A youth-focused magazine-format webseries
Yours TV is a professionally produced, magazine format webseries featuring selected content from Yours.nz as well as youth-oriented reports, interviews, reviews and competitions.
The series developed as a creative endeavour from YOURS.NZ to strengthen the voice of kiwi youth.
The series fits within the Ignite Fund criteria, being innovative and engaging, but also having a very strong focus on youth and a proven ability to reach them.
NZ On Air funding: $45,000
Additional funding from Auckland University of Technology.
Executive Producer: Damian Christie
Director/Editor: Calvin Sang
Yours TV was launched in 2013. The 20 episodes funded by NZ On Air were published throughout 2015.
The show is supported by TVNZ Ondemand and each episode is created by and features young people. Stories come from around the country and include interviews with youth-focused guests, event reports, 'Word on the Street' interviews, reviews, performances, short films and animation, features and masterclasses.
A youth editorial team develop the content for each week's show. Presenters, reporters and crew are selected from communications, theatre/film and journalism students from around NZ.
Yours TV is gaining popularity with youth audiences, with episodes reaching between 10,000-100,000 viewers. Importantly the show has also enabled many young people to gain practical, professionally-guided experience in the media industry.