Spark as was founded in 1987and is a telecomunications company that provides its customers with Telephone Services, Mobile Network and is also a major ICT provider to NZ businesses. This makes spark one of the oldest and most established telco companys in New Zealand. Also, as recent as 2019 Spark launched its subscription based sports streaming service Spark Sport. The service would compete against Sky Sport (New Zealand). Then in December 2019 it was announced that Spark would be selling its Lightbox streaming service to the satellite television company Sky Television, which intends to merge Lightbox into its own online streaming service Neon in 2020.