NZ TV won't air ads for geo-unblocking ISP

Callum writes, "A New Zealand ISP has had its TV ads rejected by multiple NZ TV Networks (there are three in total, bless) citing a possible 'breach of copyright'."

The ads from Slingshot promote a free IP geo-unblocking service that lets users access sites such as Netflix, Hulu and BBC iplayer that are not available in New Zealand. Coincidentally, at least two of the networks have all just launched or are planning to launch their own Netflix-like services.

Mediaworks joins Sky, TVNZ in banning Slingshot ads [NZ Herald]