Radio New Zealand

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced a range of board appointments to some of New Zealand’s iconic broadcasting institutions.

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John Campbell is joining Radio New Zealand (RNZ) as a drive-time news and current affairs presenter, fronting a proposed new multi-media programme.

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I’m on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon at 11:45am to discuss TV and ratings. I’ll post the audio up afterwards.

Radio New Zealand is looking at plans to present televised versions of its content to act as a new public service television channel.

With TVNZ7 no longer receiving funding as of July 2012, the proposed RNZ channel would fill the void.

South Pacific Pictures is working with RNZ on the plan and chief executive John Barnett says the behind-the-scenes proposals had already received a positive reception from the RNZ board.

Details such as financing and securing transmission space on Freeview have yet to be worked out but Barnett believes RNZ TV could be produced for a lot less than the $15 million-plus a year spent on TVNZ digital channels in the past four years.

Source: Herald