Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Feasibility Study On TVNZ/BCL Separation

11 December 2000 Media Statement


The Government and TVNZ will jointly appoint commercial advisors to undertake a feasibility and viability study on establishing Broadcast Communications Limited (BCL) as a State Owned Enterprise separate from TVNZ, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today.

The study will also consider whether other distribution activities might be transferred to any new SOE.

“I have clearly stated for some time that the Government would be considering the viability or otherwise of the separation of BCL from TVNZ, as part of the Government’s review of broadcasting policy," Marian Hobbs said. "This feasibility and viability study will help the Government to make decisions on whether or not to proceed with this proposal."

The advisor will be selected by competitive tender, with an appointment expected in late-January.

A decision on whether to separate any of the distribution activities will be made in the second quarter of next year.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages