Resale pact for Telecom, Sky NZ

Telecom New Zealand and Sky, the country’s leading pay-TV operator, have struck a new commercial agreement that will enable Telecom to sell all of Sky’s television services to its customers alongside their home line, mobile and broadband products.

Alan Gourdie, Chief Executive of Telecom Retail, said the new agreement with Sky would further strengthen the company’s ‘bundle’ products with new triple and quadruple play offerings. He added that customers could expect to see some “exciting” packages that would deliver a greater range of Sky Direct-To-Home channels alongside their landline, mobile and broadband services. “With television services becoming more widely accessible through faster broadband speeds, continuing our partnership with premium content providers like Sky makes sense.”

Announcements about the pricing and timing of Telecom’s new Sky packages will be made available closer to launch and Telecom customers with existing Sky packages will be contacted to discuss their options.

Telecom customers will have an expanded choice of TV services with new Sky packages to be offered in addition to Telecom’s existing TiVo product.