PNG TV, a new channel set for launch Papua New Guinea’s first national channel PNG TV is on the verge of its launch following the successful completion of training for five pioneering local specialists. These five uniquely skilled individuals will be joined by another thirty who will be recruited this week to begin training for the roll out of the new channel. PNG TV will use both terrestrial and satellite technology. This dual incorporation of two modern mediums of TV transmission will allow for the nationwide broadcasting of PNG TV as well as several other channels over the next week. Managing Director of Click TV Richard Boradbridge says that he is particularly pleased to mention that all staff and persons being recruited for employment with the new broadcaster are laypersons who have little to no experience in the broadcasting field. “We have made it very clear that we will train new staff and increase the pool of trained media professionals in the country,” said Mr Broadbridge. He added that PNG TV was undergoing its final stages of testing and debugging and that a launch in the nation’s capital was eminent. Established last year (2013) and fully licensed by NICTA, Click TV is a relatively new venture. It has however, already made waves in the television broadcasting community having successfully distributed the 2014 Fifa World Cup held recently in Brazil. Click has recently signed a contract to deliver the Pacific Games in full High Definition, the first ever HD broadcast of the Games in its 52 year history. Mr Broadbridge adds that Click TV will be using technology that allows anyone anywhere in the country to pick up its signal and view quality television. Click TV will place a strong emphasis on news programmes, current affairs segments and sporting updates to keep the nation well informed.
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