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Public Broadcasting Services

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Public Broadcasting Services

Scope

This appropriation is limited to providing funding for New Zealand television and radio programmes, music, archiving and transmission coverage; maintenance of codes and determination of complaints on broadcasting standards; and funding a national Pacific radio network and international radio and television services to the Pacific.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve diverse and relevant New Zealand television, radio and on-line content, meeting appropriate content standards, available to New Zealand and Pacific audiences.

How well we delivered it

This section provides an assessment of our delivery against the performance measures set out in the Information Supporting the Estimates for 2015/16.

NZ on Air

Performance measures

Actual performance

2015

Budget standard

2016

Actual performance 2016

Investment in television content as a percentage of total funding

New measure

At least 60%

64%

Number of national television hours funded

New measure

More than 800 hours

896.9

Allocated funding for special interest audiences is at least 30% of total national television funding

New measure

30%

34%

Investment in radio content as a percentage of total funding

New measure

More than 25%

30%

Percentage of NZ music broadcast on commercial radio

17.16%

20%

14.6%

Percentage of NZ music broadcast on alternative radio

42.42%

40%

47.23%

Investment in music content as a percentage of total funding

New measure

At least 3%

3%

Number of music videos or recorded song plus videos funded

New measure

At least 200

228

Investment in online content and platforms, as a percentage of total funding, increases as audiences grow

New measure

At least 3%

3%

70% of all funded prime time content on TVOne, TV2 and TV3 is watched by large numbers of New Zealanders

New measure

At least 200,000

65%*

The majority of New Zealanders believe NZ On Air supports television content important to New Zealanders

New measure

75%

75%

The majority of New Zealanders believe NZ On Air supports radio content important to New Zealanders

New measure

72%

70%

The majority of Pacific people agree NiuFM and 531pi broadcast culturally relevant content

New measure

75%

631pi     91%

Niu FM 84%**

 

* Time period 1800-2230 and excludes repeats. If repeats included then result is 51%.

** Only Pacific people surveyed who listen to Niu FM or 531pi were asked this question.

Television New Zealand

Performance measures

Actual performance

2015

Budget standard

2016

Actual performance 2016

Minimum number of hours of programming transmitted to the Pacific

1,135

800

301.7*

* This result is only for the first quarter (July to September 2015) as TVNZ was transferred to VOTE Foreign Affairs and Trade on 1st October 2015.

 

Radio New Zealand (RNZI)

Performance measures

Actual performance

2015

Budget standard

2016

Actual performance 2016

Number of Pacific radio stations that relay or re-broadcast RNZI news bulletins

17

17

17

Transmission and Service Availability (other than time lost for planned maintenance): Analogue and Digital Short-wave Network

99.679%

99%

99.77%

Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA)

Performance measures

Actual performance

2015

Budget standard

2016

Actual performance 2016

Percentage of decisions issued within 20 working days after Board meeting where decision made

92%

98%

97%

External reviews commissioned on approach the BSA takes in applying the standards

1

1

Feedback on BSA interpretation and response was provided by stakeholders and taken into account in the Code review process  

Financial performance

Public Broadcasting Services

 Actual 2015 $000

 Budget 2016 $000

 Revised Budget 2016 $000

 Actual 2016  $000

NZ On Air

128,390

128,726

128,726

128,726

Television New Zealand

607

607

152

152

Radio New Zealand International

1,900

1,900

1,900

1,900

Broadcasting Standards Authority

609

609

609

609

 

131,506

131,842

131,387

131,387

 


 


Updated on 4th November 2016