NZ On Air is a crown entity established under the Broadcasting Act. We invest in diverse local television, radio, music and digital media content for New Zealand audiences.

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2016
with: NZ On Air
Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. This report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. In 2015 the amount of NZ programming on free-to-air television increased but the underlying trends are more revealing.  Each year NZ On Air invests around $80 million in free-to...
Commissioned
Jul 2015
Tim Thorpe Consulting Ltd was contracted by NZ On Air and NZFC on behalf of Screen NZ to undertake a short study of skills shortages in drama production in New Zealand. The Terms of Reference for this assignment were to: broadly look at where there are skills shortages in drama production, how these might be plugged, and where there might be other financial partners to help with this....
Commissioned
2015
Our lives are now awash with media. Consequently our children are exposed to, or can potentially access more content, from a wider range of media, on an ever-expanding range of devices. But what media are New Zealand children consuming in 2014? How are they accessing it, and how often? What content do they love and seek out, and what might they be missing? What do parents allow and not...
Completed
2015
with: NZ On Air
Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. This report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. Local content accounted for 12,538 hours of broadcast time in 2014, a 347% increase since the first report was published 25 years ago. Each year NZ On Air invests around $80 million...
Commissioned
Jun 2014
with: NZ On Air
In April 2014 Colmar Brunton, commissioned by NZ On Air, carried out a phone and online survey of 1,400 New Zealanders aged 15 plus. The survey asked respondents about what media they consumed "yesterday" and also if they had "ever used" particular media. It is the first independent, publicly available New Zealand research across media types. NZ On Air funds content for television, radio...
Completed
2014
with: NZ On Air
Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. This report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. Local content accounted for 12,145 hours of broadcast time in 2013, a 333% increase since the first report was published just over two decades ago. Each year NZ...
Completed
2013
with: NZ On Air
Since 1989 NZ On Air has annually measured the amount of local content broadcast on New Zealand’s main free-to-air channels. It is the only survey of its type in the world. In the first year the report was published, 2,804 hours of local content were counted on three channels (TV One, TV2 and TV3). Since 2006 this report has covered local content on six nationwide channels. Local content...
Commissioned
Jun 2012
with: NZ On Air
Overall, the importance of Pacific broadcasting in radio and television is deeply rooted to the connection that Pacific audiences feel with their communities, across the country and the wider Pacific region. Radio has been especially important in providing programming in Pacific languages, a service that is considerably harder to deliver through television programming. Audience feedback has...
Completed
2012
with: NZ On Air
Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. This report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. Local content comprised 37% of prime time schedules (35% in 2010). Māori Television again screened the most local content in prime time with 1,299 hours. TV One and TV3...
Commissioned
Apr 2011
with: NZ On Air
This presentation provides the results of survey research on New Zealander’s perceptions of local content and NZ On Air. This survey: reports on several NZ On Air SOI indicators continues key time series measures measures viewing and enjoyment of television programmes made with the help of NZ On Air measures sources of music measures children’s viewing habits. In 2011 new...

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