2 Feb 2017

Tongan broadcaster boosted by cash injection

2:48 pm on 2 February 2017

The head of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission says a new injection of cash will help the state broadcaster strengthen its signal to the outer islands of the country.

The broadcaster is to receive more than US$91,000 and Nanise Fifita said it will bring great benefits to the people of Tonga.

She said Radio Tonga's AM service would be able to be heard reliably throughout the kingdom which is necessary, particularly during cyclone season, and Television Tonga will be able to purchase an analogue transmitter.

"It will have a lot of impact positively, [on] the operation of both Radio and Television Tonga. It was a request that we made to the government of Tonga for some assistance because we have some equipment issues. We need to replace some and also source spare parts."