Partial business case for TVNZ/RNZ merger quiet on specifics of what they would do differently

A partially-completed draft business case for folding TVNZ and RNZ into a new public media entity has provided few clues on what the new organisation would do differently from RNZ and TVNZ today.

The partially-redacted 89-page “final draft strategic and economic case” for the new public media body was released by the Culture and Heritage Ministry under the Official Information Act.

Television New Zealand chief executive Kevin Kenrick said at a select committee in February that he expected the business case for the new public media entity would focus on the “substance” of the proposal.

“All you are going to get out of a new structure is ‘a structure’; it is actually what it does and what it delivers and how it impacts audiences that will determine success,” he said of the proposed new entity.

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