Spark's offer a good sign of the future

MEDIA RELEASE Tue 20th Jan 2015

Sparks offer a good sign of the future

TUANZ welcomes the announcement today by SPARK that they will offer to their over 600,000 broadband customers a free 12 months subscription to the video streaming service LIGHTBOX.

“As we see the continued development of our broadband infrastructure, this sort of innovation is a sign of our future. High speed internet has the potential to improve both our personal and commercial lives if we take advantage of the benefits it offers" Craig Young, CEO of TUANZ said.

TUANZ believes that New Zealanders are more than willing to participate in this digital future if these sort of approaches are made more mainstream, and today's announcement does just that. At the end of last year TUANZ members made it clear in a members survey, the increased interest in the convergence of TV and the online world. "We encourage this increase in content delivery over broadband and will be taking a lead in educating users and our members on these opportunities" said Mr Young.

"We also understand that as LIGHTBOX is ISP independent, that other service providers could look to offer similar deals. We look forward to seeing this happen to enable continued competition in this space"

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