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  # 2340646 19-Oct-2019 16:14
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Don't really care if TV3 lives or dies, but we need to end any taxpayer money they get, and also scrap TVNZ, Radio NZ, NZ on Air, Maori TV, and everyone else with a hand out for taxpayer funding.

 

 

 

 

No way. That would mean we would only get American/Americanised radio/tv.


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  # 2340651 19-Oct-2019 16:38
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Don't really care if TV3 lives or dies, but we need to end any taxpayer money they get, and also scrap TVNZ, Radio NZ, NZ on Air, Maori TV, and everyone else with a hand out for taxpayer funding.


 



No way. That would mean we would only get American/Americanised radio/tv.



Also Maori TV is the best of the NZ channels.




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  # 2340658 19-Oct-2019 17:01
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Choice also isn't bad (compared to the rest).

 

 





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  # 2340675 19-Oct-2019 17:31
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Lias:

 

Don't really care if TV3 lives or dies, but we need to end any taxpayer money they get, and also scrap TVNZ, Radio NZ, NZ on Air, Maori TV, and everyone else with a hand out for taxpayer funding.

 

 

Fox News or BBC?

 

Taxpayer funding gets my vote.


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  # 2340681 19-Oct-2019 17:45
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Agreed, how are non-commercial stations expected to survive without Government funding?

 

You may not consume public broadcasting personally, but that doesn't mean that no one else does.


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Reading all the posts, its clear that content is personal. Some love or hate reality shows, some love or hate docs, some love or hate dramas. The issue is how many love this show? There is no right or wrong, so those who hate X show are wrong, if it generates ratings. If you want a TV station to survive, its only about the content.


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  # 2340744 19-Oct-2019 18:24
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Agreed, how are non-commercial stations expected to survive without Government funding?

 

You may not consume public broadcasting personally, but that doesn't mean that no one else does.

 

 

Agree, Id like to see TVNZ and Three shut down. We can get our news from Stuff......  No I dont actually want them to shut down but if the masses want Netflix over news, then say so. Maybe Fox news can take over....


 
 
 
 


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  # 2340753 19-Oct-2019 19:05
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quickymart:

 

Agreed, how are non-commercial stations expected to survive without Government funding?

 

You may not consume public broadcasting personally, but that doesn't mean that no one else does.

 

 

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No way. That would mean we would only get American/Americanised radio/tv.

 

 

If their is sufficient demand for a local alternative, someone would be able to make a financially viable local alternative. If their are insufficient people willing to pay for that local alternative, then why should the taxpayer fund your entertainment desires? 

 

Public broadcasting is an anachronistic relic of a highly regulated era that is long overdue to be culled.





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Public broadcasting is an anachronistic relic of a highly regulated era that is long overdue to be culled.

 

 

So you wish to banish any NZ news/content/stuff?   While we are an extremely large country at 5 million, and most of the 7 billion want to know what we are up to, I don't think any SVOD provider cares. 


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sbiddle:

 

JaseNZ: Good luck with finding a buyer unless they put it out there as a fire sale. 

 

Maybe the same buyer might want to buy Stuff... 

 

Or maybe Stuff will buy TV3.

 

Is there anything actually worth watching on that channel?

 

I'll occasionally watch short parts of the AM Show but find Garner's arrogance and over inflated sense of self importance hard to take. Mark Richardson is nothing but a blatant National shill - there's not even a hint of trying to be balanced. I think Amanda Gillies is the only one on that show worth listening to so tend to only watch the news parts.

 

What else is there - 'reality' programs; vomit.

 

I really couldn't care less if the station disappeared tomorrow. I do, however, acknowledge the previously made point about some people not being able to have anything else. Maybe it would be good for them to not have this drivel?


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Lias:

 

Don't really care if TV3 lives or dies, but we need to end any taxpayer money they get, and also scrap TVNZ, Radio NZ, NZ on Air, Maori TV, and everyone else with a hand out for taxpayer funding.

 

 

Fox News or BBC?

 

Taxpayer funding gets my vote.

 

 

I'm sure after the Christchurch earthquakes and shootings, Kiwis tuned into Netflix and Lightbox for their extensive local in-depth and timely coverage?!?!


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tdgeek:

 

Lias:

 

Public broadcasting is an anachronistic relic of a highly regulated era that is long overdue to be culled.

 

 

So you wish to banish any NZ news/content/stuff?   While we are an extremely large country at 5 million, and most of the 7 billion want to know what we are up to, I don't think any SVOD provider cares. 

 

 

No, I just simply wish for those who want that content to pay for it, without a taxpayer handout. Where there is sufficient demand and sufficient profit, someone will produce the content. 





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  # 2341341 21-Oct-2019 12:52
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Lias:

 

tdgeek:

 

Lias:

 

Public broadcasting is an anachronistic relic of a highly regulated era that is long overdue to be culled.

 

 

So you wish to banish any NZ news/content/stuff?   While we are an extremely large country at 5 million, and most of the 7 billion want to know what we are up to, I don't think any SVOD provider cares. 

 

 

No, I just simply wish for those who want that content to pay for it, without a taxpayer handout. Where there is sufficient demand and sufficient profit, someone will produce the content. 

 

 

We are a country pf 4 million people, there is NOT sufficient demand to cover the costs, especially when cheaper overseas products are available. Governments are also responsible for the "public good".

 

When companies like Google, Apple , Microsoft, Samsung, etc etc all have a greater "GDP" than NZ does then I am all for the government protecting/owning/running a wide range of services for our long term benefit. For profit does not always equal best choice.


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Tin Star was on TV3, they have some stuff worth watching:

I’ve also noticed they seem to allow more movie recording on VFTV then TVNZ.

If media works shut down TV I wonder if that will mean more adds TVNZ and Prime.

Watched first episode Bat Women on TVNZ on demand, won’t be watching any more, they went berserk on the add break in last 15 minutes, couldn’t settle into the story.

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Lias:

 

tdgeek:

 

So you wish to banish any NZ news/content/stuff?   While we are an extremely large country at 5 million, and most of the 7 billion want to know what we are up to, I don't think any SVOD provider cares. 

 

 

No, I just simply wish for those who want that content to pay for it, without a taxpayer handout. Where there is sufficient demand and sufficient profit, someone will produce the content. 

 

 

There is a serious flaw to your thinking. The demand is for Australian cooking competitions and Kim Kardashian's latest butt lift. As our media vividly demonstrate, the more commercialised things get, the lower the quality. 'Sufficient profit' comes from dumbing down to the lowest possible common denominator. Quality is always a minority demand and it comes at a cost. A civilised society understands and accepts that healthy democracy requires an informed populace, and there are essential services that cannot pay for themselves and must be funded from the public purse, like roads, sewerage, and good journalism. In today's world, quality newspapers funded by static ads can no longer compete. We live in a television age and taxpayer 'handouts' are essential to ensure that we continue to have a functioning democracy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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