NZ On Air invests in public media for many audiences. We find and support great audio and visual content that holds a mirror up to New Zealand and our people. We do this through the platform-neutral NZ Media Fund which has four streams.
We will invest around $40m in the 2017/18 year in scripted content. This includes audio/visual drama, comedy, animation or any other content that requires a planned creative approach.
New Zealanders will have more diverse stories reflecting our own identity and interests, and more places to find them, with a raft of new factual content supported by NZ On Air.
Deliciously twisted black comedy, a psychological thriller, murder mysteries, and a story starring a transgender lead are all in the pipeline for New Zealand television and online audiences.
A total revamp of the funding model was a major achievement for NZ On Air in 2016/17 as reported in the NZ On Air Annual Report, just tabled in Parliament.
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