Mixed-platform

Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable, mixed-platform funding for producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content.

Mixed-platform is our way of describing the wide variety of content we fund across linear television, online and digital platforms, web series and apps. Previously described as ‘diverse content’, all mixed-platform initiatives support Māori language and culture outcomes.

This also means we fund based on language content, rather than platform: we call this ‘platform agnostic’. Our two language categories are receptive and fluent.

Receptive Content

$11.56mil

The receptive funding band is for content with between 30% – 70% te reo Māori language.

Fluent Content

$17.34mil

The fluent content band is for content with 70% or more te reo Māori language.

The majority of Te Māngai Pāho funding is contestable, mixed-platform funding, and is available to producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content, such as Tamariki & Rangatahi, NZ on Air Co-Fund, General Audience, News & Current Affairs, and Innovation.

Tamariki & Rangatahi

This contestable fund seeks to support the creation of content for tamariki and rangatahi audiences that engages the target audience on multiple platforms: including but not limited to; linear television; OnDemand; and online viewing.

Tamariki / Rangatahi Round - Timeline

26 March 2021 - RFP Published/ Round Opens.
5pm, 23 April 2021 - Deadline for stage 1 proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
3 May 2021 - Shortlist letters distributed, and successful applicants for full proposals (Stage 2) notified.
4 June 2021 - Deadline for full proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
16 July 2021 - Decision letters distributed.


General Audiences

This contestable funding opportunity will support quality factual, live and scripted content made for diverse digital platforms including linear television, OnDemand and online viewing. Both new and returning series are eligible to apply.

  • Evidence of platform co-investment and third-party marketing support is encouraged and will also be an advantage. Proposals that leverage other resources and agencies specific to the idea will be prioritised.
  • A limit of two proposals per production company.
  • Applicants with platform support or an established audience will be prioritised.
    • The expectation is that the content be available for distribution on other unrelated platforms.


General Audience Round 1 - Timeline

21 May 2021 - RFP Published / Round Opens
5pm, 31 May 2021 - Deadline for stage 1 proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
22 June 2021 - Decision letters distributed, and successful shortlist for full proposals (Stage 2) notified.
16 July 2021 - Deadline for full proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
13 August 2021 - Decision letters distributed.


General Audience Round 2 - Timeline

27 August 2021 - RFP Published / Round Opens
5pm, 1 October 2021 - Deadline for stage 1 proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
15 October 2021 - Decision letters distributed, and successful shortlist for full proposals (Stage 2) notified.
12 November 2021 - Deadline for full proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
10 December 2021 - Decision letters distributed.


NZ on Air Co-Fund

This contestable fund supports high-quality factual content made for linear television, OnDemand and online viewing. While both new and returning series are eligible, in an effort to encourage fresh content, series beyond a third season will be ineligible to apply.

Explore examples of our co-funded content, such as National Treasures and The Walkers.


News & Current Affairs

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
News and Current Affairs 2022
Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Sep 2021

Innovation

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Innovation
Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Sep 2021