Tag: NZ Media 2018

Announcing The Spinoff Members

We’re launching a brand new membership programme, inviting readers to support new journalistic endeavours and help shape our editorial direction.

The media in 2018: Spark and the risks and rewards of entering the rights race

A look at some of the smaller and emerging players – including Spark, Bauer Media and Māori Television.

RNZ in 2018: will well-meaning government interference end its dream run?

It has been the best-performing media brand of the past five years. Yet Labour’s bold plans to grow it have caused RNZ nothing but trouble so far.

NZME: the media giant still at war after all these years

The owner of both Newstalk ZB and the Herald retains a singular influence in the New Zealand media. But anonymous rival executives have doubts about its ability to pull off its biggest challenge – introducing a paywall in 2019.

MediaWorks in 2018: is the toughest kid in the media finally going to be released from private equity prison?

The home of Three and radio stations like The Edge has been owned by private equity for 10 years now. Duncan Greive talks to anonymous executives to find out whether it might be close to getting an owner that really wants it.

Sky in 2018: the pay TV giant has one last shot at the internet

It’s the biggest and by far the most profitable media company in New Zealand. In today's instalment of his series on NZ media in 2018, Duncan Greive asks media executives why no one believes in Sky any more.

Stuff in 2018: the media monster no one wants to own

Stuff is both the biggest news site in the country and its most precarious big media company.

The edge of the cliff: inside the major NZ media companies in 2018

We speak to senior figures across NZ’s biggest media companies to find out what they think about their plight, their rivals and the industry as a whole

TVNZ in 2018: the public broadcaster finally remembers who owns it

The first of a series on the major New Zealand media companies, sourced through anonymous conversations with senior executives.