Parliament

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

 

TVNZ bid loss a victory for pointy-heads


TVNZ bid loss a victory for pointy-heads

The appointment of TV3 as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of all major rugby matches for the next three years provides “a clear indication of the sort of priorities we will see under the charter” says Acting National Party Broadcasting Spokesperson Murray McCully.

“As well as requiring TVNZ programming to ‘contribute to a sense of citizenship and national identity’ the charter specifically directs that TVNZ should ‘reflect the role that sporting and other leisure interests play in New Zealand life’.

“The fact that TV3 has successfully concluded a three-year arrangement with Sky to broadcast rugby tests, Super 12, and NPC rugby suggests that TVNZ is unaware of the huge importance of these events to the vast majority of New Zealanders. Just how hard did TVNZ try to win free-to-air rights to these important events?


“Clearly, TVNZ sees the charter as requiring coverage of the sort of pointy-headed high-brow cultural events favoured by certain key members of the current Government rather than the mainstream sporting interests of the majority of New Zealanders,” said Mr McCully.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National’s Ongoing Problems With Abortion


Despite Christopher Luxon’s assurances to the contrary, there is no such thing as “settled law” in New Zealand. Apart from the six provisions that are constitutionally entrenched, legislation can always be amended or overturned by a simple majority vote within our single chamber of Parliament. Luxon’s repeated use of the term “settled law” has been particularly tone deaf, given that several of the US Supreme Court justices used that very same term during their confirmation hearings...
More>>



 
 

Government: New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
New Zealand and the European Union have concluded negotiations on a major free trade agreement (FTA), which unlocks access to one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today... More>>

Prime Minister: Remarks At NATO Summit
It is a rare thing to have New Zealand represented at a NATO Summit. While we have worked together in theatres such as Afghanistan, and have been partners for just on a decade, today represents an important moment for our Pacific nation... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


Government: Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels