Tag Archives: NZ On Air

Where are the Audiences? — NZOA

NZ On Air has just published a report about the growing gap between younger and older audiences, and what it means for traditional media and the agency’s funding strategy. “NZ audience behaviour is changing, and so are we,” chief executive Jane Wrightson says. “We will be announcing changes to the way we approach our funding investments […]

Read more

NZOA Gives to Filthy Rich

NZ On Air is spending more than $8.1 million on a groundbreaking HD drama series that will screen twice a week on TV2 next year. Filthy Rich spearheads a new approach to free-to-air drama series scheduling in this market, with the 20-hour commission slated to screen almost as often as My Kitchen Rules. “Filthy Rich will deliver […]

Read more

On Air Viewing Still Dwarfs Online

Despite broadcasters fretting over ISPs like Slingshot affording unfettered access to Netflix and Hulu, only 6% of Kiwis watch TV on these and other overseas sites. Research commissioned by NZ On Air shows linear TV still dominates most people’s viewing, although younger viewers are more digitally driven than older. In what NZOA says is the […]

Read more

NZ On Air Bankrolls Six Dramas for ‘Nigh On $10M UPDATED

Within a few days of confirmation of the latest NZ drama series to get the axe, The Almighty Johnsons, NZ On Air has announced three HD drama commissions, although not all will air here in HD. It is bankrolling six telemovies to the tune of nearly $10 million. Two of the productions are stand-alone true-life […]

Read more

NZ On Air Shells Out Big Time for Big-Gun WWI Drama

NZ On Air has committed more than $12 million to two new HD drama series for TVNZ. Today’s announcement follows Monday’s news that the agency would pump another $2.43 million into TV One’s HD comedy, Agent Anna, along with $770,000 for another 26 episodes of TV3’s 7Days and nearly $1.2 million for 26 new half-hours […]

Read more

New-Look Go Girls Gets Green Light

TVNZ has announced the latest series of its HD hit, Go Girls, will start filming next week with a largely new cast.  According to the press release, “Now that Amy, Britta, Brad, Cody, Olivia and Kevin have successfully navigated their way through the minefield of their 20s, season five will introduce new friends who decide […]

Read more

Nothing Trivial About HD Drama’s Funding – or Ratings

NZ On Air is bankrolling the next HD season of Nothing Trivial for $6.6 million dollars. That will pay for 13 more episodes of the South Pacific Pictures series. NZOA invested $6.9 million in the first season of Nothing Trivial, which will be released on DVD (but not Blu-ray) on October 26. It ended last night on a […]

Read more
Industry Politics Undermine Underbelly NZ’s Roll-out

Industry Politics Undermine Underbelly NZ’s Roll-out

Pressure by NZ On Air and the production community has compromised TV3’s premiere of Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud. The six-part dramatisation of the real Mr Asia story was to debut next Wednesday, opposite TV One’s Nothing Trivial. But objections by NZOA, which spent nearly $11 million on both productions, and programme […]

Read more
Nothing Trivial About Underbelly Rumblings

Nothing Trivial About Underbelly Rumblings

Tensions are rife between TV3 and NZ On Air as they lock horns over the network’s programming of Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud. NZOA wants TV3 to reschedule the HD drama so it doesn’t clash with another HD drama it’s funded, TV One’s Nothing Trivial. From August 10, both will screen 8.30pm […]

Read more
Unknown-11

New Mansfield Drama to Screen in HD

A dramatisation of Katherine Mansfield’s early years as a writer will air in HD on TV One. NZ On Air has commissioned Bliss from writer/director Fiona Samuel and producer Michele Fantl, who made the award-winning adoption drama, Piece of My Heart. The $2.9 million production is the latest to get the green light under NZOA’s […]

Read more