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150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable

2016 Aug 26

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand’s telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “It was a…

Convergence programme moving apace

2016 Aug 22

The Government’s Convergence Work Programme is making excellent progress towards ensuring New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of an increasingly digital media environment, says Broadcasting…

Digital Convergence Bill captures online content

2016 Aug 21

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market. “The media sector is in a period of great1ch…

Parliament captioning increasing accessibility

2016 Aug 09

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Broadcasting Hon Nicky Wagner Minister for Disability Issues The captioning of all Parliament TV’s broadcasts will provide better access for deaf and hearing impaired New…

Community access radio – the best kept secret

2016 Aug 03

Community access radio is lifting the lid on the incredible diversity of programmes it offers to all New Zealanders. Online polling just completed by Colmar Brunton shows access radio stations have1co…

History, a capella chorus, and new talk show

2016 Jul 26

There’s more diversity than you can shake a stick at, in the latest television funding decisions from NZ On Air. Distinguished professor of Māori studies Dame Anne Salmond will present Artefact, an…

Big boost for TV drama production

2016 Jul 25

NZ On Air’s latest funding decisions showcase the diversity and quality of NZ drama being created. The controversial saga of the Truebridge family will continue on TV2 in Filthy Rich 2. After a1clif…

Widely diverse topics covered in documentaries

2016 Jul 22

Science, social issues, health, and history are just some of the brilliant array of topics covered in new and returning documentary and factual programmes for a variety of television and online1platfo…

Able’s captioning will bring all Kiwis to the finish line

2016 Jul 19

For the first time ever, Able are offering captioning services for free-to-air coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Prime, making the games accessible for Kiwis who are Deaf and hard-of-hearin…

Litmus testing on good taste and decency released by BSA

2016 Jul 15

New research has been released by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) today on the public’s attitudes to standards of good taste and decency. The research revealed that New Zealander’s1perc…

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