Assessing the proposed merger between Sky NZ and Vodafone NZ

In 2016, Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television Limited proposed to merge their businesses, and applied to the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) for clearance. Under the New Zealand Commerce Act 1986, the NZCC can grant clearance if it is satisfied that the Proposed Transaction will not have the effect or likely effect of[…]

Advice on TV broadcast standards in Singapore

Plum and Aegis advised the Media Development Authority of Singapore on the development of a Code of Practice for TV broadcast standards. The study included a review of international standards and regulations for broadcast TV services across different distribution mechanisms including terrestrial broadcasting, cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT). A consultation with stakeholders was also conducted.[…]

Costs and robustness of possible models for delivery of Public Service Content

Plum was commissioned to produce a report exploring different mechanisms for delivering public service content (PSC).  The report assessed the economic costs of the various mechanisms and their robustness over the period to 2014 (and beyond). The mechanisms considered comprised different organisational forms (private vs. state owned, for profit vs. not for profit) and different[…]