Māori Television continues to be the leading free-to-air broadcaster to play the most local content.
NZ On Air’s 2016 Local Content New Zealand Television report released today showed that Māori Television led all other free-to-air broadcasters of local content with 5184 hours – equivalent to 86% of its schedule. That compares with 40% for TVNZ 1 and 39% for Three.
Māori Television’s online viewership of Te Matatini shows an overwhelming increase from the 2015 event. Te Matatini is New Zealand’s largest kapahaka event involving 47 teams competing for 18 trophies and is held biennially. Māori Television is the main broadcaster of the event and is the broadcasting ‘Home of Haka’.
Chief Executive Officer Paora Maxwell says the growth of demand for viewing content online reflects how audiences now wish to watch big events such as Te Matatini and has resulted in a decline in traditional television viewing.
Māori Television will be leaving no platform unturned with the live coverage of the National Kapa Haka festival, Te Matatini 2017, in both English and Te Rēo next month.
Broadcasting live from Hawkes Bay Sports Park, Hastings, Māori Television will be showcasing Aotearoa’s most prestigious Māori performing arts event, commencing broadcast through linear and digital from Thursday 23rd February and continuing on to the finals on Sunday 26th February.
Experienced broadcaster and digital content leader Peter-Lucas Jones has been appointed to the Māori Television Board.
The appointment of Mr Jones by Te Pūtahi Paoho, the Electoral College that represents Māori stakeholder interests in the governance of Māori Television, is for a three year period with potential to renew at the end of the term. Mr Jones has tribal affiliations to Ngāti Kahu, Te Rārawa, Ngāi Takoto and Te Aupōuri.
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