Commercial-free children's TV viewing may soon be a reality if New Zealand's new Centre-Left government has its way.
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Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ has announced one of its strongest performances ever -- partly at the cost of selling the family silver.
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Pubcaster TVNZ has sold its 12.6% shareholding in pay TV service Sky as well as its 25% stake in telco Clear Communications.
A new report has confirmed what Kiwis have long suspected about their television system: It may be the least regulated in the world, but its local content level is dismal.
Pubcaster TVNZ has sold its 12.6% shareholding in paybox Sky and has its 25% stake in telco Clear Communications.
To howls of protest from Kiwi indies and broadcasters, the New Zealand government has abandoned the funding of broadcasting through license fees in favor of general taxation.
New Zealand's TV3 may have struggled financially this past year, but now it has scooped rival TVNZ in a big way.
Increased ratings have resulted in increased profits for Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ.
Neil Roberts, who founded New Zealand's biggest indie, Communicado, and was a former director of television for pubcaster TVNZ, died Nov. 8 of cancer at St Joseph's Hospice in Auckland. He was 50…