RNZ and MediaWorks agree to share content

RNZ and MediaWorks have commenced an agreement to share content with RNZ news stories available to be run on MediaWorks radio stations and MediaWorks sports content to be available on RNZ’s channels.

The two companies signed the agreement at the end of last year which is non-exclusive and allows for the sharing of specific content, like subbed news, sports reports and audio clips, but not voiced reports, with any use of content attributed back to the organisation it originated from.

RNZ Chief Performance Officer Glen Scanlon said:

“We always keep an open mind about entering into new content sharing agreements and we now have more than 60, ranging from small community operations to most of New Zealand’s large media organisations. We are deliberately not precious about sharing because as public media we see the benefit in all New Zealanders having access to the great content we produce where they like to spend their time.

Content sharing also helps keep the sector strong and a diversity of media outlets is important to a healthy functioning democracy.” 

MediaWorks Director of Content Leon Wratt added:

“Our hard-working journalists are highly valued by our stations and their audiences, but they can’t make every council meeting or court case across the country. This agreement with RNZ will mean we can bring even more news to our listeners. 

MediaWorks is blessed with decades of sporting experience in its news team, and this will now be shared with RNZ’s audience through this content-sharing agreement.” 

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