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AN ABSOLUTELY HUGE WEEKEND OF SPORT VIEWERSHIP ON SKY SPORT

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AN ABSOLUTELY HUGE WEEKEND OF SPORT VIEWERSHIP ON SKY SPORT

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The Crusaders v Blues clash at Orangetheory Stadium pulled in even more viewers than the opening weekend of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, with hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders watching - which just goes to show how exciting the match ups are and the amazing calibre of the rugby we are privileged to see here in New Zealand.

The Sunday battle at Sky Stadium between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders also pulled in a very strong result with an increase on the week prior across the two ‘ISRA’ matches of 16%. Another standout was the Warriors with their biggest viewership since the opening weekend of the NRL across all platforms – including Sky Sport Now and Sky Go.  They saw an uplift of 44% on the week prior!

One of the results the Sky team is most excited about is the increase in streaming viewership which is seeing week on week growth.  This weekend has seen the biggest turnout on Sky Sport Now streaming to date.  

Sky sets out to provide the best possible content in formats to suit every fan – whether it’s streaming and over the satellite.  We’re loving the streaming growth, although DTH is still very important for many of our customers; hence our recent Optus agreement. 

As more and more LIVE sport comes back on stream, Sky is well placed to deliver to viewers the length and breadth of New Zealand – wherever they are.

Key sports on offer this coming week:

We’re LIVE with Cricket at the Solidarity Cup (South Africa) from 9pm on Saturday on Sky Sport 2.  
Supercars are back this weekend, the A-League is underway despite all the trials and tribulations (#StandUpWithYourNix), we have local boxing, ANZ Premiership Netball, NBL, AFL, NRL feat. 

Vodafone Warriors, Indycar, Moto GP, the PGA Tour continues, and the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition continues to pull in the numbers (at the stadia and on the screen). And then there’s the FA Cup with Man U facing off v Chelsea and Man City v the Gunners / Arsenal.