29 Jan 2020

Cabinet approves plan for public broadcasting 'super entity'

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 29 January 2020

Cabinet ministers have approved the first step towards creating a new public broadcasting "super entity" involving RNZ and TVNZ - but the plan looks quite different to what they considered at the end of last year.

RNZ News understands Cabinet has approved a high level decision to proceed, and has now signed off on commissioning a business case.

The Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi was told to go back and do more work on the original proposal, after he took it Cabinet in December.

RNZ political editor, Jane Patterson, has uncovered the details, she speaks to Susie Ferguson.