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.
A study commissioned by NZ On Air and NZ Film Commission on behalf of Screen NZ to look at what skills shortage exist in drama production in NZ and how these can be addressed. The study was carried out by Tim Thorpe Consulting.
Nielsen’s report on the ‘Changing NZ Consumer’ provides insight into the nation’s shifting population and preferences. We’re becoming older and more multicultural with a growing taste for new things. Click through for a summary of points and a highlights video.