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What's the point of TVNZ?
Business

What's the point of TVNZ?

COMMENT: Why should taxpayers own a commercial broadcasting company that offers unexciting returns, John Drinnan writes.

Kiwi Thunderbirds are go in China
Business

Kiwi Thunderbirds are go in China

MediaWorks bosses know better than anyone that the rebranding of TV3 will not send viewers racing to the channel, John Drinnan writes.

Lightbox staying, says Spark
Business

Lightbox staying, says Spark

COMMENT: Spark is standing by Lightbox amid speculation that it has also signed a deal with Netflix, writes John Drinnan.

When advertisers run the show
Business

When advertisers run the show

COMMENT: TVNZ's new money programme will be 100 per cent funded by Kiwibank, and the funding model could be used again, John Drinnan writes.

Drinnan: Bravo for the Real Housewives
Business

Drinnan: Bravo for the Real Housewives

COMMENT: The Bravo TV channel and MediaWorks are pleased with a promising start for their fly-on-the-wall show <i>Real Housewives of Auckland</i>.

Drinnan: Slicing the state funding pie
Business

Drinnan: Slicing the state funding pie

COMMENT: TVNZ's declaration that it will find a prime-time spot for <i>Terry Teo</i> will quieten cries that it might only be shown through OnDemand.

John Drinnan: Maori TV: $11m, RNZ: Zero
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John Drinnan: Maori TV: $11m, RNZ: Zero

COMMENT: Bill English gave Maori TV n a $10.6 million boost in the Budget, although it has a $12.9 million nest egg built up over years of taxpayer funding.