26 Feb 2010

Accounts office warns about Tahiti Nui TV financial woes

2:29 pm on 26 February 2010

The accounts office in French Polynesia has highlighted the growing dependence of Tahiti Nui TV on the taxpayer who has so far paid more than 100 million US dollars.

The station was launched by the government of Gaston Flosse nearly ten years ago as a partly private company.

The accounts office says the station's future existence is at risk as it has grown rapidly and is too dependent on the local government.

It says pays have also been raised substantially, with the average salary last year set at 74,000 US dollars.