1 Jul 2012

Labour promises return of TV channel

5:55 am on 1 July 2012

Labour says it will return a bigger and stronger public service television channel to the airwaves if is elected to govern in 2014.

TVNZ 7, a channel that Labour introduced in 2008, was switched off by Television New Zealand on Saturday night, and replaced with a channel showing repeated programming from TV One.

Labour broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran says the party will campaign on a fully costed proposal to bring back public service broadcasting at the next election.