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Increasing opportunities to watch Kiwi content

2014 Mar 18

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the NZ On Air Local Content Report released today, showing that Kiwi content makes up more than a third of free-to-view TV schedules. “New1Zealander…

Sochi 2014 Paralympics to stream live in NZ

2014 Feb 12

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed an announcement that Attitude Pictures has been awarded the online broadcast rights for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Attitude Pictures i…

NZ On Air appointments

2013 Dec 18

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of Donna Grant to the board of New Zealand On Air. Ms Grant is currently national director of the National Institute of Performing1…

Incentive changes for a sustainable NZ screen industry

2013 Dec 16

The Government today announced changes to the structure and level of support for overseas and New Zealand film and television productions to ensure the further development of New Zealand’s1scree…

Three Avatar films to be made in New Zealand

2013 Dec 16

The Government today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation that will see the next three Avatar films made1i…

Foss to progress TV talks in China

2013 Dec 08

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss will visit Beijing next week to progress a China-NZ television co-production agreement. Mr Foss will be hosted by Minister of the State General Administration1f…

Minister switches off analogue TV signal

2013 Dec 01

New Zealand television is now a digital-only zone after the analogue signal was switched off by Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss. Mr Foss switched off the Waiatarua TV Tower analogue1tran…

Minister launches new captioning service

2013 Nov 29

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has acknowledged the work of NZ On Air and the Media Access Charitable Trust as New Zealand’s captioning service moves out of TVNZ after 25 years. New1Zealand…

Auckland To Go Digital This Weekend

2013 Nov 27

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says Auckland residents need to be prepared as analogue television will be switched off this weekend. Auckland and the upper North Island will be the final region1t…

Minister of Broadcasting to announce supreme awards at New Zealand Captioning Awards 2013

2013 Nov 26

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf are proud to announce that the New Zealand1…

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