17 Apr 2013

Good response to Maori Television content on Aboriginal network

6:46 am on 17 April 2013

The National Indigenous Television channel in Australia says viewers are getting behind the Maori Television programmes it screens.

National Indigenous Television had humble beginnings in the Northern Territory in 2007, before shifting its operations to Sydney six months ago and joining the SBS network.

That meant it could broadcast free to air to all Australians, including more Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

Channel manager Tanya Denning from the Birri Aboriginal Nation in Queensland, says the compliments about Maori Televison content have been flooding in since National Indigenous Television's move to a wider audience.

She said there had been a lot of support, especially from Maori and other New Zealand viewers who live in Australia.

Ms Denning said the Aboriginal audience and Torres Strait Islanders liked to know what was happening with indigenous people around the world and, more importantly, they liked to be entertained.