27 Oct 2023

Three cancels the Project due to high costs and shrinking audiences

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 27 October 2023

Shrinking audiences, high production costs, and a rumoured $1 million licensing fee are major reasons behind THREE'S proposal to cancel its 7 o'clock show the Project, according to media commentators.

Senior Director of News Sarah Bristow yesterday told Newshub staff about the proposal to stop the show at the end of the year, and to replace it with a digital-first offering. Around 24 staff members work on the programme.

Warner Brothers - Discovery bought Three and its related tv channels in 2020.

The Spinoff's managing editor Duncan Greive spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.