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TVNZ ready to embrace new direction

TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis welcomed the Minister of Broadcasting's announcement today on the future structure of TVNZ.

"After many months of speculation and uncertainty, we are pleased there is now increased clarity about the future direction for TVNZ. I look forward to working with all staff to get on with the task at hand and implementing the outcomes expected by the government.

"As we look to embrace a new era for TVNZ, it is timely to recognize the outstanding contribution of the company's employees over the past several years when TVNZ has been an SOE. Through the efforts of its staff, TVNZ has performed outstandingly when benchmarked against any international broadcaster.

"I have no doubt that with the same level of commitment, professionalism and dedication in the future, we will continue to achieve excellent results as expected of a new Crown Owned, Charter-driven company and to deliver a television service that all New Zealanders can feel great pride in."

ENDS

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