The SST has an interview with Ian Fraser. Some of it is expected justifying his record, but what I found interesting was:
His belief that the “hybrid” model of public service and commercial television cannot work and should be abandoned.
Fraser also calls on the government to sell off TV2 and turn TV One into a non-commercial public service channel combined with Maori Television and Radio New Zealand.
Fraser has a lifetime of dedication to public broadcasting, so when he says the TVNZ model is fatally flawed as a hybrid, people should listen.
I have long advocated selling off a fully commercial TV2 and having TV One as a public service broadcaster. The idea of merging it with Radio NZ and Maori TV also has some merit – more so for Radio NZ than Maori TV.Tags: Media