6 Dec 2016

Australia's ABC to end Pacific shortwave service

4:22 pm on 6 December 2016

Australia's public broadcaster says it will end its shortwave service to the Pacific on the 31st of January.

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Photo: RNZI/ Radio Australia homepage

The ABC said the move is in line with its commitment to dispense with outdated technology and expand its digital offerings.

It said the savings made from ending shortwave services to the Pacific will be reinvested in a more robust FM network and expanded content.

The chief executive of ABC International, Lynley Marshall, said more people in the region now have access to mobile phones with FM receivers, so the broadcaster will move to expand its FM offering.

It will also continue to stream from its website.