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Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 12:17 pm | Spark

The Namibia vs Canada Rugby World Cup 2019 match scheduled for Sunday evening has been cancelled. As a level 5 evacuation order is still in place following Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby have made the decision to cancel the match. More >>

Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7:29 pm | Spark

As passionate rugby fans, the team at Spark Sport are gutted that the New Zealand vs Italy and England vs France Rugby World Cup 2019 matches scheduled for Saturday evening have been cancelled. We understand that World Rugby had a difficult decision ... More >>

Spark Sport successfully streams Rugby World Cup

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:20 am | Spark

Spark Sport successfully streams all three Rugby World Cup matches tonight Spark Sport is pleased to confirm that its streaming platform has worked successfully for all devices during tonight’s triple header of Rugby World Cup 2019. The number ... More >>

Spark switches on first 5G wireless broadband in New Zealand

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30 am | Spark

Spark has switched on 5G customer services for the first time in New Zealand with a limited number of business and consumer customers in Alexandra, Central Otago, invited to experience high-speed wireless broadband delivered by 5G. More >>

Spark Sport stream Fiji v Uruguay successfully

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 7:17 pm | Spark

Spark Sport is pleased to confirm that the Fiji v Uruguay match streamed successfully both from a platform and broadband network perspective. More >>

Update on Spark Sport streaming issue 1pm

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 1:45 pm | Spark

Media Advisory 23 September 2019, 1.10pm Update on Spark Sport streaming issue Following technical investigations overnight and this morning, Spark Sport is making configuration changes to the way the video stream comes into New Zealand. We believe this will ... More >>

Update on Spark Sport streaming issue

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 11:32 am | Spark

Spark Sport has been working overnight with our international streaming partners to identify and resolve the root cause of the video stream quality issues that affected some customers during last night’s All Blacks vs South Africa pool match. More >>

Spark on rugby broadcast

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 11:30 am | Spark

Spark Sport explains decision to simulcast All Blacks v South Africa pool match on TVNZ Duke More >>

Spark Sport reaches 60,000 livestreams

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:31 am | Spark

Spark Sport reaches 60,000 livestreams on an exciting opening night of Rugby World Cup 2019 Spark Sport had a very successful Rugby World Cup debut tonight, with almost 60,000 customers tuning in live to watch the opening ceremony and hosts Japan beat ... More >>

The Most Powerful and Advanced Smartphones at Spark

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 8:43 pm | Spark

The Most Powerful and Advanced Smartphones — iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — and All New Dual Camera iPhone 11 Available to Pre-Order from Spark on Saturday 14 September Spark today announced it will offer the latest products from Apple, ... More >>

Spark redefines its shopping experience

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 2:25 pm | Spark

Saturday marks the official launch of Spark’s new concept store in Newmarket, a destination designed to offer customers an immersive retail experience – something they can’t get when shopping online. More >>

Spark Sport moving to provide high picture quality

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 8:13 pm | Spark

Spark Sport moving to provide high picture quality in lead up to RWC Spark Sport viewers will soon notice an increase in picture quality while watching live and on demand sport, thanks to improvements in the way the platform streams video content ... More >>

Lightbox Media Highlights - October 2019

Monday, 26 August 2019, 7:13 pm | Spark

A second season of Castle Rock , the psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, is coming soon to Lightbox. In this new season, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes – King's nurse from ... More >>

Spark announces immediate recall of power back-up packs

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 3:41 pm | Spark

back-up packs supplied with wireless landline phone kits Spark has announced today an immediate product recall of a power back-up that has been issued to approximately 14,000 wireless landline phone customers during the last 4 months. Spark has identified ... More >>

Spark Sport is readying for Rugby World Cup 2019 kick off

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:49 pm | Spark

Media release: With three months until Rugby World Cup 2019, Spark Sport is readying for kick off More >>

Spark announces Grant McBeath as new Customer Director

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:21 am | Spark

Spark New Zealand announced today that Grant McBeath will become Customer Director on the Spark Leadership Squad, effective 1 July 2019. Mr McBeath will replace current Customer Director Jolie Hodson, who will become Spark’s Chief Executive from that ... More >>

Spark to select a growth partner for Lightbox

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:10 pm | Spark

Spark New Zealand announced today it is beginning a formal process to engage with potential media partners to enhance and grow its Lightbox entertainment streaming business. More >>

Update following first weekend of Spark Sport

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:01 am | Spark

Spark Sport delivered a solid performance over the first weekend of sporting events, with no outages to the service. The vast majority of customers streamed the Australian Grand Prix successfully. A very small number of customers experienced some minor ... More >>

NZ’s new live, on demand sports streaming service is live

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:53 am | Spark

• Spark Sport is now live this morning in beta; Kiwis can watch live and on demand sport on the service, in time for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. • • The sport streaming service is available directly from the web, and on Android and Apple ... More >>

New Zealand's First 5G-Connected Driverless Car Tested

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:53 am | Spark

Today, New Zealand’s first 5G-connected driverless car is being tested on Auckland streets, as a result of a collaboration between Spark New Zealand and Ohmio Automotion. The test is being carried out in a controlled area at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter ... More >>



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