National Television Service

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The National Television Service (NTS) is a free-to-air state-owned television channel launched in September 2008 in Papua New Guinea.[1]

NTS broadcasts for two hours every evening. Its programmes include news, documentaries and other educational programmes.[1]

It competes against EM TV, owned by Fiji Television, which was Papua New Guinea's only free-to-air television service until 2008. The network currently runs in some built up areas of PNG but remote areas and minor centres still cannot find the station.[1]

As of July 2009 the National Television Service, or 'Kundu 2' as it is known[citation needed], has begun expanding its broadcast hours. Kundu 2 is on air in Port Moresby, Lae, Wewak, Madang, Rabaul, Goroka and Mount Hagen. The National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea is expanding the stations broadcast footprint to eventually cover all areas of the country. Kundu 2 is beginning another period of growth as it comes to the end of its first year of existence.[citation needed]

Kundu 2 currently provides a live telecast of the PNGRFL (BeMobile Cup) and made history with the first instant replay of local sports coverage in PNG's history, on 21 June 2009.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "PNG launches state-owned TV channel", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 September 2008