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Come Clean on Agenda for TVNZ

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:48 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key must state today whether the government is prettying up Television New Zealand for sale now or in the future, says New Zealand First. More >>

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a month subscription video ondemand service, Neon, in December, targeting non-Sky customers as it faces intensifying competition for viewers.More >>

Disappointed with TVNZ move to outsource programmes

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:56 +1300 | Pacific Island Media Association

The move by TVNZ to outsource production of its Maorl and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region. More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:01 +1300 | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Broadcast on Waatea 603AM Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 12.30pm Both shows repeated 5.00pm – 6.00pm On Sunday More >>

Outsourcing production provides increased transparency

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:34:18 +1300 | Te Mangai Paho

Te Māngai Pāho Chief Executive John Bishara says TVNZ’s decision to outsource Māori programme production from next year would further increase contestability and transparency in the allocation of public broadcasting funding, which is a key ...More >>

Jim Hickey to Retire

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:23:57 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ Senior Weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his plans to retire from broadcasting at the end of this year. “It’s been a tough decision," Jim says. "I feel like I’m subbing off at half time! I love my job, especially the interface with people ...More >>

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015, flags new ondemand service More >>

University Challenge Primed to Return

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:24:49 +1300 | Prime TV

Twenty-five years since last on New Zealand television, University Challenge, the general knowledge contest among New Zealand universities, is set for a return next month with a brand new series screening on Prime.More >>

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:55:58 +1300 | Joint Press Release

New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record for repeat viewings of Adam Sandler’s 2013 film Grown Ups 2 for their chart topping podcast The Worst Idea of All Time.More >>

No Problem for Henare & Jones, But “No Way” for Harawira

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:29 +1300 | Mana Party

“Just before the election I broke the story about the gutting of Maori Television’s News and Current Affairs department by MTS’ new CEO Paora Maxwell. I pointed out that Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox, two of the country’s most experienced ...More >>

Sky, NZ Rugby and SANZAR Ink Deal

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:41:08 +1300 | Sky Television

This morning SKY announced the signing of a conditional five year deal with NZ Rugby and SANZAR. A long form agreement will follow. SKY chief executive John Fellet commented; “We are really pleased to have signed this agreement and are working hard to finalise ...More >>

Sky TV signs conditional deal to renew rugby rights

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, New Zealand's dominant pay-TV company, has signed a conditional contract to renew its five-year deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union and the SANZAR unions for an undisclosed amount. The shares rose to a ...More >>

Party concerned about TVNZ intentions for Māori programming

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:57 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has responded to today’s shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Māori and Pacific programmes from next year.More >>

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:31:17 +1300 | TomDispatch

Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era.More >>

Nigeria: Diary of an Unemployed Graduate

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:15 +1300 | Joe Onwukeme

The need to write this Diary Of An Unemployed Graduate (DOAUG) was necessitated because of the high level of unemployed graduates and the disparity it has created between the middle class and the elite.More >>

International Awards Coup for Hamilton Printing Company

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:04:39 +1300 | Admark Visual Imaging

The awards keep rolling in for Hamilton-based printing company, Admark Visual Imaging, winning overnight four international awards. More >>

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time.More >>

ANZ gets behind Grand Designs New Zealand

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:48 +1300 | ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand and TV3 have formed a production partnership to create the New Zealand version of the hit British show Grand Designs , the bank announced tonight. More >>

What next for TVNZ? Outsourcing the news?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:40 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Television New Zealand’s decision to outsource Māori and Pacific programming is a real blow to the notion that our state broadcaster is a public broadcaster, says Labour.More >>

Maori and Pacific Programme Production

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:35:05 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere.More >>


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