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Viewers given opportunity to support Triangle TV

Viewers given opportunity to support Triangle Television

Triangle Television viewers wishing to show their support for news and views with strong local content are being invited to make a financial pledge this month.

December is Pledge Month at Triangle Television, Auckland's only regional television station. The station is a charitable trust and, despite repeated assurances of financial assistance from the Government, still receives no public funding or funds from New Zealand on Air

Triangle's Pledge Month, which is receiving support from former broadcaster Philip Sherry, is aimed at giving people who appreciate the station a chance to donate and support it.

Sherry says: "Triangle Television provides the Auckland public with a unique service that has a particular emphasis on the needs of minorities which are not always being recognised by the other media."

Triangle Chief Executive Officer Jim Blackman says the promotion is designed to remind viewers about Triangle Television's commitment to bring great local programmes to Auckland.

"We've found over the four years we've been on air that people have expressed a keen interest in supporting us. They've often sent us unsolicited donations which have been very much appreciated, particularly as we receive no funding from NZ on Air."

The station held a pledge month at the beginning of the year and was overwhelmed with the response. Funds raised went towards the purchase of a new satellite dish for Triangle which resulted in improved reception for most areas in Triangle's viewing region.

For many years in the United States, the Public Broadcasting Service has offered its viewers a similar opportunity to support their local PBS television station and this has always met with a great response from individuals and businesses alike.

Triangle was New Zealand's first non-commercial regional station. It aims to broadcast programmes that reflect Auckland's diversity and endeavours to empower people to produce and broadcast programmes about their own communities, people, events and issues. The station also screens some international news programmes.

Triangle fans can visit the station's user-friendly website - - where they can subscribe to a free daily programme schedule that will show up every day in their email inbox.

Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ On Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41.

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