Quarterly update on programme commissions

In the second quarter of the current financial year (October to December 2007), TVNZ committed just over $3.4 million in Direct Government Funding to six documentary or factual series and one special interest programme.

Direct Government Funding is granted to TVNZ to allow the production of programmes that would not be made in a wholly commercial environment. The Company reports quarterly on programme commissions made with the funding. It also reports in the Interim and Annual Reports on all Direct Government Funded programmes that have been screened in the preceding six months.

Direct Government Funding commissions for the three months to the end of December are listed below:

Programme: Home Sick
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 10x 1hour
Production Company: Redflame Limited
$ committed: $1.49 million

Programme: Mucking In
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 10 x 30 mins
Production Company: TVNZ
$ committed: $713,622

Programme: Country Calendar
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 22 x 30 mins
Production Company: TVNZ
$ committed: $374,752

Programme: Birdland
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 7 x 30 mins
Production Company: Great Southern Television
$ committed: $192,500

Programme: The School of Success
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 3 x 1 hour
Production Company: Greenstone Pictures Ltd
$ committed: $165,000

Programme: Piha Rescue
Genre: Documentary/Factual
Duration: 10 x 30 mins
Production Company: South Pacific Video Productions
$ committed: $495,542

Programme: The Town New Zealand Saved
Genre: Special Interest
Duration: 1 x 1 hour
Production Company: Te Reo Television
$ committed: $15,000

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