August 29, 2018
Rules set for extra public broadcast fund
NZ On Air and Radio New Zealand have agreed how they will allocate a $6 million Joint Innovation Fund for public media content.
They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding splitting the fund between Signature Projects for major productions of interest to a broad audience; Growth Audiences with content for Māori, Pasifika, regional and younger audiences; and Diverse Journalism for news, current affairs and factual content.
Initial requests for proposals will be published in September and October with an expectation that the first projects will be in production by the end of the year.
Funding decisions will be made jointly by NZ On Air and RNZ with most of the money expected to go to independent content creators.
RNZ will be the primary delivery platform for all projects.
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