A wider than ever range of factual content for diverse audiences has been supported in the latest NZ On Air funding decisions.
The September round sought content for targeted audiences, resulting in 53 factual applications being considered for broadcast and online platforms.
New to the funding slate is content specifically for the large Indian population in New Zealand. NZ On Air will fund content for sizeable ethnic audiences (over 100,000) and this represents the first time content has been specifically funded for this community.
Health and disabilities, history, cultural identity and sports heroes feature in this round as well as content for youth, Pacific and Māori audiences.
“Our new funding model recognises audiences are on many and diverse platforms so our content needs to be also. We were particularly pleased to support two new applications for programmes for and featuring Indian New Zealanders, and hope they will enjoy these,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.
“New Zealanders have many and varied interests and backgrounds. As a public media funder we are committed to ensuring diverse audiences are served with great content on a range of platforms,” said Ms Wrightson.
Living with Tourettes, 6 x 44 mins, 2B Media for Prime, up to $529,000
The Great New Zealand Dance Masala, 10 x 24 mins, Top Shelf Productions for Three, up to $507,684
Namaste New Zealand, 8 x 26 mins, Top Shelf Productions for APNA Television, up to $238,268
Not My Fate, 1 x 72 mins, Ruckus Media for Three, up to $200,000
Slick As Ice – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics, 1 x 29 mins + 14 x 300 mins, Attitude Pictures for Duke, up to $193,831
The Real Sex Talk, 12 x 9 mins, Villainesse for Villainesse.com, up to $164,554
Life After Rugby, 1 x 44 mins, Tikilounge Productions for Prime, up to $163,642
Bus Life NZ – Lives Changed Post Quake, 5 x 8 mins, Bus Life NZ for YouTube, up to $91,550 (Skip Ahead – co-funded by Google/Youtube)
D-Brief, 10 x 3 mins, Very Nice Productions for The Wireless, up to $28,500
Attitude 2018 (pictured, top), 30 x 29 mins broadcast + 160 mins online, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $1,773,800
Fresh 2018, 35 x 23 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,734,630
Tagata Pasifika 2018, 50 x 23 mins + 2 x 45 mins, Sunpix for TVNZ 1, up to $1,600,000
Heritage Rescue 3, 8 x 45 mins, Top Shelf Productions for Choice TV, up to $835,191
Both Worlds 7, 8 x 22mins, Notable Pictures for Three, up to $367,521
Arranged 2, 2 x 44 mins (additional), Notable Pictures for Three, up to $178,480
ANZAC Day 2018, 1 x 55 mins, Screentime New Zealand for TVNZ 1, up to $97,965