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NHNZ Welcomes Changes to Telecommunications Rules

NHNZ Welcomes Changes to Telecommunications Regulation

Executives at Dunedin-based production company NHNZ have welcomed the Government’s decision to change the current regulations over telecommunication service delivery.

The decision, made by cabinet yesterday, will effectively end Telecom’s monopoly on the line network and creates the potential for alternative players to offer cheaper and faster internet and telephone services to domestic and business customers.

General Manager of NHNZ John Crawford says the creation of a more competitive telecommunication environment will be of significant benefit to NHNZ.

“Almost all facets of the television production process are now conducted via the internet. The need to send large video and sound files quickly and cheaply is crucial if we are to stay competitive in the international arena; NHNZ welcomes these changes and looks forward seeing real benefits to our business.”

NHNZ is one of the world’s leading producers of factual programming embracing the genres of nature, health, science, adventure, and people. With over 70 programmes currently in production, its crews work in locations around the world to produce a diversity of films for international broadcasters including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, BSkyB, National Geographic Channel, HGTV, France 5, NHK in Japan and ZDF and Kabel One in Germany. Based in Dunedin, New Zealand, the company is wholly owned by Fox Television Studios.

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