10 Jun 2016

Niue gets lift from New Zealand broadcasters

6:50 pm on 10 June 2016
tvnz building auckland


Niue has this week marked the introduction of a new television initiative which includes a proposed 12 channels from New Zealand.

The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd's Tony O'Brien says the New Zealand Government wanted to showcase New Zealand culture and support Pacific nations and chose to use television and radio as a way to do it.

He said Niue now had 8 hours a day of TVNZ content compared with 11 hours a week previously.

The full programming, involving all 12 TV channels, is still some months away.

The broadcasting initiative, announced at last year's Pacific Islands Forum, is being progressively rolled out around the Pacific, with ceremonies already held in Papua New Guinea.