A government public media funding agency - we invest in diverse media content for 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.
Arts, architecture, psychology, kaupapa māori and rural comedy are among new stories for local screen investments from NZ On Air ahead of a radical revamp of the funding model.
Two new co-productions between New Zealand and Canadian producers will create interactive documentaries with historic ties to both countries.
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.
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