Analysis of Organization of New Zealand Television Industry Enabling Acceleration of Complete Transition to Digital Broadcasting and Improvement of Proportion of Domestic Program Production Analysis of Organization of New Zealand Television Industry Enabling Acceleration of Complete Transition to Digital Broadcasting and Improvement of Proportion of Domestic Program Production
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Broadcasting in New Zealand has been in the form of vertical separation ever since industry restructuring that occurred in 2003. Although implementation of digital broadcasting has lagged behind in New Zealand as compared with other advanced nations due to a financial crisis at the national level, as a result of severing the broadcasting division from TVNZ and assigning it to the control of Cordia, which is involved in the construction, operation and maintenance of digital broadcast networks, broadcasting operations have been deployed in the form of private broadcasting of TV3, TV4 and Maori TV. In addition, as a result of granting all licenses to Freeview, a neutral broadcaster not engaged in programming, it has become easier to implement services by new entrants. A new entry into the industry in the form of Maori TV was implemented, resulting in expanded transmission of programs broadcast in the Maori language. As a result of TVNZ being able to specialize in the area of program production, the proportion of domestically produced programs has demonstrated an increasing trend in recent years. Furthermore, this study is based on findings obtained from visits to New Zealand by the author from September 12 to 19, 2010 and from September 1 to 14, 2011, a field survey of MTS, and interviews with broadcasting personnel affiliated with TVNZ and Media Works.
- Journal of Socio-Informatics
Journal of Socio-Informatics 5(1), 91-101, 2012
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