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Hard News: Media3 will be away for a while

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  • Damian Christie,

    Yes, Back Benches is in precisely the same boat - 20 eps funded (as opposed to our previous 52 weeks per year, which was nice), and with the election at the end of next year, we could well finish on August 28th (we started later than Media 7 this year) and not restart until July or something so we can run through til November... watch this space.

    Best of luck to you and the team in the downtime.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Careful with that axe, you genie...
    Can you investigate if Paul Thompson's selection as head of RNZ is part of the preparation for massive change, if not sale?
    He was used as an agent of change at Fairfax, if I recall correctly...
    Otherwise one hopes his print nous translates to the aural spectrum.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Back Benches is in precisely the same boat

    Funny that. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Bugger. Will delay digital TV purchase until in protest.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Can you investigate if Paul Thompson’s selection as head of RNZ is part of the preparation for massive change, if not sale?
    He was used as an agent of change at Fairfax, if I recall correctly…
    Otherwise one hopes his print nous translates to the aural spectrum.

    From what I heard from him on NatRad this morning, his mind is in the right place. Now he just has to keep his word.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5439 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    +1

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Rik, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Isn't July the month before August?! Or did you mean finish in August 2013 and restart July 2014? That's crazy! I'm hoping you can swing NO DOWNTIME for Back Benchers as it is a great show and important portal into NZ politicians personalities.

    Since Jun 2007 • 130 posts Report Reply

  • Kevin McCready,

    Story ideas:

    1. compare Radio NZ National with Oz ABC Radio National which has a much better range of programs

    2. Monopoly of Chinese language radio in Auckland by China Gov and our Gov expressly saying it doesn't want to interfere (Lateline in Oz was considering a story about this in Oz and NZ - not sure if it made it to press)

    3. Gradual move in society and media to genetic explanations of behaviour - a move I'm happy with, though not in a simplistic 1:1 relation.

    4. probably tangential to M3, but: trademe monopoly and how they undermine their own feedback system (integral to their model)

    Auckland • Since Jun 2013 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • David Russell,

    Would user anger / frustration / sadness expressed to NZ On Air help ? If so what is the best method / place to do it ( eg email address)

    Maybe time to start an online petition ? Save Media 3

    Do you also have to shop for the TV channel again, for the next series ? Would be nice to have Backbenchers come back on TV3

    Whitianga • Since Apr 2013 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    2. Monopoly of Chinese language radio in Auckland by China Gov and our Gov expressly saying it doesn’t want to interfere (Lateline in Oz was considering a story about this in Oz and NZ – not sure if it made it to press)

    Really? How so, and what's stopping an alternative?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Would user anger / frustration / sadness expressed to NZ On Air help ? If so what is the best method / place to do it ( eg email address)

    Minister of Broadcasting to increase their funding some time this decade. There's only some much TV that can be rung out of an amount of funding that is decreasing in real terms.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Kevin McCready, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Try getting hold of a radio licence in auckland and let me know how you go. Also no tradition of Community Radio unlike in Oz, not that I'd want to be like them.

    BTW can you set this website to alert you via email when someone comments on a thread?

    Auckland • Since Jun 2013 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Good chat on Media 3 on security.

    What if we all used just simple encryption for all our communications. Those watching would then have to spend more computer power and time to decipher it all. How deep would we need to go to bring the system to it's knees?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    If I don't get up this week's recording (with sore foot and all), I will certainly do so next week, bringing my lovely daughter who will be home from uni.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    Click a 'Subscibe by' icon at the top of this and any other threads.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    There's only so much TV that can be rung out of an amount of funding that is decreasing in real terms.

    When they decide to spend over $3m of it on two competing pop 'talent' shows, there's room for improvement.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    How is community radio defined? I thought NZ did have a network of community radio stations

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews, in reply to Sacha,

    When they decide to spend over $3m of it on two competing pop ‘talent’ shows, there’s room for improvement.

    I don't mind them spending the money on pop talent shows, they're as worthy of appearing on air as serious drama, kids tv, sport, documentary, news etc.

    My only concern is that those shows are likely viable without the funding, so they don't need it.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    and, two

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • philg,

    Hi Russell and Damien,
    First. THANKS Russell for a great program Media 7 . Haven't watched since TV7 was killed off by Natz. Damien. How long did it take to realise you were rogered by the Government. The system is designed that way and you don't seem to get it. Voting them in only encourages them. Our public broadcasting is totally stuffed. Much better in Australia.

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2011 • 7 posts Report Reply

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