Spark NZ's Lightbox SVOD service widens device compatibility

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 11 June 2015

New Zealand's Lightbox subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is now available on a wide range of digital devices, following its initial launch in 2014 as an iPad app.

Powered by TV app specialists Accedo, Lightbox-delivered VOD and linear TV is now available on multiscreen, including iOS and Android tablets and smart phones, PlayStation3 and PlayStation4, Samsung Smart TVs, Panasonic Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, Airplay and Google Chromecast.

User profiles and parental controls can be assigned, and viewers can also resume VOD content between devices.

"We are pleased that, thanks to Accedo VIA, less than a year after our initial launch we have been able to extend our service to an impressive range of devices," commented Jakob Sorenson, head of product at Lightbox.

"The initial launch has been extremely well received, and we are proud to be giving viewers across the country the freedom to watch the shows they want when and how they choose."

Matt Kossatz, VP Asia Pacific, Accedo, added: "We have worked closely with Lightbox to deliver a best in class user experience for this service. We look forward to continuing to work together to further develop features and expand device support."