15 Oct 2019

Spark and Sky draw sport battle lines and shake up to the mag market?

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 15 October 2019

Media commentator Gavin Ellis joins Kathryn for a look at how Sky and Spark Sport have drawn their big guns in the fight for rights, but could viewers be the real casualties? The new head of Bauer Australasia signals some bold moves are ahead for the magazine market, Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn on the issue of hate and the Taranaki Daily News gets a bouquet for its front page treatment of a rising city gang issue.

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Spark wants a 36 hour delay should the Commerce Commission approve the merger between Sky Television and Vodafone.

Spark wants a 36 hour delay should the Commerce Commission approve the merger between Sky Television and Vodafone. Photo: 123RF / RNZ

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