It’s been well publicized that funding for TVNZ 7 has been pulled and that one of the many casualties of this, in my opinion, stupid decision would be the most excellent Media 7 television show – hosted by Russell Brown and team.
NZ on Air have announced today that they will provide funding to the show and that it will change it’s name to Media 3. The Top Shelf-produced programme examining local media will move to TV3 on Saturday mornings in August with an encore screening late on Sunday evenings. It will also be available on-demand at tv3.co.nz.
“We are thrilled to support this excellent programme” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. “Host Russell Brown and the team already enjoy a dedicated following and we are delighted that TV3 has chosen to extend their schedules even further by adding this series”.
“We are really pleased to be adding Media 3 to the TV3 line-up,” says MediaWorks TV Acting Director of Programming Mark Caulton. “It is an ideal addition to the thought-provoking programming we have developed for our weekend schedule, such as The Nation, Three60 and Think Tank.”