Posts Tagged ‘charter’

Dual obligations

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, December 12th, 2009 - 19 comments

The more I ponder the scrapping of the TVNZ charter the dafter it seems. There are obvious downsides. What is the upside? What possible reason could there be to further weaken the already vestigial representation of our own culture on our main free to air TV channel? The only reason I’ve seen given is “dual […]

Kill your television

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, December 10th, 2009 - 18 comments

So the Nats have decided to kill public service television broadcasting: TVNZ’s charter is to be repealed in a move commentators say will end its public broadcaster role and turn it into a “cash cow” for the Government. Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman introduced a bill yesterday to repeal the charter, which was created by Labour […]

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