New Zealand

European private equity company CVC Capital Partners is close to buying stakes in the Six Nations and Pro14 rugby competitions, as part of wider plans to 'reshape' the sport's global competition structure,…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has been awarded exclusive rights in the country to the upcoming under-18 Men’s Softball World Cup.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has reported a 78-per-cent fall in half-year profit but has hailed a growth in subscriptions to its streaming services amid its sports-focused media-rights and…

Leading rugby figures have expressed doubt about the prospects of South African joining an expanded Six Nations championship, after the possible move was reported by UK newspaper the Daily Mail

The women's Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been scheduled for September 18 to October 16. The competition will be the ninth RWC for women and the first to be held in the southern hemisphere

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has completed its purchase of OTT entertainment platform Lightbox from telco Spark. Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own OTT service Neon

The private companies that own the licences for four Super Rugby teams from New Zealand are seeking compensation from New Zealand Rugby for an expected drop in revenues due to a league format change, according…

New Zealand public-service broadcaster TVNZ has built on its status as the home of electric auto racing in the country by agreeing a multi-year rights deal with the Extreme E off-road racing series

Italian fashion group Fashion Box has moved into rugby union sponsorship after agreeing a four-year deal for its Replay denim brand to back the All Blacks

The world’s most isolated major city has broken down geographical barriers to punch above its weight consistently in the sports events sector. Bradley Rial finds out how.

Steve Armitage, general manager, destination at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, reflects on how the city’s event offer is evolving to meet its own needs and those of events rights owners.

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has overseen a turnaround from NZ$15m losses to NZ$33m profit in ten years

Andy Fry investigates the commercial appeal of the British & Irish Lions rugby union team, which will tour New Zealand this year.

New Zealand cricket has agreed deals with Indian companies Kent RO, Ebix and Hero MotoCorp to sponsor India's tour of the country, which starts today

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sport New Zealand has signed a wide-ranging sponsorship and media-rights deal with the World Surf League

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand is to broadcast the Masters, golf’s first major of the year.

US insurance group AIG has decided against renewing its sponsorship of New Zealand Rugby when the current deal ends in 2021

National Rugby League team the Vodafone New Zealand Warriors have agreed a sponsorship deal with Unilever-owned mayonnaise brand Best Foods. The deal began yesterday and runs for two years

Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has revealed plans to bring the sport’s elite men’s and women’s leagues under one roof in 2020. C

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has continued its rights acquisition drive by agreeing a deal for the new ATP Cup national team tournament

The Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has renewed and expanded its rights deal for club football competition the Florida Cup

A spokeperson for New Zealand telco Spark said it remains "fully committed" to its OTT sports business, after agreeing to sell its Lightbox entertainment service to rival Sky New Zealand, Stuff.co

The football federations of Australia and New Zealand have published details of their bid to host the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup, including a promise of a record total attendance of 1.5 million

New Zealand telecoms operator Spark has reached an agreement to stream coverage of the NFL until the end of the 2019-20 season

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has continued its recent rights drive by securing an extended deal for coverage of LPGA golf events

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand’s free-to-air Prime channel will now be available in high definition through Freeview.

The football federations of Australia and New Zealand have agreed to bid jointly to host the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has furthered its strategy of investing in the sponsorship of domestic sport by agreeing a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby League focusing on the women’s g…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has agreed a landmark rights deal with the domestic National Basketball League ahead of the 2020 season

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand is considering selling Outside Broadcasting (OSB), its sports production subsidiary, to international outdoor broadcasting specialist NEP, it has emerged

Sky New Zealand has struck a sublicensing deal with public-service broadcaster TVNZ for free-to-air coverage of the 2020 summer Olympic Games, while the pay-television broadcaster has agreed multiple deals…

Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Chris Nikou has stated that a joint bid with New Zealand for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup “makes sense” with under a month to go before a bid book needs…

Fiji’s national airline, Fiji Airways, has extended and upgraded its shirt sponsorship deal with New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Crusaders, with financial services group BNZ to downgrade its partnership w…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has committed to providing extensive free coverage of domestic sport through backing a new venture entitled the New Zealand Sport Collective

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has furthered its recent rights acquisition drive by agreeing a deal for the 2022 and 2026 editions of the Commonwealth Games

World Sailing, the sport’s international governing body, and Emirates Team New Zealand, the defender of the America’s Cup, have announced a sanctioning agreement for the 2021 edition in Auckland.

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport that ensures Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England r…