A very important development over at foreign owned Stuff/Fairfax. They have set up their own video service rather than relying on Youtube.
This is important because when it was on Youtube, you could see how many people had actually watched the NZ on Air funded content, and those numbers were always woeful.
By creating their own platform, Stuff/Fairfax can hide the number of people watching NZ on Air content so that the NZ on Air clique echo chamber of RNZ, Spinoff and Newsroom can continue to gain public money with no threat of exposing how few people are watching it.
This is important because the utter failure of Spin Off TV to rate was a major embarrassment, by hiding the number of people watching this programming the NZ on Air clique echo chamber of Stuff, RNZ, Spinoff and Newsroom can keep the gravy train rolling.
Meanwhile, TDB will be livetreaming ‘Pub Politics’ on September 2nd with NO funding from NZ on Air. It will see Paula Bennett, David Seymour, Chloe Swarbrick and Chris Fowlie fronting the cannabis referendum debate and it will be the first time Paula Bennett and Chloe Swarbrick have faced each other on the debate.