25 Jul 2012

Samoa's biggest church to get TV station

2:30 pm on 25 July 2012

Samoa's biggest church is to launch a television station in the middle of next year.

After five years of discussion, the general assembly of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa decided to go ahead with the TV station.

Its general secretary, the Reverend Dr Iutisone Salevao, says it took time for the church to build up confidence to undertake such a venture and it is now working with cable TV company Pro-Com to establish nation-wide coverage by May.

The church is to launch a radio station next May as well, and perhaps a newspaper.

The Reverend Salevao says the church has bought the plant and buildings formerly occupied by the Samoa Observer newspaper.

Other mainstream churches, the Catholics, Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists already own television and radio stations or have access to both media.