POST COURIER: Papua New Guinea’s first national channel PNG TV is on the verge of being launched following the successful completion of training for five pioneering local specialists.
These five uniquely skilled individuals will be joined by another 30 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 was particularly pleased to mention that all staff and persons being recruited for employment with the new broadcaster were 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 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 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.