Michael Wigley

Vodafone and Sky: 'veteran lawyer' needs new reading glasses

Fri 26 Aug 4

Michael Wigley replies to the “veteran lawyer” dissing submissions to the Commerce Commission opposing the merger. With special feature audio.

Andrew Matthews

Behavioural vs structural undertakings: what's the difference – and what conditions can the ComCom impose on a merger?

Wed 24 Aug 2

PUS: Are voluntary undertakings enforceable? The ComCom responds to clarify what conditions it can, or can't, impose on a merger like Fairfax-NZME or Sky TV-Vodafone. With special feature audio.

Clare Curran

OPINION: The ComCom should be able to put behavioural conditions on mergers

Wed 24 Aug 9

The Commerce Commission has only a limited toolkit for dealing with mergers like Fairfax-NZME and Sky TV-Vodafone. With special feature audio.

Simon Moutter (Chris Keall)

Top five takeaways from Spark’s full-year result

Mon 22 Aug 5

Taking on UFB with its own fibre * Pushing Chorus out of the picture in fixed wireless * Opening up Lightbox with revenue sharing *  A weakness in those mobile gains * An uninspiring forecast. With special feature audio. 

MERGED MODEL: The merged company will need to transform the dated 1980s cable-TV Sky into a thriving, on-demand environment that caters to the non-traditional way younger generations consume content

A transformational, agile future essential for happy couple

Fri 19 Aug

The Commerce Commission made submissions on the Sky TV-Vodafone merger this week, revealing objections had been lodged by Spark, 2degrees and TVNZ, among others.
On the facing page, NBR analyses the anti-case. The commission is due to deliver its merger ruling on November 11.



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