Māori Television is pleased to announce that SONGS FROM THE INSIDE will be launched on Monday at the world's biggest television market, MIPCOM 2014, in Cannes through BBC Worldwide. Produced by Awa Films, SONGS FROM THE INSIDE is a critically-acclaimed series that premiered on Māori Television, stunning audiences and redefining reality television. It follows famous musicians as they rehabilitate prisoners by teaching them how to express their story through song.
Māori Television Chief Executive Paora Maxwell has today confirmed a proposal to restructure the organisation as a fit-for-purpose Māori language multi-platform broadcaster.
" The current structure is based on a traditional broadcasting model that does not sit well in the digital environment we now find ourselves in," said Mr Maxwell. "In realigning Māori Television to more effectively operate within the fast changing digital environment we ensure greater priority for te reo Māori me ngā tikanga as the driver of all activities."
In the year 2000, four children were welcomed into four families who shared their dreams, fears and hopes for their babies in WHĀNAU, a special documentary project that set out to get a glimpse of what it means to be Māori in the new millennium.
A proposal for the strategic alignment of Māori Television has received the support of the organization’s Māori and Crown stakeholders.
Chief Executive Paora Maxwell said support for the proposal was received following a briefing on Friday.
Mr Maxwell said stakeholders expressed their support for the strategic direction and the principles of the proposal, in particular its intent for a multi-media approach to the future and also a refreshed focus on Māori language and culture.