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New Zealanders enjoyed slightly more new local TV programmes in 2016 but there was less local content in prime time. The biggest increase was seen in Entertainment programming. Overall the levels of local content are remaining relatively steady in a challenging economic environment.
Local content on television increased 2.4% in 2015, although the amount of new programmes continued to decline. This report has measured local content since 1989, as an indicator of the health of the local TV industry. It counts content on six free-to-air channels.