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  #2055100 12-Jul-2018 14:36
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Journeyman:

 

Lias:

 

TVNZ would almost certainly fold without NZ on Air

 

 

You say that based on... what?

 

 

Broadcast TV in general is an outdated, dying field that is going the way of the dodo. If you take away TVNZ's reason for existence (public broadcasting) and it's government subsidised content, I can't see it surviving.. 





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  #2055111 12-Jul-2018 14:48
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12% of the population watch country calendar. Not dying fast.

 

https://www.nzonair.govt.nz/research/audience-ratings-tv/ 

 

Although online watching of 'stuff' is increasing. TV still holds its place with the broadband takeup slow

 

http://www.nielsen.com/nz/en/insights/news/2018/screen-time-skyrocketing.html 


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  #2055147 12-Jul-2018 15:27
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Oblivian:

 

12% of the population watch country calendar. Not dying fast.

 

https://www.nzonair.govt.nz/research/audience-ratings-tv/ 

 

Although online watching of 'stuff' is increasing. TV still holds its place with the broadband takeup slow

 

http://www.nielsen.com/nz/en/insights/news/2018/screen-time-skyrocketing.html 

 

 

Anecdotal I realise, but the vast majority of people I know under retirement age don't watch broadcast TV any more. They are almost exclusively consumers of Pay TV, streaming services, or internet downloads. Certainly in my immediate family and friends my parents (retirement age) are the only ones who watch broadcast TV. My kids have never had to try and deal with it, but I don't think they'd even understand it.. they still struggle with the concept of the car radio not playing what they want on demand. 





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  #2055148 12-Jul-2018 15:29
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Lias:

 

Broadcast TV in general is an outdated, dying field that is going the way of the dodo. If you take away TVNZ's reason for existence (public broadcasting) and it's government subsidised content, I can't see it surviving.. 

 

I'm old enough to recall similar comments about radio in the 1960's/70's. Hasn't happened anytime yet.


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Delay possibly from waiting for the MS Updates to install after they restarted their system smile


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  #2055153 12-Jul-2018 15:36
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I'm under retirement age, and I still watch broadcast TV. I watch the News, the Chase (when I can) and whatever other stuff is on until about 930 on a weeknight. I don't have to think about it, and generally I don't mind watching it.

 

We don't watch a lot on the weekend, and if we do turn the TV on, it will be to binge something on Netflix, or watch movies.


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  #2055190 12-Jul-2018 16:22
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Lias:

 

Journeyman:

 

Lias:

 

TVNZ would almost certainly fold without NZ on Air

 

 

You say that based on... what?

 

 

Broadcast TV in general is an outdated, dying field that is going the way of the dodo. If you take away TVNZ's reason for existence (public broadcasting) and it's government subsidised content, I can't see it surviving.. 

 

 

So what you're saying is entirely supposition.

 

 




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  #2055211 12-Jul-2018 16:58
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Oh no! No reports of cats up trees in Dunedin? What will we do?






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  #2055213 12-Jul-2018 17:01
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Dingbatt: I flicked to three news to make sure it wasn't a fault at my end.
And then just stayed there.

 

 

as did i and found it a refreshing change... mights stay there from now on!

 


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  #2055214 12-Jul-2018 17:04
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Geektastic:

 

Oh no! No reports of cats up trees in Dunedin? What will we do?

 

 

Wish that we had a real news bulletin like ABC TV's 7pm one (AU). Real news, no cats :)

 

As for NewsHub, I watched it one night (earlier this year), and there were two factual errors in the reporting. Don't think I'll be going back any time soon.


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  #2055219 12-Jul-2018 17:24
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Every country should have commercial-free (state) broadcasting. I have zero issue paying for Radio New Zealand - it means that voices that might not get heard, get heard. It's not always about making a buck.

 

Look at NPR in America (their version of National Radio). Hugely popular.


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For me it has come an amazing long way, I remember our first black and white TV and the one channel we could watch on it. Now I am sitting here on my surface pro watching what ever I want on a 4k oled its a fantastic time to be alive.





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  #2055238 12-Jul-2018 18:07
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trig42:

 

I'm under retirement age, and I still watch broadcast TV. I watch the News, the Chase (when I can) and whatever other stuff is on until about 930 on a weeknight. I don't have to think about it, and generally I don't mind watching it.

 

We don't watch a lot on the weekend, and if we do turn the TV on, it will be to binge something on Netflix, or watch movies.

 

 

Exactly, who cares what its on, its about the content. 


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  #2055239 12-Jul-2018 18:09
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Journeyman:

 

Lias:

 

Journeyman:

 

Lias:

 

TVNZ would almost certainly fold without NZ on Air

 

 

You say that based on... what?

 

 

Broadcast TV in general is an outdated, dying field that is going the way of the dodo. If you take away TVNZ's reason for existence (public broadcasting) and it's government subsidised content, I can't see it surviving.. 

 

 

So what you're saying is entirely supposition.

 

 

 

 

Its a one person bias. Lets cancel broadcast and all the content, then ship god knows how many hundreds of thousands STB's that cover everything for FTA apps . And help to go with it


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  #2055240 12-Jul-2018 18:11
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quickymart:

 

Every country should have commercial-free (state) broadcasting. I have zero issue paying for Radio New Zealand - it means that voices that might not get heard, get heard. It's not always about making a buck.

 

Look at NPR in America (their version of National Radio). Hugely popular.

 

 

Its about news not about what I bolded


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