New Zealand's Sky Television and Telecom New Zealand have signed a three-year deal that will enable Telecom to sell all of Sky’s television services to its customers.
Alan Gourdie, chief executive of Telecom Retail, said the agreement will further strengthen the company’s bundle products with new triple and quadruple play offerings.
“We are pleased to renew our relationship with Sky and customers can expect to see some exciting packages that will deliver a greater range of Sky direct-to-home channels alongside their landline, mobile and broadband services.
“We currently have a number of customers receiving their Sky Basic package through Telecom and we are very pleased to be extending that offering, so all Sky products and services can be made available to our home customers.
“With television services becoming more widely accessible through faster broadband speeds, continuing our partnership with premium content providers like Sky makes sense,” said Mr Gourdie.
Sky Television chief executive, John Fellet, added: “Telecom and Sky have worked together with bundled products for a number of years, accessing Sky services through Telecom has proven very popular in the past. The new agreement gives Telecom the ability to bill for the whole suite of Sky services, something I’m sure customers will find both convenient and good value.”
The two companies parted ways in June 2009, when Sky TV launched a marketing partnership with Vodafone, which has a number of Sky TV channels available on its mobile TV service. A spokesman for Vodafone said its Sky TV deal remains in place.
Pricing details will be announced closer to launch.