Labour broadcasting policy promises public service TV
Labour’s pledged its commitment to public broadcasting, with plans to re-establish a public service TV station.
The Opposition’s broadcasting spokesman Kris Fa’afoi says a working group will look into the cost and funding options for a TV channel, which will build on the experiences of the now defunct TVNZ6 and TVNZ7.
Mr Fa’afoi says it will have full access to the New Zealand Television Archive and TVNZ’s news video research library, which will reduce content and production costs.
As well as continuing funding for Maori television and iwi radio, Labour will set the wheels in motion for developing a Pasifika television channel.