Igloo, a prepaid service offering Kiwis low-cost television subscriptions, has launched today.
A joint venture between TVNZ and Sky TV, the service offers customers access to both free-to-air and some pay-per-view channels.
Viewers need to purchase an Igloo set top box, for the one-off price of $199.00 to gain access to digital free-to-air television channels, such as TV ONE.
Customers also have the option of paying $24.99 for 30-day subscription to the eleven channels, including Comedy Central, UKTV, Food TV, BBC World News and BBC Knowledge, MTV Hits, Kidzone24, National Geographic Channel, TVNZ Heartland, Animal Planet and Vibe.
Live pay-per-view sports events and movies and TV episodes can also be bought.
The Igloo box will include WiFi and Ethernet connections to access OnDemand content, and features two USB ports, one to play your own home media like family movies, holiday snaps and music on your TV, the other to enable the live pause functionality.
Click here to find out more about Igloo.