Damien Venuto: The TVNZ-RNZ Merger Legislation and the Dangerous Sentence Within It

A major upheaval in the media industry has made business operators nervous. Photo/NZME


When Bill revealed the legal name of the new public media entity, it looked like an attempt to please everyone. There was a bit of Aotearoa, a bit of

Section 8 of the legislation provides that “if a service is identical, or substantially identical, to an ad-free service provided by RNZ before the effective date, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media (ANZPM) shall provide it ad-free . way”.

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