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There is no voiceover in the new Netflix promotional video announcing the arrival of the service in New Zealand. The clip simply provides a highlight reel of key programming playing out to a soundtrack that could suitably accompany a battle scene in an epic war film. And, in the context of the local SVOD market, this seems fitting, given that the newcomer will almost certainly have a few commercial bouts in the coming months.

Telecommunications

Internet service provider (ISP) Slingshot is pushing the boundaries and risks stirring up the wrath of the TV and movie industry with its Global Mode product, which helps users circumvent location-based restrictions placed on overseas content.