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Slingshot tops for quality service
Slingshot comes out on top of the ISP pile in the inaugural Reader's Digest Quality Service Awards.
Shots continue in global mode fracas
Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
Global Mode saga: Legal action to go ahead
Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have today announced they will progress legal action against Call Plus and ByPass Network Services.
‘Bullying’ and ‘threatening’: Global Mode debacle fires up again
CallPlus and BNSL are standing firm on Global Mode, with BNSL firing a stinging letter to the ‘big media gang’, alleging bullying behaviour.
D-Day: InternetNZ chief slams Global Mode legal action
“Until they are, any demands for shutting down or public statements prostrating oneself should be treated with the contempt they deserve.”
Another ISP bows to Global Mode pressure - Kiwis missing out
"New Zealanders should have the right to choose which sites they access and not be disadvantaged because they live here.”
Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Consumer NZ slams proposed action to block global mode, calling it a huge blow to consumers and protectionism of old content distribution models
Opinion: TV networks vs ISP - the bunfight continues
Wouldn’t it be a prudent move to attempt to understand why people are seeking alternatives over broadcast TV?
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
Global mode spat: We've got the legal paperwork
It’s the most talked about letter around. We take a peek at exactly what Sky, TVNZ, Lightbox and MediaWorks are claiming – and what they’re demanding.
Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode
"Broadcast TV is dying so we want to give customers access to even more online content, matched with cheaper high-spec ultra-fast broadband plans."
TV giants question Slingshot's interpretation of the law...
"The reference to parallel importing is a red herring..." And yet it's still legal.
Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Do we want to lose our New Zealand content and get fed on a diet of overseas tripe, or do we want to challenge the world with the amazing content we create here?
TV3 joins Banned of Brothers... Blocks Slingshot adverts
"This collusion is just the latest example of big business trying to quash competition."
TVNZ joins the party... Bans Slingshot adverts
TVNZ has joined Sky TV in banning Slingshot’s latest TV ads, leading to the Internet Service Provider labelling the move as "anti-competitive, undue censorship, and an example of old-school thinking."
Let the Sky Fall… TV giant bans Slingshot adverts
Sky TV has banned Slingshot’s Global Mode related advertisements, a move which the Internet Service Provider brands "unjustified and petty."