December 18, 2012

Fiji TV licence extended

December 18, 2012 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has extended Fiji Television Limited’s existing broadcast licence for a further six month period.

This has been confirmed by Fiji Television board chairman, Isoa Kaloumaira, through a release from the South Pacific Stock Exchange who said it comes into effect from December 30.

In a letter dated December 13, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the extension would be until further notice of any additional terms and conditions, including spectrum allocation that may be prescribed.

“Fiji Television shall continue to broadcast under the terms and conditions contained in the existing licence for the extended period,” he said.

Fiji TV operates its free-to-air station in Fiji and its pay TV service Sky Pacific in Fiji and 10 other Pacific island countries.

Fiji TV also owns the free-to-air commercial station Media Niugini Limited operating as EMTV in Papua New Guinea, their only free-to-air commercial station.

Media Niugini entirely owns a subsidiary company in the Solomon Islands, Media Solomon Island Limited.

This subsidiary company has a television broadcast licence and is expected to commence its television service soon.

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