Magazine-style content for children and young people
Children and young people are priority audiences for NZ On Air. Public media funding ensures there is a range of content available for young New Zealanders that reflects and connects them.
Magazine-style television shows and online content increasingly have strong social media presence which allows young people to engage and be more interactive with the content.
We have three special goals for children’s content:
These goals will influence our investment decisions.
In June 2017, we announced a collaboration with TVNZ to provide a new online home for children's content. The project will target 5-9 year olds. NZ On Air has committed $1.5m in funding in the first year (2017/18) to the site which will be managed by TVNZ.
The site will include content funded through the usual contestable funding rounds, and some selected international content.
The first funding round for children this year is September. The deadline is 10 August.
Please read more about the project in the Media Release and below in the Charter of Principles.
A Q & A about the project for children's content producers is here.