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TVNZ-RNZ merger: big on promises, thin on detail

Daniel Dunkley
Sat, 12 Mar 2022

TVNZ-RNZ merger: big on promises, thin on detail
RNZ will remain advert-free and TVNZ will stay commercial, though the TV group should be less incentivised by profit. (Image: supplied)
Daniel Dunkley
Sat, 12 Mar 2022
The government has finally confirmed its plans to merge Television New Zealand and Radio New Zealand under a single crown entity, marking the biggest change to state broadcasting in a generation. Ministers had the chance to end years of speculation over the futures of both groups, but their announcement left several things unsaid.Here’s what we do know. The radio and TV broadcasters will become “subsidiaries” under the currently nameless new entity (to begin with), that the new group will be given a new charter, and that...

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