13 Jun 2012

Broadcast license assured says Fiji TV

3:14 pm on 13 June 2012

Fiji TV says it has been given a formal assurance from the interim government that its broadcast license will be renewed for another 12-year term.

It was responding to what it calls speculation and concern from its shareholders following reports the interim government was unhappy with its reporting and might not renew its license.

In a statement, the publicly-listed company says the Minister of Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed in October last year that the license, which comes up at the end of the month, would be renewed.

The statement did not directly address claims of censorship but says the station's managers have met with the interim government over terms and conditions including relevant programme and technical information.