Over the last couple of weeks, major sports corporations and teams have been forced to cancel and postpone sporting events due to the unpredictable situation of COVID-19. As a result, this has impacted the live content available on Spark Sport.

"We love bringing New Zealand some of the best live sport from around the globe, but COVID-19 has impacted the range of live events we have on the platform, so offering our channels and on-demand content up free of charge during this time feels like the right thing to do", says Head of Spark Sport, Jeff Latch.

What does this mean for us? Spark Sport customers will have monthly charges suspended until May and new customers who sign up will not be charged until May also.

"While we recognise nothing quite compares to a live sports match, we are doing everything we can to work with our sports partners to offer up the next best thing. For example, we have already been given the opportunity to access content from the Premier League archive that includes historic matches, highlight shows and the legends documentary series featuring greats like Thierry Henry and Gianfranco Zola."