Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Television with Attitude

15 November 2004

Television with Attitude

NZ On Air’s strong commitment to Special Interest programming has resulted in funding for a range of television programmes that will meet the needs of widely diverse audiences in the year ahead.

"In a number of cases old favourites are returning, " said NZ On Air Deputy Chief Executive, Bernard Duncan. "They include Praise Be, Asia Down Under and Open Door – programmes that have carved out a real niche for themselves, and attracted a dedicated and loyal audience among interested community groups.

Almost five million dollars of its Special Interest television budget was allocated at NZ On Air’s October meeting, and part of that funding will also support 100 hours per week of Teletext captioning next year, in addition to The Mâori Sports Awards 2004 and a new series dealing with disabilities.

"We have had a major review of our funding of programming for people with disabilities, including a symposium we convened in July. As a result of that we issued a tender for new ideas,” said Mr Duncan.

“The successful proposal came from RSVP Productions, and the programme, Attitude, is something we’re excited about. It’s a weekly magazine programme that will screen on TV ONE from March next year. It will feature a mix of sport, travel, medical and technical stories, and also include personal profiles and a mailbag segment.

"It is important for NZ On Air to support Special Interest programming because the size of the audiences for these types of programmes is such that they would be unlikely to be produced in a commercial environment. NZ On Air has the ability to ensure they proceed, and that they are screened on free-to-air channels that reach a nation-wide audience.

"We also make sure that they are available for rescreening on regional television channels at no charge after their first free-to-air broadcast, and that means an even larger audience has the opportunity to see them," Mr Duncan said.

Funding details:

Open Door 6 $300,621 10 x ½ hour Broadcaster: TV3 Producer: Keith Lambert Morningside Productions

Asia Down Under 2005 $1,119,160 40 x ½ hour Broadcaster: TV One Producer: Melissa Lee Asia Vision Ltd

Praise Be 2005 $654,175 45 x ½ hour, 1 x 1 hour Broadcaster: TV One Producer: Ron Pledger TVNZ Avalon Productions

Attitude $1, 203,047 40 x ½ hour Broadcaster: TV One Producer: Robyn Scott-Vincent RSVP Productions

Mâori Sports Awards 2004 up to $51,000 1 x 1½ hour Broadcaster: TV One Producer: Derek Wooster TVNZ

Captioning 2004 $1,570,000 100 hours per week Broadcaster: TV One, TV2 and TV3 Producer: Alison Munro, Captioning Manager, TVNZ TVNZ

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news