sky is assuring the public that it will offer comprehensive FTA coverage, and TVNZ has not ruled out Sky licensing some content back to TVNZ.

This occurs less than 12 months after TVNZ campaigned aggressively for anti-siphoning restrictions in the NZ market.  And that the market mechanism for premium content needed regulating.  If significant changes had been enacted, and Sky restricted from broadcasting, would that have meant that if TVNZ walked away for economic reasons then NZ may not have seen the Commonwealth Games next year?

Sanity has prevailed.  Ideally dual FTA and paytv coverage (possibily even simulcast of key events) should occur on these types of sporting events.  There are far too many events for a single network to carry and the NZ public still needs to see some events broadcast FTA.

SKY Network Television Limited (“SKY”) announced today the result for the year ended 30 June 2009, being a net profit after tax of $88.1 million.

The SKY Board has declared a fully imputed final dividend of 7 cents per share, giving a total dividend for the year of 14 cents.

John Fellet, SKY Chief Executive said, “SKY has had another good year, with an increase in viewership of 6%, reduced churn, continued growth in subscriber numbers and increased average revenue earned per subscriber”.

SKY’s subscriber base grew by 30,326 (4.1%) subscribers over the previous year, to a new high of 778,902. The subscriber base comprises 623,564 residential digital subscribers (80%), 22,772 residential UHF subscribers (3%), 111,260 wholesale subscribers (14%) and 21,306 (3%) commercial and other subscribers.  SKY is now in 47.2% of New Zealand homes.

SKY’s results were impacted by the costs of commissioning the new server based digital television station and the launch of High Definition (HD) television. These developments introduced a new layer of fixed costs to the business, the benefits of which will be realised as an increasing number of subscribers choose these new services.

Mr Fellet said, “we have been very pleased with the take up of the new MYSKY HDi  services with over 85,000 decoders having been installed in the year to 30 June 2009. Interest in the product amongst existing and new subscribers continues to be strong.”

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