25 Apr 2014

Stolen TV cable cuts off PNG communities from main TV station

12:06 pm on 25 April 2014

People in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain province have been deprived of one of the country's main TV stations, EMTV, after a decoder cable was stolen.

PNG Edge reports that the decoder cable was cut off and stolen over the Easter weekend.

West New Britain's Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, is appealing to communities living around Mt Dufaore to report the theft.

The estimated cost of restoring transmissions is about 100,000 US dollars.