Media Notes: NZ's Sky TV Offers Customers Free PPV Movie After Fight Cut Short
In New Zealand, Sky TV is offering customers who purchased the Sonny Bill Williams boxing match against Francois Botha a free pay-per-view movie after two rounds were cut from the bout. Fans paid a fee of NZ$39.95 ($33.04) to watch the fight earlier this month, "which was controversially cut from 12 to 10 rounds, leaving some customers feeling short-changed" (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 2/27). ... Rogers Media company Sportsnet announced a five-year agreement with IndyCar for exclusive Canadian multiplatform rights to IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights events, beginning with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 24. Sportsnet will deliver more than 100 hours of racing coverage in 2013 across TV, online and mobile (Sportsnet).