The top brass from Māori Television appeared before the Māori Affairs Select Committee yesterday.

Newly appointed Chairman Jamie Tuuta spoke of the status and goals of the station but revealed that more funding is needed for new technology and more Māori content.

Tuuta is no stranger to such executive position, but despite him being front and centre, it was CEO Keith Ikin that answered most of the questions.

Funding was another issue, with the station wanting to upgrade their current limited capabilities.

Ikin also says that ideally, Māori Television would like the option of showing any Māori related content before any other broadcaster.

Tuuta replaces former Chair Georgina Te Heuheu; time will tell what he can achieve for the station.