“We are delighted to inform the PNG public that NBC’s great programs will now be available on Click” Click TV’s Managing Director, Mr Richard Broadbridge.
Source : ClickTV Managing Director Richard Broadbridge
Papua New Guinea’s national broadcaster NBC and digital platform provider Click TV PNG have signed an agreement that will see NBC TV gain thousands more viewers mostly in rural Papua New Guinea.
Click TV and NBC have agreed to place NBC TV on Click TV’s two digital platforms from April 1 giving NBC access to Click TV’s Direct to Home (DTH) viewer base across Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
NBC has granted Click TV the right to rebroadcast NBC TV but has not permitted Click TV to rebroadcast NRL matches as these rights are owned by another Pay TV broadcaster until the end of 2017.
Click TV PNG has agreed to provide NBC TV to its viewer base as the second free channel alongside Hope TV, which is provided by SDA Church.
“We are delighted to inform the PNG public that NBC’s great programs will now be available on Click – it means that even if you’re outside normal TV tower coverage areas, you can access NBC TV and our 19 other channels by installing our satellite service which involves a small satellite dish and receiver,” said Click TV’s Managing Director, Mr Richard Broadbridge.
Click TV also provides a light and TV solar solution, which means NBC and Hope TV along with 18 Pay TV channels available anywhere in the country. Click TV has several thousand dishes already installed in Papua New Guinea and along with normal domestic subscribers, has Southern Highlands and Western Provincial Government’s as its core clients. Click continues to roll out its services in those areas with NBC now becoming part of its content offering to viewers.
NBC has recently conducted a rebranding exercise and see’s this new relationship with Click TV as a natural part of its growth strategy.
“Our mandate is to provide NBC services to 100 percent of Papua New Guinea. Click TV offers us a digital platform at no cost with every home or community to see NBC.
“We are no longer relying on our tower network alone to get to the masses. Click TV gets to remote PNG which need our services just as much as our urban areas,” said NBC Acting Manager Director, Mr Kora Nou Having NBC TV on the Click TV digital platform is critical as NBC looks for new ways to grow its coverage.
“Since assuming office I have been pushing for management to spread NBC content to new areas. Click TV already has a digital platform we are making use of resources that are already in the country. We see no need in recreating something that already exists,” said NBC Board Chairman, Mr Timothy Tala.
Click TV’s relationship with NBC complements an agreement it signed with BMobile Vodafone two weeks ago, which has their subscribers paying for their Click TV pay channels using BMobile.