An Australian media lobbying group says plans to broadcast Australian television content into the Pacific isn't what the region needs.
The government has partnered with industry body FreeTV Australia to stream 3,000 hours of Australian television content into the Pacific over the next three years.
The plans were announced during an historic trip to Vanuatu and Fiji by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
But it's caught the ire of Supporters of Australian Broadcasting in Asia and the Pacific, which wants a return of the ABC's shortwave service to the Pacific.
The group's co-convener, Jemima Garrett, told Mackenzie Smith that by pushing TV content, Australia is ignoring calls from the Pacific for radio.