Television broadcasting in New Zealand
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- 1973 - The introduction of colour television in New Zealand
- 1989 - New Zealand on Air is created.
- 1990 -
- TV3 was introduced and was almost immediately put into liquidation due to TV2 having the rights to the Commonwealth Games at the time.
- Sky TV, the first pay TV model is introduced into New Zealand
- 1991 - In 12 months, TV3 announced losses of $48 million NZD; double the forecast lost.
- 2003 - The TVNZ Charter was introduced.
- 2005 - MySky is introduced.
- 2006 - Freeview, a digital free-to-air platform is introduced and backed by the Government.
- 2007 -
- TVNZ introduces TVNZ on demand.
- TVNZ6 is created. Advertising free.
2003 TVNZ Charter
On March 1, 2003, TVNZ introduced a Charter that applies to all parts of TVNZ free-to-air broadcasting operations
The Charter promised -
- feature programming across all genres that informs, entertains and educates New Zealand audiences
- strive always to set and maintain the highest standards of programme quality and editorial integrity
- provide shared experiences that contribute to a sense of citizenship & national identity
- ensure in its programmes and programme planning the participation of Maori & the presence of a significant Maori voice
- programmes that cater for varied interests and age groups not generally catered for by other national television broadcasters
- provide programmes of general appeal and for smaller audiences
- extend range of experiences and ideas available to New Zealander's
- play leading role in standards of quality programming
- play leading role in meeting codes of broadcasting practice
- support & promote the talents & creative resources of New Zealanders and of the independent film and TV industry.