Sky TV queries telco's 'Global Mode' pitch

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER
Last updated 05:00 29/06/2013

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Sky Television says it is "talking to legal copyright experts" after internet provider Slingshot last week launched a "Global Mode" service that lets customers access overseas online television services such as Netflix.

Slingshot is promoting the free service as one that customers would use if they were hosting overseas visitors, but says privacy considerations mean it cannot police the use of the service by New Zealanders.

Sky spokeswoman Kirsty Way said it did not believe the issue was "as straightforward" as Slingshot did.

"We are looking at this closely, as I imagine are other content providers," she said.

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