"Media7 becoming Media3 is brilliant news" says Myles Thomas of Save TVNZ 7. "Non-commercial and public service television channels make ideal breeding grounds for innovative programmes like Media 7. It's great to see the programme continue beyond the impending death of TVNZ 7.
As the closure of TVNZ 7 draws ever closer there have been several whispers of commercial networks circling around the publicly funded channel's most popular shows. "This is exactly as it should be. The greatest talents start out on the margins such as Sir Peter Jackson with Braindead, the Back of the Y boys on Triangle/Stratos and countless TV and Radio personalities who started their broadcasting careers at BFM," said Mr Thomas. "We just hope that the shows reborn out of TVNZ 7's unfortunate demise get aired in primetime where audiences can enjoy them."
"We are painfully aware that after June 30, the next wave of innovative television programmes will not be made. That feeling is made worse by the great programming playing on TVNZ 7's last few weeks such as The Big Idea, a ambitious series of panel discussions about New Zealand's future direction."
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