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Radio and TV logos

Radio and TV logos

These are the logos of some of the major free-to-air television channels and public radio stations in 2012. Public broadcasting in New Zealand developed out of state control, which began in 1936. In 1962 a government-appointed board, the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, gave state-funded radio and television some independence from direct government control. In 2012 state-funded broadcasters compete with private broadcasters for an audience.

Courtesy of TVNZ Television New Zealand, Prime TV, Radio New Zealand – Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa

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Kate McMillan, 'Media and politics - Ownership and regulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Kate McMillan, published 20 Jun 2012