Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015
This will interest members who are involved in children's television - and there are a few of you - and anyone contemplating a move into that area over the next 12 months. NZ On Air is turning its attention to the future of local media content for children, launching a consultation on proposed changes to the types of children's content it funds.
In March NZ On Air released research it had commissioned along with the BSA on Children's Media Use to inform its planned strategy. That research showed that while television is still a constant daily presence in children's lives internet use has exploded, with children now accessing the internet via a growing range of devices.
A discussion paper just released provides an overview of the changing environment globally and at home, and suggests some options for change, to ensure New Zealand children can access local content wherever they mainly access media.
The discussion paper proposes a range of approaches from status quo through to a future-focus. NZ On Air invites interested parties to make submissions on the paper, and later in the year will hold a forum to discuss the options for change.
Any new strategy will take effect from July 2016 which is closer than you think - so read the paper and make a submission.
The discussion paper can be read here.
Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday 17 July.
A date for the forum will be advised in due course. To receive information about the forum email email@example.com