13 Oct 2008

New TV channels aimed at Pacific viewers

7:43 am on 13 October 2008

Television New Zealand and TV3 are to launch channels aimed at Pacific viewers within a year.

Both channels would target a potential audience of 250,000 Pacific people in New Zealand, then countries across the region.

A director of the TV3 venture says the channel will look to the Government and private sector for funding.

TVNZ says its proposal includes news, entertainment and sport.

Neither network will give a start date for the channels.