And Telecom said let there be Lightbox

Last updated 14:25 29/07/2014

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Telecom appears ready to take the lid off its online television service Lightbox, which had been tipped to launch this month.

The company said it would provide an update on the subscription-television service on Thursday, but has not confirmed that will mark the start of the service.

Lightbox will provide about 5000 hours of television programmming, which can be viewed at any time over the internet. It will be open to both Telecom and non-Telecom broadband customers, but Telecom customers will be offered a discount off its standard pricing of $15 a month.

Sky Television plans to launch a competing internet television service, separate to its existing broadcast pay-television service, later this year.

There has been speculation in Australia that United States internet television service Netflix will arrive in New Zealand next year, but Netflix has declined to comment on those rumours, saying it has made no such announcement.

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- The Dominion Post


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