By Neville Choi – EM TV, Port Moresby
People living in and around the Morehead District, in the Western Province, switched on their television sets last Sunday afternoon, and discovered a strong EM TV signal.
Morehead, is the latest in the areas in the Western Province, being hooked up to be able to receive EMTV’s free-to-air broadcast signal.
The roll-out of transmitters capable of receiving and distributing EMTV’s free-to-air signal, follows an agreement signed between Western Province Government, and Media Niugini Limited, to ensure that people in the province, are able to pick up the signal, and keep abreast of local and international news and development issues.
Provincial Governor Ati Wobiro, at the time of the signing, said Western Province people had been out of touch with current national developments, for too long.
He said EMTV had continued to be the station closely associated with PNG’s development, and the standard of programming and content, had risen, and he wanted his people, to be part of the change.
Media Niugini Limited technicians had completed the installation, and following the testing of the signal, ensured that EMTV was being captured live and in full colour.
Morehead’s installation, is to be followed by that of Nomad, before the end of the year. Next year, the final two locations of Suki, and Lake Murray, will be activated.
EMTV continues to be the only private television station providing free-to-air broadcast services, with plans for it to become the only wholly PNG-owned private TV station in the country.