The National Broadcasting Corporation, is ready to cover the 2015 Pacific Games for its radio and television audiences.
That's the assurance from N-B-C's Managing Director, Memafu Kapera today, after the Government allocated a substantial 14-million Kina to the organization, in the 2015 national budget, to cover the biggest regional sporting event in the Pacific.
Mr Kapera thanked the National Government, for recognizing the ability of the N-B-C in covering such major events.
Mr Kapera said the 14-million Kina will be used to buy the latest modern equipment for the biggest coverage team the NBC is setting up.
This will include staff from the 19 provincial stations, 40 potential national commentators who will be engaged.
Assistance will also be sought from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr Kapera said the rights holder agreement will be signed soon. (insert) Next week we're hoping to sign the 3rd rights holders agreement with the Pacific Games Organising Committee".
Mr Kapera said the NBC will fund the National Broadcast Centre for the Pacific Games Organizing Committee, which will coordinate the coverage of the games, after which equipment purchased by the Games Organizing Committee will come to the NBC.