NBN halts HFC connections, Kayo scores more Aussie sport: Vertical Hold Ep 314

Why have NBN’s HFC cable connections ground to a halt? Why is Telstra ditching free live sports in favour of Kayo?



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We’re joined this week by ZDNet Australia editor Chris Duckett to talk through the latest in NBN news. Wait, didn’t the NBN get “completed” last year? Well… yes and no, and especially no if you’re in an HFC NBN area and you haven’t yet been connected. We’ve got some rather bad news for you on that score.

Meanwhile, Telstra’s announced a big shift in its sports streaming strategy, dropping mobile streaming of its own in favour of a deal with Foxtel’s Kayo. Of course, Telstra owns lots of Foxtel shares… so is it really Telstra’s Kayo?

Want to know more about the HFC freeze? Chris wrote about it in detail here. Likewise, he also noted down the details around Telstra’s Kayo deals and justifications in this story.

As always, we’d love to hear from you about this week’s episode — you can leave us a comment below, or contact us via Twitter or Facebook.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts Adam Turner and Alex Kidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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