Kevin Kenrick

TVNZ names new content bosses

Cate Slater has been upped to director of content and Andrew Shaw to deputy director. She replaces Jeff Latch who is leaving the broadcaster. He resigned in March after 23 years at TVNZ. Slater is a rights and distribution specialist having been at IMG in Europe and Australasia. She joined Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ in 2013 […]

Kiwi pubcaster opens up to indies

New Zealand’s public broadcaster TVNZ will open up production of local Maori and Pacific programming to indie producers. The content in question – production of which is part of TVNZ’s public service broadcasting commitments – has hitherto been largely produced in-house. TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick said the move will create a new opening for […]

TVNZ melts Igloo pay TV investment

New Zealand pubcaster has written down its investment in low-cost digital pay TV service Igloo. TVNZ had operated the service with pay TV provider Sky TV following its December 2012 launch. Last year, TVNZ – which operates TV One and TV2 – sold 15% of its 49% minority stake to Sky for NZ$5.75 million (US$4.8 […]

TVNZ posts profit as revenue dips

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has posted an NZ$14.4 million profit despite revenue crashing nearly NZ$20 million. Compared with 2012, the figure for the year to June 30, 2013, saw total operating revenue down NZ$19.7 million, which TVNZ said reflected the absence of government funding for public channel TVNZ 7. However, an NZ$18.1 reduction in operating […]

TVNZ shutters loss-making youth net

New Zealand public broadcaster is closing its loss-making youth network TVNZ U after two years. The channel has struggled to turn a profit since launching in March 2011 and TVNZ CEO Kevin Kenrick today confirmed it would close on August 31 and be replaced with a time-shifted version of TV2. “Despite our best efforts, we’ve […]