In the second quarter of the FY2009 financial year (Sept to Dec 2008), TVNZ committed just over $2.2 million in Direct Government Funding to three programmes – one entertainment, one factual 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 08 are listed below:
Programme: Top Town
Production Company: Eyeworks Touchdown
Duration: 8 x 1hr
$ committed: $1.6 million
Programme: That Guy’s Mysterious Planet
Production Company: Moon Enterprises Ltd
Duration: 6 x half hour
$ committed: $396,003
Programme: To Sir With Love
Production Company: The Producers Ltd
Duration: 1 x 88 mins
$ committed: $199,998