- ALT TV
ALT TV is a
New Zealandbroadcast, privately owned and operated 24 hour live-to-air music TV channel on SKY Digital 65.
ALT TV's current slogan is 'Know Good Television.' Their previous slogan was 'Actual Music Television.'
Created by Thane Kirby (founder of
George FM) and Ricky Newby (creator of Deep Hard 'n Funky), it was launched on UHF channel 62 on November 14 2005. The television station also debuted on SKY Digital Channel 36 on Friday, December 1, 2006, moving to SKY Digital Channel 65 on March 1, 2007.
ALT TV caters for the alternative demographic which some consider a response to the growing commercialism in other New Zealand Music channels such as C4 and MTV. ALT TV supports niche musical genres and is into
alternative rock, indie, old school rap& hip-hop, heavy metal, blues, soul, funk, jazz, alt country, punk, hard rock, glam rock, 80's, house, drum n bassand classic rock.
ALT TV supports New Zealand music and features a high degree of unsigned and amateur content, including interviews, music videos and features of unsigned local bands. ALT TV is known for its intentionally unprofessional and unpolished style which is a common feature amongst most of their volunteer presenters and crew members. Alt TV will play Music Videos and performances sent in by local bands, thus being a launching ground for talent which would otherwise be ignored by commercial radio.
At last count ALT TV has around 200,000 monthly viewers and growing monthly, with currently around 50 live to air shows, the highest number of live content in New Zealand. In March 2008 they kicked off their search for a confident topless news anchor to host their upcoming Marquis Condoms' Naked News Flash show for 3 months.
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Breach of Broadcasting Standards
On Monday the 15th October 2007 the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority ruled that ALT TV breached broadcasting standards on the 6th February 2007 during the broadcast of Groove in the Park. [ [http://www.alttv.co.nz/AltTv/Default.aspx?s=53&ss=137&p=1786 BSA Breach] ] The BSA fined the channel the maximum of $5000 and has ordered the channel off the air for 4 hours. Following this ALT has changed the censorship rating of many of their evening programming to a rating of '18' even when the content is not of an adult nature [ [http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/Story/tabid/209/articleID/37411/Default.aspx?ArticleID=37411 TV3 News] ]
* [http://www.alttv.co.nz/AltTv/ Official Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/alttv/ Official myspace page]
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