New Plus One channel replaces TVNZ 7
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:08p.m.
Despite numerous protests urging the Government to keep TVNZ 7 running, the television channel is no more.
TVNZ 7 - the country's only commercial-free public service TV station, which aired news, current affairs and panel discussion shows - was switched off at midnight last night after the Government last year decided not to extend its funding.
From 7am today the channel will become a TV ONE Plus One channel and will be a repeat of TV ONE with a one hour delay.
Following numerous protests leading up the closure, hundreds turned out to a "Funeral March" organised by Save TVNZ 7 yesterday in central Auckland.
People brought candles and a fake coffin was driven up in a hearse.
"TVNZ 7 only costs $16 million to keep but the Government says 'can't afford it'," a statement on the Save TVNZ 7 website said.
"Yet they'll spend $120 million to fund their asset sales programme."
More than 35,000 people had signed a petition in favour of keeping the channel.
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27/09/2012 4:33:21 p.m.
Alan Zhang wrote:
Is TVNZ 7 gone.
3/07/2012 3:45:48 p.m.
"New Plus One channel replaces TVNZ 7".
Well, Whoop de do.
It's really TVNZ minus one valuable channel in the form of Ch 7.
1/07/2012 8:24:55 p.m.
miriam foon wrote:
the only channel with kidzone!
please bring it back channel 7
1/07/2012 2:55:32 p.m.
I won't miss it. Good saving in money by ditching it. May as well ditch TV2 as well.
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