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Mai TV Plans Digital

MAI TV suva Mai TV, one of the three free-to-air television stations in Fiji, has been preparing for migration to digital broadcast. Executive chairman, Justine Smith, confirmed this. But in
11 Jul 2014 07:58

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Mai TV, one of the three free-to-air television stations in Fiji, has been preparing for migration to digital broadcast.
Executive chairman, Justine Smith, confirmed this.
But in the meanwhile, he said the company will continue to endeavour to persuade the Ministry of Communications to grant the broadcaster temporary VHF frequencies in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka
“We remain positive that Government will allocate us space initially on the VHF frequency as we move towards the digital platform,” he said.
“This will finally place us on a level playing field alongside the other two free to air broadcasters.
“We see the launch of the digital platform as a positive step towards our growth in the Fijian market.”
Mr Smith takes on the leadership role at Mai TV having being a Director and shareholder since its inception in 2008, as the company prepares for the departure of its general manager, Marc Santos.
He replaces the company’s founder Richard Broadbridge who departed the company early this year to focus on a media venture in Papua New Guinea.
Mr Santos, who completes his contracted term with Mai TV at the end of July, has decided to return to Tonga.
He has been with the company since June 2013 and has decided to focus on family commitments given the birth of his first child earlier this month.
Mr Smith said Mr Santos had successfully navigated the company through one of its most challenging periods.
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