26 Apr 2019

Spark Sport livestream faces glitches as RWC2020 looms

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 26 April 2019

A severe glitch during Spark Sport's livestream of the Black Sticks hockey match against Australia yesterday, meant fans missed out on the start of the test, although they eventually got to see the whole game on demand later. The problem comes five months out from the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which Spark Sport will be streaming. Spark declined to be interviewed this morning, but in a statement says it "was an issue with the vendor and not with the Spark Sport platform or production of content." It says it will not affect its ability to deliver the Rugby World Cup. Technology commentator Paul Brislen joins Guyon Espiner in the studio to discuss.