WELLINGTON, March 22 New Zealand pay television
provider Sky Network TV on Wednesday filed an appeal
against the Commerce Commission's decision to bar its purchase
of Vodafone's local unit.
The companies were filing an appeal in order to preserve
their rights while they waited for release of competition
regulator's full reasons for its decision, Sky TV said in a
statement to the stock exchange.
The Commerce Commission blocked the NZ$1.3 billion ($930
million) deal between New Zealand's biggest pay television
provider and one of its largest mobile phone operators in
February, saying it would create a monopoly on premium sports
(Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield; editing by Richard Lough)