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  Reply # 1814356 7-Jul-2017 13:02
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Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

I watch more on Māori TV than TVNZ / Mediaworks combined. Real documentaries and programming than the reality rubbish on the other channels.


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  Reply # 1814363 7-Jul-2017 13:20
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MikeB4:

 

Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

Yes people do watch it and it is actually a very good channel, way better than any of the media works efforts. It is excellent that it will be HD.

 

 

Agreed especially Hunting Aotearoa.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1814364 7-Jul-2017 13:21
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stinger:

 

Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

I watch more on Māori TV than TVNZ / Mediaworks combined. Real documentaries and programming than the reality rubbish on the other channels.

 

 

Good to hear, Maori TV gets roughly $33 million a year from taxpayers. I'm please to hear that someone actually watches it.

 

Saying that, I would much rather see that $33 million a year spent on other things. Bringing the AB games onto freeview would be a good start, and a far better use of that money.

 

 





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  Reply # 1814394 7-Jul-2017 13:38
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Wiggum:

 

Saying that, I would much rather see that $33 million a year spent on other things. Bringing the AB games onto freeview would be a good start, and a far better use of that money.

 

 

 

 

Seriously? All Blacks play 8 tests this year (according to allblacks.com), so that is a total of 16 hours of television. Given that Prime current screen these games on a delay, it would seem like a complete waste of $33 million compared to the quality that Māori TV produce.

 

I guess people have different ideas on what is important.


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  Reply # 1814396 7-Jul-2017 13:39
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Wiggum:

 

stinger:

 

Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

I watch more on Māori TV than TVNZ / Mediaworks combined. Real documentaries and programming than the reality rubbish on the other channels.

 

 

Good to hear, Maori TV gets roughly $33 million a year from taxpayers. I'm please to hear that someone actually watches it.

 

Saying that, I would much rather see that $33 million a year spent on other things. Bringing the AB games onto freeview would be a good start, and a far better use of that money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The money should not be used for Rugby. The current assignment  to Maori TV is appropriate and an excellent use of the funds. Maori TV show cases New Zealands  culture, educates and entertains.





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  Reply # 1814418 7-Jul-2017 13:52
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stinger:

 

 

 

Seriously? All Blacks play 8 tests this year (according to allblacks.com), so that is a total of 16 hours of television. Given that Prime current screen these games on a delay, it would seem like a complete waste of $33 million compared to the quality that Māori TV produce.

 

I guess people have different ideas on what is important.

 

 

I guess it comes down to what people will rather watch.

 

If I recall correctly, Maori channel has proposed this themselves in the past. Dont know what happened.

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

The money should not be used for Rugby. The current assignment  to Maori TV is appropriate and an excellent use of the funds. Maori TV show cases New Zealands  culture, educates and entertains.

 

 

Appropriate to who?

 

Its debatable that this channel is really even watched by a good portion of New Zealanders. My guess would be less than 5%. Surely attracting more viewers to the channel is a win-win for all? Bring the games onto Maori TV, and scrap some of the other crap. Rugby is out culture :-)





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  Reply # 1814444 7-Jul-2017 14:09
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Wiggum:

 

Rugby is out culture :-)

 

 

You mean as in out of the closet?!

 

Or, if you do mean "our" culture, you're not speaking for me and I'm sure many other NZers for whom rugby doesn't form some key component of our identity.


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  Reply # 1814445 7-Jul-2017 14:09
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Wiggum:

 

stinger:

 

 

 

Seriously? All Blacks play 8 tests this year (according to allblacks.com), so that is a total of 16 hours of television. Given that Prime current screen these games on a delay, it would seem like a complete waste of $33 million compared to the quality that Māori TV produce.

 

I guess people have different ideas on what is important.

 

 

I guess it comes down to what people will rather watch.

 

If I recall correctly, Maori channel has proposed this themselves in the past. Dont know what happened.

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

The money should not be used for Rugby. The current assignment  to Maori TV is appropriate and an excellent use of the funds. Maori TV show cases New Zealands  culture, educates and entertains.

 

 

Appropriate to who?

 

Its debatable that this channel is really even watched by a good portion of New Zealanders. My guess would be less than 5%. Surely attracting more viewers to the channel is a win-win for all? Bring the games onto Maori TV, and scrap some of the other crap. Rugby is out culture :-)

 

 

 

 

Appropriate to New Zealand.

 

Maori TV averages 1.8 Million viewers per month – increasing at a rate of 14% every year since the stations launch. 





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  Reply # 1814452 7-Jul-2017 14:24
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jonathan18:

 

Wiggum:

 

Rugby is out culture :-)

 

 

You mean as in out of the closet?!

 

Or, if you do mean "our" culture, you're not speaking for me and I'm sure many other NZers for whom rugby doesn't form some key component of our identity.

 

 

Yea my bad, that was a typo.

 

Suppose to read Rugby is our culture. With a little tongue in cheek :-)





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  Reply # 1814453 7-Jul-2017 14:25
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MikeB4:

 

Appropriate to New Zealand.

 

Maori TV averages 1.8 Million viewers per month – increasing at a rate of 14% every year since the stations launch. 

 

 

I disagree.

 

Please backup that claim with some evidence.





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  Reply # 1814454 7-Jul-2017 14:28
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It should be illegal for channels to not be HD in this day and age. I'm looking at you, Sky.


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  Reply # 1814455 7-Jul-2017 14:30
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Wiggum:

MikeB4:


Appropriate to New Zealand.


Maori TV averages 1.8 Million viewers per month – increasing at a rate of 14% every year since the stations launch. 



I disagree.


Please backup that claim with some evidence.




Just because you don't watch something means no one else does ?

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  Reply # 1814460 7-Jul-2017 14:34
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skewt:

Just because you don't watch something means no one else does ?

 

I'm looking for evidence to @mikeb4's preposterous claim

 

Here is what I base my claim on:

 

http://www.throng.co.nz/2015/12/tv-ratings-8-december-2015/

 

 

Channel Share (All Day)

 

  • SKY Network: 26.2%
  • TV ONE: 26.1%
  • TV2: 16.9%
  • TV3: 11.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.9%
  • TV ONE plus 1: 3.3%
  • PRIME: 3%
  • TV2+1: 2.5%
  • Choice TV: 2.2%
  • FOUR: 2.1%
  • TV3 Plus 1: 1%
  • FOUR+1: 0.6%
  • Maori TV: 0.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement,

 

 

Yes its December 2015.





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  Reply # 1814465 7-Jul-2017 14:47
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Wiggum:

 

MikeB4:

 

Appropriate to New Zealand.

 

Maori TV averages 1.8 Million viewers per month – increasing at a rate of 14% every year since the stations launch. 

 

 

I disagree.

 

Please backup that claim with some evidence.

 

 

A quick Internet search show 1.5 million per month in 2009. http://www.throng.co.nz/2009/03/maori-television-marks-fifth-on-air-anniversary/ "Maori[sic] Television now reaches more than 1.5 million New Zealanders each month" I can't seem to find an independent source for more recent figures.


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  Reply # 1814467 7-Jul-2017 14:48
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Yabanize:

 

It should be illegal for channels to not be HD in this day and age. I'm looking at you, Sky.

 

 

Yea, but where do you draw the line.

 

With 4K already available, 720p/1080p is fast becoming the new SD. Sky should move with the times and start offering 4K, charging people extra for that is acceptable. Don't charge extra for standard HD. Thats just an insult. Even most of freeview these days is in HD.





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