Thursday, March 27, 2008

Reasons to get Freeview

Damn TVNZ for launching TVNZ 7 before there are decent Freeview decoders available. It means I'll miss out on this:

TVNZ 7 launches on Sunday with The Kingmaker Debate – a live political debate between the minor party leaders who will be crucial to the political landscape after the election later this year.

Political party leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons, Peter Dunne, Rodney Hide, Pita Sharples, Jim Anderton and Winston Peters have been invited to participate in the debate, to be mediated by TVNZ's political editor Guyon Espiner.

If this is a taste of what they're planning, then we might finally have a space for the sort of serious, thoughtful, detailed political journalism I'd like to see.

Hopefully they'll make the debate available online. Otherwise, any chance of someone torrenting it?

Update: Fortunately, it looks like the debate wil also be streamed live on