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Minister switches off analogue TV signal

2013 Dec 01

New Zealand television is now a digital-only zone after the analogue signal was switched off by Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss. Mr Foss switched off the Waiatarua TV Tower analogue1tran…

Minister launches new captioning service

2013 Nov 29

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has acknowledged the work of NZ On Air and the Media Access Charitable Trust as New Zealand’s captioning service moves out of TVNZ after 25 years. New1Zealand…

Auckland To Go Digital This Weekend

2013 Nov 27

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says Auckland residents need to be prepared as analogue television will be switched off this weekend. Auckland and the upper North Island will be the final region1t…

Minister of Broadcasting to announce supreme awards at New Zealand Captioning Awards 2013

2013 Nov 26

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf are proud to announce that the New Zealand1…

Broadcasting reappointments announced

2013 Nov 21

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced that he has reappointed Jane Taylor to the Radio New Zealand board (RNZ) and Alison Gerry, to the Television New Zealand board (TVNZ). “As highly…

Minister welcomes new online youth project

2013 Oct 31

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the launch of Radio New Zealand’s new online youth service – “The Wireless” The project is aimed at providing an online forum for content1r…

Digital switchover - focus now shifts to Upper North Island

2013 Oct 03

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says Auckland and Upper North Island residents need to check they are ready for ‘going digital’. After the Lower North Island’s successful switchover last…

Lower North Island goes digital this weekend

2013 Sep 25

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says Lower North Island residents have a few days left to ensure they can keep watching television. “While nine out of ten households are already watching1digit…

Productive First Year For NZ On Air’s Digital Fund

2013 Sep 13

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says the fact that musical online series The Factory has had over 250,000 views shows that NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund allocation is being directed in the right…

Government responds to news media report

2013 Sep 12

Justice Minister Judith Collins and Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss have today announced the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report on regulation of news media. The report,1T…

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