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Igloo Pre-Pay TV coming to NZ

 

Igloo TV coming to NZ

 

Igloo TV, a prepaid TV service, is on it's way to New Zealand. Igloo is a partnership between Sky and TVNZ, targeted at customers who want something more than FreeView, but can't be bothered paying for Sky. Customers will be able to pay in advance for "30-day channel packs" that will let them watch 11 Sky channels. The channels will be broadcast using the same technology as FreeviewHD. Sky's sports channels aren't included, but viewers will be able to pay to see "the best sports live" on a pay-per-view basis. They will also be able to rent "thousands of blockbuster movies and TV episodes" by downloading them to a set-top box over the internet.

 

There have been no announced partnerships with either TelstraClear or Telecom, but the former has indicated it would be "open to any approach".

 

Igloos' 11 pay-TV channels are BBC News, BBC Knowledge, UKTV, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Heartland, Vibe, Food Television, Kidzone24, MTV Hits and Comedy Central.

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