A government public media funding agency - we invest in diverse media content ranging from local television, radio, and digital media as well as music for New Zealand audiences. In 2017 we are transitioning to a new single strategy and platform neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund.
We invest more than $80 million a year in local television programmes on mainstream free-to-air channels and on demand sites and in multi-platform regional media. It's so that you can see more, and a wider variety of, local content.
Our funding of Public radio, Access radio, Pacific radio and spoken radio programmes for multiple platforms ensures a voice for all New Zealanders on the airwaves. Supporting community broadcasting is an important part of our overall strategy.
NZ On Air will adopt a new single strategy and single media fund from July 1 2017, after receiving overwhelming support for the new approach from stakeholders.
A new children’s drama series, a family feature film, and a returning favourite series are set to bring more diverse stories to local TV screens.
Six new online and interactive documentaries will cover a broad range of NZ culture and issues on a range of a platforms. The projects were selected from a particularly competitive field.
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