Click Pacific Limited Enter The Papua New Guinea's Television Market

PORT MORESBY - A new entrant in Papua New Guinea's television market is expected to lift the level of TV services in the country. Click Pacific Limited has been granted national pay and free to air TV licenses by the PNG licensing authority NICTA.

This new Television company will offer job opportunities and many flow-on effects for people around the country. The company is looking forward to being the first digital broadcaster in PNG.

Click Pacific Limited was formed in February 2013 and is the brainchild of PNG investors along with Mai TV Fiji founder and Click Pacific managing director Richard Broadbridge.

"There is a strong need in this market for better options on television," Mr Broadbridge said.

Currently there are two national TV stations in PNG, EMTV and Kundu2 while cable TVs - Channel 8 and Hitron are operating only in Port Moresby. Other provinces have their own cable TV service providers.

He said, "We believe firstly that subscription television is priced high and the offering is pretty much everything you can get in Australia."

"We plan to be a bit more creative with our services adding local content and an opportunity for nationals to contribute. Our Fijian model is very much like this. We are known in Fiji for having some great local content - not just studio based talk shows."

Click Pacific have been awarded Pacific Islands FIFA rights including next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
This is a major boost for PNG and the Pacific in terms of FIFA coverage ownership.

"We have also noticed issues relating to intellectual property ownership and we will soon be taking a couple of cases up with the relevant authorities in PNG. Intellectual property ownership is an investment. Our FIFA investment needs to pay off and we will not tolerate others in the market denying us the right to monetise the content by broadcasting our content without our permission," he said.

Mr Broadbridge said Papua New Guineans should be excited about the prospects of a new TV network.

"Our service will set a new standard for broadcasters around the Pacific in terms of content but also technology. We firmly believe PNG viewers deserve the very best and we aim to deliver that."

"We are pleased that PNG investors will be the major shareholders of this new network. We are here on their invitation and are more than happy to be sharing our experiences with them to ensure this is a truly PNG owned TV network." [PostCourier]
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