TV3 as state broadcaster?
Drinan's Herald column today has more detail of the endless ructions at TVNZ and the continuing tribulations at TV3. It makes me think there must be a better way.
TVNZ retains most of the NZ On Air pot and TV3 is undercapitalised. TVNZ culture is characterised by intransigence, naffness and bureaucratic bloat while TV3 is relatively efficient and has a better handle on NZ content. TV3 has an owner who wants out (because they cannot make an acceptable return from the assets) and currently has a National government who wants to jetison or break-up TVNZ. Could it not all be solved by the Crown buying the TV Works properties off Ironbridge and making that the new state broadcaster - and selling off TVNZ?