Isn’t competition a beautiful thing?

For years we have been raped by Sky Television…ignored by other television stations…and corralled into consuming content when they decided we should consume it…often months or years after shows were available in other countries.

Not anymore. Netflix is coming…for some of us we?have had it for ages…watching content we want to watch, when we want to watch it…all without stupid ad breaks…and at a cost that is sensible.

As a result of Netflix entering the market competitors are dropping their trousers to match pricing.

Lightbox has dropped their monthly subscription fee in response to Netflix announcing its pricing plan ahead of its New Zealand launch tomorrow.

Lightbox announced today it is lowering its price to $12.99, down from $15. ?

The price change takes effect from tomorrow and applies to existing and new customers.

Lightbox has also added a tranche of new shows to its line-up, including Taika Waititi comedy Super City,?BBC political drama Wolf Hall, Christina Ricci crime drama The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and WWII spy thriller X Company.

The shows are set to arrive from next month.

The Lightbox announcement comes after Netflix’s entire Australian catalogue appeared to have been leaked online, a day before the streaming service is due to launch.

Ain’t competition a fine thing?

Bring it.


-NZ Herald