Feasibility Study On TVNZ/BCL Separation
11 December 2000 Media Statement
ON TVNZ/BCL SEPARATION
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
A decision on whether to separate any of the
distribution activities will be made in the second quarter
of next year.
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