Vanuatu National TV station makes the switch to digital


no-signal_pmw_400Vanuatu’s national broadcaster VBTC is officially advising viewers that the analog free-to-air signal of Television Blong Vanuatu will be switched off on October 15 for Port Vila and suburban areas.

Locals will need to acquire a new antennae and decoders to subscribe to Vanuamadia digital TV to continue watching local programming.

The subscription fee for viewers will be approximately NZ$88 (Vt$7,000), which includes a caution of NZ$63 (Vt$5,000) and a monthly usage fee of NZ$25 (Vt$2,000).

The decision is a joint business venture between VBTC and Chinese media company Guilin CEKE Communication Equipment Co Ltd.