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  Reply # 461627 22-Apr-2011 16:45
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The only money TVNZ gets from the taxpayer these days is the money that's been allocated to TVNZ7.

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  Reply # 461652 22-Apr-2011 18:41
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Journeyman: The only money TVNZ gets from the taxpayer these days is the money that's been allocated to TVNZ7.



Yes but TVNZ is owned by the tax payer  so programming should all be FTA..




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  Reply # 461660 22-Apr-2011 19:12
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old3eyes:
Journeyman: The only money TVNZ gets from the taxpayer these days is the money that's been allocated to TVNZ7.



Yes but TVNZ is owned by the tax payer  so programming should all be FTA..

I applaud the sentiment, but is this not the same as saying that all shareholders of a company should get a discount on goods or services supplied to them by that company equal to their proportion of ownership?

TVNZ is a company owned by the tax-payers.  Any profit it makes should be returned to the tax-payers.  How it generates that profit is a matter for the company directors to specify, and for the managers to implement. That may or may not include providing perks for shareholders.  

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  Reply # 468402 12-May-2011 18:02
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For those interested... on Parliment TV now (Wednesday Evening), they are debating a new bill to repeal the TVNZ charter, relieving them of any public responsibilities and to only make money.

Only a few steps to go before getting rid of TVNZ now.

Very appropriate that a National list MP from Southland is chairing. No surprise there.

Gavin.



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  Reply # 867760 29-Jul-2013 11:57
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Nek Minnit (as in 2 years later)....

http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/tvnz-close-channel-u-5521518

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  Reply # 867769 29-Jul-2013 12:11
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DjShadow: Nek Minnit (as in 2 years later)....

http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/tvnz-close-channel-u-5521518


Oh well, my step daughter is going to be gutted, she likes that channel. I would rather see it replaced with a classics channel rather than a +1 channel.

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  Reply # 867781 29-Jul-2013 12:38
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I wonder what it will be called? 2+1?

They really need to be a bit more original than that...



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  Reply # 867783 29-Jul-2013 12:44
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TVNZ plans to launch TV2+1 on the vacated frequency on September 1. The new channel will be an exact duplicate of TV2, broadcast an hour later.

Mr Kenrick said time-shifted TV is popular with viewers. "Viewers love to call the shots and watch programmes in more ways," he said.

The changes mean some TVNZ channels will be given new positions in electronic programme guides from September 1 with details of the new numbering to be announced towards the end of August.


Another time shift channel

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  Reply # 867786 29-Jul-2013 12:51
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A waste of a usable channel space for another +1 channel when the likes of FACE TV can't get on due to no available frequencies and have to got to bed with Sky..




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  Reply # 867788 29-Jul-2013 12:53
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Not going to miss it. But its a shame really.

Someone remind me again why government keeps putting money into Maori TV for only a very small minority of NZ viewers? But all other freeview channels have to make it or break it?

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  Reply # 867795 29-Jul-2013 13:01
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A real shame? Really? On the few times I tried to watch this channel I was convinced that TVNZ had invested in a machine to convert excrement directly into television with near perfect efficiency. Including asking teenagers to submit photos of their genitals. Not even the bottom of the barrel, this rot has eaten it's way right through bottom!

Even a pathetically unimaginative time-shift channel will be better than this.




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  Reply # 867816 29-Jul-2013 13:21
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I meant its a shame that we will now have one less freeview channel. Cant comment on its content, I have never watched it.

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  Reply # 867823 29-Jul-2013 13:30
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The questions that should now be asked are:
- How much money has this State Owned Enterprise pumped into U
- How long could TVNZ7 have been kept running for this amount.

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  Reply # 867833 29-Jul-2013 13:41
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I think you'll find it doesn't bare thinking about.




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  Reply # 867834 29-Jul-2013 13:41
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I will never forgive them for the loss of tvnz7, and I think NZ has been worse off without it. It was relatively cheap to run, considering what it offered. Instead via the funding agency, they give millions for the license to run these talent shows in NZ, which people forget all about after they have finished. Let alone how much was given for the yacht racing. Then our taxpayer funded old programs on heartland tv, are being used by a paytv network to strengthen their own content offerings. Then we have millions being spent sending out letters to people to say that analogue TV is being turned off, have received 3 envelopes myself with this information. This appear to be a different organisation to freeview, who are sending these letters. I think the system is broken, and there are too many departments clipping the ticket. 
Although I never watched U, and it looked a bit trashy, I hope the young people voice their concerns, it will be good for them.

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