The argument by the private mainstream media is that the TVNZ/RNZ merger is pointless and costly and should be dumped, but the private mainstream media would say that wouldn’t they because they are the ones who stand to lose a revenue stream (despite the Government negotiating better deals for them from Facebook and Google).
In a time of disinformation, injecting RNZ journalism into a broad platform like TVNZ is a necessary public broadcasting infrastructure upgrade for our democracy!
The madness of the Parliament Lawn protests is an example of what happens when citizens disappear down conspiracy holes.
Instead of throwing the merger out, Chippy should use it as an example of how he can fix things while reminding us of their importance.
Chippy is economic justice over social justice and his focus is on the end user, not the Bureaucratic structures, he gets the viewer is the biggest part of the RNZ/TVNZ Merger.
To this end Chippy can make TVOne advert free and allow TVNZ to make money from TV2 and Duke so that viewers get the benefit of TVOne being advert free while allowing that advertising revenue to be shared with private media.
Critics keep pointing out that the merger won’t give us a BBC because there won’t be any commercial free space generated by it. Removing advertising from TVOne gives viewers the choice of content without adverts rammed down their throat.
By removing adverts on TVOne, TV One content doesn’t have to ‘rate’ for commercial pressures, and can actually push content beyond the crassness of Fuck Boy Island.
End users don’t see what they will get from the merger, but making TVOne commercial free changes the entire dynamic of content and provides Kiwis with a space for quality broadcasting without the adverts rammed down their throat.
End users will see the point in the merger and Chippy saves a project most had written off and surprises the electorate with his ability to fix things.
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