Papua New Guineans across the country will have the opportunity to wake up to ratings powerhouse and all-round breakfast TV favourite, Channel 7’s Sunrise, from March 1 on EMTV.
Starting at 5.30am next Tuesday, EMTV viewers will be able to see Australia’s most popular breakfast television program on free-to-air TV, for the first time in PNG.
The Sunrise announcement is the first of many exciting things to come from EMTV in 2016, with the station, signing a content exchange agreement between the two broadcasters.
The Seven Network is the second most-watched Australian commercial free-to-air network, and is currently owned by Seven West Media Limited.
In 2011, Seven Network was at the top of the ratings for total viewership for each of the 40 weeks that ratings were recorded.
As of 2014, it was the second largest network in the country in terms of population reach.
Sunrise is co-hosted by David ‘Kochie’ Koch, one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators, and Samantha Armytage, an experienced career Australian broadcast journalist with Channel Seven.
Media Niugini Limited Chief Executive Officer, Bhanu Sud, says this exciting addition to EMTV’s morning program line up will boost EMTV’s growing number of viewers; and give Channel Seven close to six million viewers of their most popular program.
“This is the start of many exciting things to come for EMTV, particularly in terms of our free-to-air content in 2016. Sunrise is the first big announcement for us, and we’re thrilled to give Papua New Guineans across the country the opportunity to watch Australia’s most popular breakfast television show.
“There is already a large following for Sunrise in PNG, through its pay-per-view cable market, but this agreement between EMTV and Seven will see a legitimate push for quality content that isn’t being illegally shared to unsuspecting PNG viewers,” Mr Sud said.
Meet The Hosts
David Koch – Sunrise co-host
Before Sunrise, Kochie was a pure finance nerd. He’s still one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators, but his first love now is teaming up with Sam to host Australia’s number one breakfast program.
David still maintains his passion for money matters and is heard on radio stations around Australia and writes finance columns for New Idea and AFR Investor.
A survey conducted by Money Management newspaper recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in establishing the retail financial services industry. A Reader’s Digest survey found he is also one of the top 25 most trusted people in Australia.
Samantha Armytage – Sunrise co-host
Samantha is the co-host of Australia’s number one breakfast show, Sunrise.
Prior to this she anchored the hugely successful Weekend Sunrise for seven years.
During her 11 years as a journalist with Seven she has worked on the road as a news reporter. She’s also anchored the morning, afternoon and 6pm bulletins, hosted Today Tonight, The Morning Show and regularly files stories for the network’s premier public affairs program, Sunday Night.
Prior to Seven, Sam was the Chief Political Correspondent for SKY News in the Canberra Press Gallery.
During her 16 years in the Australian media she has covered many major breaking news events including; the start of the Iraq War, the 2002 Bali bombings and the Canberra bushfires. She travelled to Bali numerous times to report on the Schapelle Corby trial and the Bali 9. She was also sent to cover the unrest in East Timor. She covered the Lismore floods, The Queensland floods, the Cronulla riots, the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires and the New Zealand Mine disaster, for which she and her team won the 2011 Logie for ‘Best News Coverage.’