18 Jul 2007

Television coverage of South Pacific Games to be of a communal nature

11:14 am on 18 July 2007

The television coverage of next month's South Pacific Games in Samoa will be of a communal nature.

The broadcaster's executive producer, Michael Williams, says six hours live coverage will be beamed to the pacific daily with also a hours highlight package.

Mr Williams says recognising there's limited financial resources for island nations to buy coverage the broadcaster has taken another approach

He says rather than a financial arrangement, countries will send cameras and crews to add to the coverage and will receive broadcast rights in return.