1 Feb 2007

Internet-based Vanuatu TV station launched

9:25 am on 1 February 2007

Vanuatu is set to receive added international exposure with the debut of the first Internet-based television station to broadcast from the area.

Vanuatu TV is introducing Vanuatu's customs, tourism and businesses to the world via professionally produced television programming via the Internet.

The CEO of Vanuatu TV, Grant Abbott, says he and his brother Chris decided to create Vanuatu TV after spending a holiday there in 2006.

Mr Abbott says they found plenty of Vanuatu information on sites featuring lots of inactive words and pictures.

Having spent over eight years developing TV programs for the Internet, they decided to use their own skills to showcase Vanuatu as a tourist and business destination

Mr Abbott says that in their pre-launch, they received viewers from Russia, China, Hollywood, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.