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Monday, 28 September 2020 09:58

NEP seeks NZ competition regulator clearance to buy Sky TV

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NEP Broadcast Services New Zealand is seeking clearance from New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, to acquire the outside broadcasting business of Sky Network Television.

NEP proposes to buy the assets of Outside Broadcasting Limited from Sky - a New Zealand entertainment company that broadcasts live sport and makes a range of other entertainment content available to consumers through television broadcasts and digital streaming channels and apps.

In New Zealand, both NEP and Sky provide outside broadcasting and production services largely in relation to sporting and entertainment events.

NEP casts itself as the world’s largest technical production company, facilitating the outside broadcast of live events in over 80 countries, and providing outside broadcasting services in New Zealand since 2018, when it acquired the assets of NZ Live.

If the proposed acquisition completes, Sky says it will enter into a 10 year supply agreement with NEP for outside broadcasting services in New Zealand.


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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