24 hour after X Factor judge Stan Walker was announced for a feature film, NZ On Air announced support for a second homegrown season of the format on TV3.
As it did with TVNZ’s Got Talent, NZ On Air has halved finding for X Factor’s second season.
TV3’s The X Factor NZ was one of two music shows announced today as receiving NZ On Air support. The other was The Vodafone NZ Music Awards, of which NZ On Air is a sponsor, and which will get a live run-out on FOUR.
“We look forward to seeing the stars come out to play at the NZ Music Awards later this year and we are confident a live broadcast will be appreciated by music fans. And we hope the new series of The X Factor will be as successful as the last at introducing audiences to talented new musicians,” says Jane Wrightson, Chief Executive of NZ On Air.
The Vodafone NZ Music Awards live broadcast and The X Factor NZ are funded under NZ On Air’s Arts, Culture and Performance strand which supports programmes that offer creative New Zealanders a national audience.
The X Factor NZ 2, 32 x various durations = 41 hrs, Mediaworks TV for TV3, $800,000
Vodafone NZ Music Awards, 1 x 2 hrs, Mediaworks TV for FOUR, $165,938