New Zealand television celebrated its 50th birthday in 2010, and Prime TV and New Zealand on Air commissioned a documentary series back at the history of TV in New Zealand.
Everything that has happened to this country and its people since television made its first appearance in 1960 has been reflected in the television programmes we made during that time. Fifty Years of Television in New Zealand will provide a unique opportunity to examine the social and cultural history of New Zealand over the last 50 years.
The television programmes we have made over the last 50 years do not just give us a history of television production; they give us a social history of New Zealand. Television opened up the rest of the world and changed our view of our own country and people. The box in the corner of the lounge has become our main source of news and entertainment, and it has become a reflection of our values and beliefs.
The series makers-Cream Media-aimed to cover a range of fascinating topics in the 7 episodes, all of which are on NZ On Screen:
- The Whole World's Watching
- Let Us Entertain You
- Winners and Losers
- Telling Stories
- A Sense of Identity
- Taonga TV