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Lightbox is a New Zealand subscription video on demand (SVOD) service offering a selection of television shows over a range of devices. The service was owned by national telecommunications provider Spark New Zealand but was purchased by satellite company Sky Television in December 2019. Sky intends to merge Lightbox and its own streaming service Neon into a new streaming platform. Hema Patel is the general manager director of Lightbox.
In October 2019, a Horizon Research survey of more than 1,000 New Zealanders found that 18% of those surveyed subscribed to Lightbox. By contrast, 59% subscribed to TVNZ OnDemand, 56% to Netflix, 29% to Sky, and 7% to Neon.
In mid-December 2019, it was announced that Spark would be selling the Lightbox streaming service to the satellite television company Sky Television. Sky plans to merge Lightbox into its own online streaming service Neon in 2020. Spark will also partner with Sky to make the service available to Spark customers through the telecommunication company's entertainment offers during the first half of 2020. Sky will meet the operational costs of merging the two streaming services.