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TVNZ finally, finally breaks out of its shackles

There must have been some serious celebrations in the Executive Suite at TVNZ when the pubcaster got the go-ahead from its shareholders (New Zealand Incorporated, AKA The Government) to launch its first pay television channel, Heartland (launching on the Sky … Continue reading

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War of the Words

The Dom Post is reporting on yet another skirmish between Hybrid TV (part-owned by TVNZ, and local operators of TiVo) and Sky, this time because of Sky’s refusal to allow TiVo to publish Prime listings to its electronic programme guide. … Continue reading

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Oops

The Dominion Post is today reporting that Kiwis may be able to access Television New Zealand’s Ondemand online TV service through the PlayStation 3 from early next year. TVNZ has confirmed that the broadcaster would make an announcement about an … Continue reading

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TVNZ Optimistically Raises 2010 Rates

TVNZ unveiled its Q1 2010 ratecard today, with increases across almost all zones. Economic downturn notwithstanding, the pubcaster thinks it can squeeze a few more dollars out of February and March 2010 because of (a) total viewership figures expected to … Continue reading

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TVNZ New Season 2010

Yesterday saw the launch of TVNZ’s 2010 New Season. We’ll skip past the hype, of which there was plenty, and the hoopla (ditto), and get down to the business of talking programming. TELEVISION ONE Here’s the representative schedule for Television … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery: Are We There Yet?

“Media owners have provided a great deal of additional value during the past six to nine months but we’re now entering a more ‘normalised’ environment. So trading will have to return to contracted levels.” TVNZ Head of Sales Dave Walker, … Continue reading

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National Announces Broadcasting Policy

The NZ National Party has now announced its Broadcasting Policy. The most significant ingredients: 1. State ownership of Television New Zealand will continue, as will financial support for Maori Television, Radio New Zealand, National Pacific Radio Trust, and Access Radio. … Continue reading

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TVNZ In Charter Funding Row

TVNZ is under fire for planning to use monies granted to it from the Crown under the TVNZ Charter to contribute towards the “absolutely enormous” production costs of broadcasting the Beijing Olympics.   Is it a fair criticism of TVNZ? … Continue reading

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