Businesses will receive the lion’s share of a $12.1 billion economic rescue package as New Zealand responds to the Covid-19 crisis. Beneficiaries and superannuitants will also…
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The fate of RNZ and TVNZ may soon be in the hands of Cabinet ministers, with a proposal to disestablish both broadcasters and create an entirely…
Broadcaster MediaWorks is cutting key local TV comedies. Mediawatch says It’s a further sign of the company’s deepening problems and wider troubles in free-to-air television, and is also a headache for the broadcasting funding agency New Zealand On Air.
Spark Sport says it has broadcast rights to NZ Cricket fixtures from April 2020 with TVNZ as free to air partner.
Sky Network Television will fight to hold on to the broadcast rights for Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship for five more years at a cost of more than $235 million.
Anyone in New Zealand who looks at extremist content on Facebook will in the future be directed to websites helping people to leave hate groups.
Sky Television has been fined $4000 for showing extensive footage of the 15 March terrorist attacks taken from the alleged gunman’s livestream.
New Zealand could have a billion dollar interactive media and gaming industry within five years, a new government report has found.
Once upon a time our major media companies and telcos were none of each others’ business. Now they are all up in each others’ business because of ‘convergence’ driven by digital technology and the internet. TVNZ’s board told the government it won’t be getting a return in this crowded market and this week media bosses told Mediawatch the big players can’t all survive in it much longer.
‘Freedom in Broadcasting without Harm’ is the newly-stated mission of our most powerful media watchdog. The BSA is also asking if broadcasting standards need to change after the Christchurch mosque attacks. This could be controversial against the backdrop of increased angst about hate speech and freedom of expression these days.
Māori Television has appointed its acting chief executive Shane Taurima, a veteran broadcaster and former Māori Party candidate, to permanently take over the role.
Facebook is tightening its rules around live-streaming in direct response to the Christchurch terror attack.
Major New Zealand news organisations, including RNZ, have agreed to protocols for covering the trial of the person charged for the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and separatism.
Facebook needs to take accountability for its role in the Christchurch terror attack, which was live streamed on the social media site, the Privacy Commissioner says.
Media outlets have begun discussions on how best to cover the court case of the accused Christchurch terrorist without giving him a platform for propaganda.
Facebook knows who we message, the calls we make and the contacts in our phones, so why aren’t we all closing our accounts? Max Towle investigates.
While TVNZ was clearing out four hours of prime time to air a heavily-hyped documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged crimes against children, radio networks here quietly eased his music off the air. It shows the power of social media to spread and shape opinion across borders.
New Zealand is lining up to introduce a new tax on multinational companies that make money out of online goods and services in this country.