18 Jul 2012

More work for Maori TV producers foreseen

6:34 am on 18 July 2012

Maori Television says its decision to air more shows might lead to more work for independent TV producers.

Since 1 July, it has boosted its te reo Maori output by broadcasting five hours of language tuition programmes during the day between 10am - 3pm.

The station has also increased content on its sister channel, Te Reo.

Chief executive Jim Mather says he has met Nga Aho Whakaari - the Maori independent sector - and told producers there could be new work on offer, particularly to makers of Maori tuition shows and 100% te reo Maori programmes.