Keep ad revenue in merged TVNZ/RNZ, says TV boss

By Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 13 Feb 2020


A merger between the advertising-free Radio New Zealand and its commercially driven state-owned cousin Television New Zealand should take a mix of both private advertising and government funding, says TVNZ's chief executive, Kevin Kenrick."If this is going to be an entity that is reliant on taxpayer funding, I think there’s an obligation on those involved to ensure that there’s money well spent," said Kenrick, speaking to reporters after appearing at an annual parliamentary select committee review of both broadcasters."I think crowding out comm...