Telecom TV fuels channel battle – Business

Telecom’s internet television venture, Lightbox, was launched in beta (testing) mode yesterday, offering a raft of high-profile on-demand shows for $15 a month. Due to have 5000 hours of fully operational content by the month’s end, Lightbox gives “all you can eat” access to its content on up to five devices and named hit shows Arrested Development, Outlander and 24 – The TV Show among its “exclusive” offerings. The service is tipped to challenge existing pay-television service SKY TV and provide an alternative for Kiwis who access overseas services such as Netflix and Hulu through backdoor routes. – Morgan Tait,