Television in New Zealand

The history of TV in Aotearoa

"I think the ultimate of television will be that three or four people, no matter where they are in the world, will gather in the one room, in other words we'll have colour, stereoscopic sound, the equal of the natural voice, and it means that no matter where you are, you could probably arrange a conference of the world's leading figures in the one room and yet no man need leave his desk. Absolutely the ultimate of communications" - Mr Headley Bryant, an engineer with Amalgamated Wireless of Australasia - 1951

Māori Television Launch 2004

Old TV
Kenyon Brand & Riggs, GEC television in livingroom, photographed by K E Niven of Wellington. 1968. Ref: 1/2-216350-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Gallery: The history of TV In NZ

Collections on NZ On Screen

External links

Nga Taonga official LOGO from Aug

Archival audio supplied by Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.