26 Sep 2016

Vanuatu switches to digital TV next month

9:00 am on 26 September 2016

Vanuatu's national broadcaster will switch off analogue free-to-air television around the capital, Port Vila, on the 15th of October.

The VBTC's decision means television viewers will need to acquire new antennae and digital decoders to continue watching local television.

The broadcaster's new joint venture with a Chinese media company, Guilin CEKE, means viewers must subscribe to a new digital service to keep watching Television Blong Vanuatu, as well as 50 other channels that will be offered.

Viewers will have to pay a $US63 subscription fee, which includes a $US45 caution, and then a monthly usage fee of $US18.

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