New Zealand's government will spend $US6.6 million in the next three years on a dedicated TV channel for the Pacific.
The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a dedicated channel with New Zealand content.
The foreign minister, Winston Peters, said it would improve both the production of more Pacific content, including news and current affairs.
Mr Peters said the expansion would include a training programme to support broadcasting and journalism across the region.
It will include equipment, internships and cross-regional training.