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  #1898320 9-Nov-2017 14:12
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If the channel showed old TV programs I'd call it "In Memoriam TV"

 

If the channel tried to compete with the likes of Netflix/Neon/Lightbox I'd call it "Terminal TV"

 

Either way I don't think it would last.





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  #1898330 9-Nov-2017 14:22
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"Geekzone"  and it will have some all time classic reality shows like "Krapi Congestion and Internet Out'n'ram", to shows for the everyday gamer called "dude, my ping is too high" and for those who like to DIY "how to install a master filter hosted by @coffeebaron.   Late night shows include "come wifi with me" and everyones favorite primetime show at 7pm weeknights will be "survivor fibre install / neighbors at war / gutsful ".

 

On sundays there will be a show hosted by @sbiddle about travel and another show hosted by @freitasm called "antiques and collectibles". 

 

 

 

any takers for the cooking and sporting shows?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1898403 9-Nov-2017 15:04
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Jaxson:

 

Stu1: Bring back kid zone you will have a lot of happy parents nearly every other country has kids tv free

 

 

 

 

 

I have to say this was really fun when it was broadcast.  We just happened to strike it lucky in terms of child age at the time, but it was pretty rude to take a taxpayer funded channel and present it only via pay TV Sky?!

 

 

 

 

That wasn't the only one. TVNZ also provided Sky with content for the heartland channel, that had a whole lot of old previously tax payer kiwi paid programs on it, that were only available to sky subscribers. Although that channel dies a few years ago, not surprising as there is only so much watchable old content.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVNZ_Heartland 

 

 




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  #1898476 9-Nov-2017 19:08
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blakamin:

 

Dunno what I'd call it, but it would show things like "The Professionals", "Red Dwarf", "The Sweeney" and "Top Gear" 24/7.

 

 

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  #1898492 9-Nov-2017 19:35
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mattwnz:

 

Jaxson:

 

Stu1: Bring back kid zone you will have a lot of happy parents nearly every other country has kids tv free

 

 

 

 

 

I have to say this was really fun when it was broadcast.  We just happened to strike it lucky in terms of child age at the time, but it was pretty rude to take a taxpayer funded channel and present it only via pay TV Sky?!

 

 

 

 

That wasn't the only one. TVNZ also provided Sky with content for the heartland channel, that had a whole lot of old previously tax payer kiwi paid programs on it, that were only available to sky subscribers. Although that channel dies a few years ago, not surprising as there is only so much watchable old content.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVNZ_Heartland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartland looks good, be good to bring that back as well, our 4 year old misses kid zone, there is no kids TV at 6am only infomericals. The kidzone playlist on TVNZ are not comparable. ABC view starts 5am ozzy time kids have already been up for an hour  


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  #1898510 9-Nov-2017 20:06
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Stu1: Bring back kid zone you will have a lot of happy parents nearly every other country has kids tv free

 

Yes, a kids channel that has cartoons, but also doco educational stuff blended in, in a fun way. 


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  #1898511 9-Nov-2017 20:08
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Goosey:

 

"Geekzone"  and it will have some all time classic reality shows like "Krapi Congestion and Internet Out'n'ram", to shows for the everyday gamer called "dude, my ping is too high" and for those who like to DIY "how to install a master filter hosted by @coffeebaron.   Late night shows include "come wifi with me" and everyones favorite primetime show at 7pm weeknights will be "survivor fibre install / neighbors at war / gutsful ".

 

On sundays there will be a show hosted by @sbiddle about travel and another show hosted by @freitasm called "antiques and collectibles". 

 

 

 

any takers for the cooking and sporting shows?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@sbiddle about extenders!




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  #1898565 9-Nov-2017 22:35
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I have avoided this up to now, but okay, I would name it TV 7 and I would put all the TV 7 programmes on it. We had the makings of a great public service broadcasting channel, squashed out of existence by cultural barbarians who thought it was more important to throw money away on a pointless flag referendum. 

 

 





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  #1898823 10-Nov-2017 11:39
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Rikkitic:

 

I have avoided this up to now, but okay, I would name it TV 7 and I would put all the TV 7 programmes on it. We had the makings of a great public service broadcasting channel, squashed out of existence by cultural barbarians who thought it was more important to throw money away on a pointless flag referendum. 

 

 

 

 

If I was creating a channel, I would have what TVNZ 6 Kiszone had during the day, and then what ABC TV (Australia) shows during the evening (quality current affairs, general entertainment, documentations, and the like). Heck, if it was a straight simulcast of ABC Kids and ABC 3 during the day, and ABC TV during the evening and rage (music show) overnight, I'd be happy as.

 

Unfortunately, with Labour only giving Radio NZ $33 million to run RNZ+, I suspect it is going to be a very shoddy channel, with third rate programming.


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  #1898830 10-Nov-2017 11:47
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Rikkitic:

 

I have avoided this up to now, but okay, I would name it TV 7 and I would put all the TV 7 programmes on it. We had the makings of a great public service broadcasting channel, squashed out of existence by cultural barbarians who thought it was more important to throw money away on a pointless flag referendum. 

 

 

 

 

I agree, something like Sky News (The Oz feed to NZ) and CNN

 

There did seem to be demand but it was squashed, as per Wiki

 

 

 

The channel was relaunched on 1 March 2011, taking some programming from TVNZ 6, another Freeview-based digital channel, when TVNZ decided to transform into an interactive broadcast station TVNZ U. On 6 April 2011, it was officially announced that TVNZ 7 cease broadcast in June 2012. This was confirmed when Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman stated on behalf of the government that they would not extend further funding for the channel due to low ratings.[3] This was despite viewing figures that suggested half of all households with Freeview at the time were watching TVNZ7 – around 700,000 people – and not the 207,000 claimed by Coleman.[4] In March 2012, Television New Zealand confirmed this decision and announced there would be no eleventh-hour reprieve for TVNZ7.[5]


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  #1898833 10-Nov-2017 11:50
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stinger:

 

 

 

Unfortunately, with Labour only giving Radio NZ $33 million to run RNZ+, I suspect it is going to be a very shoddy channel, with third rate programming.

 

 

I am hoping that they will just produce two or three hours of good quality programming each day rather than 24 hours of rubbish.

 

In the era of content on demand it doesn't seem necessary to waste money filling in time with bad content.


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stinger:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I have avoided this up to now, but okay, I would name it TV 7 and I would put all the TV 7 programmes on it. We had the makings of a great public service broadcasting channel, squashed out of existence by cultural barbarians who thought it was more important to throw money away on a pointless flag referendum. 

 

 

 

 

If I was creating a channel, I would have what TVNZ 6 Kiszone had during the day, and then what ABC TV (Australia) shows during the evening (quality current affairs, general entertainment, documentations, and the like). Heck, if it was a straight simulcast of ABC Kids and ABC 3 during the day, and ABC TV during the evening and rage (music show) overnight, I'd be happy as.

 

Unfortunately, with Labour only giving Radio NZ $33 million to run RNZ+, I suspect it is going to be a very shoddy channel, with third rate programming.

 

 

TVNZ got $78 million to run TVNZ 6&7 over 5 years  so that's about $8 mill per channel per year,  ( although there would have been some major synergies like Studios etc)-


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  #1898838 10-Nov-2017 11:58
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I would like to see some 'proper' news and journalism - but we only need 30 minutes ofthat per night to be honest. 20 minutes for local content - 10 for world.

 

Also - how about some good foreign language content - There is a world of superb TV and movie content out there in languages other than english - likewise we have many people in NZ that have a language other than english as their first language.

 

Just dont overload this channel with adverts and self promotions!





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  #1898845 10-Nov-2017 12:10
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alasta:

 

stinger:

 

 

 

Unfortunately, with Labour only giving Radio NZ $33 million to run RNZ+, I suspect it is going to be a very shoddy channel, with third rate programming.

 

 

I am hoping that they will just produce two or three hours of good quality programming each day rather than 24 hours of rubbish.

 

In the era of content on demand it doesn't seem necessary to waste money filling in time with bad content.

 

 

I get that but whats rubbish to you isn't to others


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  #1899418 11-Nov-2017 21:36
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I'm going with "Proper TV"

Sports that "most kiwis" will want (All Blacks, Black Caps, F1, V8 Supercars) all live (unless there's a clash then obviously some delay coverage may be nessecary)
Modern GOOD saturday morning cartoons for the kids
The best shows from Netflix A-Prime etc
Good selection of documentaries, nature science history etc

 

And in HD. It's 2017 damnit!


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