What Have We Done?
In less than a year the CBB has started bringing the issues of broadcasting and media into the spotlight.
Our campaign to defrost funding for Radio NZ revealed that Radio NZ funding was at a critical point. It paved the way for Radio NZ CEO Paul Thompson to openly admit to politicians that the organisation is financially stretched as far as is possible "To answer the question, how much longer can we cut the cloth? Not much longer." It is expected that Radio NZ will receive a boost in funding at the next budget, but there is no guarantee and the CBB will keep a close watch on developments as Radio NZ produces it’s first business plan later this year.
Our promotions for a public service television channel was well received by all the major opposition parties, and it was a core element of the broadcasting policies of Labour, Greens and NZ First. Sadly the only major party to not promise a public service television channel, won the election. If the vote had gone a different way we would now have a new public service television channel operating in NZ.
The CBB has run several public meetings around New Zealand (watch the Auckland meeting here) and has established committees in the major centres.
The CBB has made submissions to many government inquiries, including NZ on Air and to MBIE recommending the reserving of frequency spectrum for future public service television channels.
The CBB has gathered together over a thousand New Zealanders as members of the CBB, to work together to bring better broadcasting to New Zealand.
Better broadcasting and media for New Zealanders, not for advertisers
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