Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008

6 Promotion of New Zealand content in programming

(1)

Section 37 is amended by omitting “section 36(a)” and substituting “sections 36(1)(a) and 36(2)(a) and (b)”.

(2)

Section 37 is amended by inserting the following subparagraph after paragraph (a)(i):

(ia)

persons who have an interest in transmitting on demand in New Zealand and the production of content in New Zealand; and

(3)

Section 37(a)(ii) is amended by inserting “and transmitting on demand” after “broadcasting”.

(4)

Section 37 is amended by repealing paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

(b)

promote, in its funding of the production of programmes and content, a sustained commitment by—

(i)

television and radio broadcasters to programming reflecting New Zealand identity and culture; and

(ii)

persons who transmit on demand to content reflecting New Zealand identity and culture; and