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Quarterly Update on Programme Commissions

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Quarterly Update on Programme Commissions

In the first three months of this calendar year, TVNZ has committed just over $2.5 million of Direct Government Funding to making local programmes in three categories – entertainment, documentary/factual and special interest.

The previous quarter, $1.35 million was committed to documentaries and Arts programming.

Direct Government Funding is granted to TVNZ to allow the production of programmes which would not be made in a wholly commercial environment.

Earlier this year, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced that TVNZ would introduce quarterly publication of programme commissions made with this funding, in order to increase transparency on how and where public money is spent.

Direct Government Funding programme commissions for the three months to the end of March 2007 are set out below:

Programme: This Is Your Life
Genre: Entertainment
Duration: 4 x 1.5 hour
Production Company: Eyeworks Touchdown
$ Committed: $831,776

Programme: Sensing Murder Series 2 Extension
Genre: Entertainment
Duration: 5 x 1.5 hour
Production Company: Ninox Television
$ Committed: $1,000,000

Programme: Crimescene
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 3 x 1.5 hour, 3 x half hour
Production Company: Screentime
$ Committed: $659,991

Programme: National Bank Young Farmer
Genre: Special Interest
Duration: 1 x 1 hour
Production Company: Dexterity Productions
$ Committed: $57,705

TVNZ will continue to report on all Government-funded programmes that have been broadcast during the year in its Interim and Annual Reports.


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