8. How does selling TVNZ free up money, won't we lose the dividends?

8. How does selling TVNZ free up money, won't we lose the dividends?

Answer

Free to air broadcasting has been under increasing pressure in an increasingly crowded field and requires enormous economies of scale to compete with online streaming. That is most unlikely with the Government as owner.  As we've seen with the recent asset sales those companies have performed better out of Government hands. We'd expect the same from TVNZ, freeing up capital to invest in delivering public good content to New Zealanders.