Spark using 'free' rugby offer to lock out competitors, says 2Degrees

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By Pattrick Smellie June 18 (BusinessDesk) - Spark's offer of free access to streaming coverage of the Rugby World Cup in return for signing up for broadband or mobile phone services is undercutting competitors in exactly the way Spark warned would happen had Vodafone and Sky TV been allowed to merge, challenger mobile operator 2Degrees claims. Describing Spark's latest offer as "a defining moment for monopoly content", 2Degrees chief executive Stewart Sherriff said Spark's use of a 'free' pass for new customers to access RWC coverage in...

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