Established in 2002, it broadcast "local and foreign programmes", and was accessible only in South Tarawa (the country's capital) and in the neighbouring island-town of Betio. It provided "about one hour of local programming" on weekdays, and did not broadcast over week-ends.
Television Kiribati was suspended by the government in March 2013, due to "serious financial problems", and its personnel's "lack [of] expertise and knowledge in programming and production". The government announced a review to determine whether the closure should be permanent. As it was the only television service, viewers in Tarawa South were left with access to radio and newspapers as their media for information.
- "Television to launch election campaign for candidates in the October general elections" Archived 2013-02-09 at the Wayback Machine, Kiribati Independent, 7 September 2011
- "Legislative Needs Assessment - Kiribati"[permanent dead link], Jon Fraenkel for the United Nations Development Programme, April 2009
- "Kiribati TV closes amid money and production woes", Radio New Zealand International, 26 March 2013
- "Broadcast media", CIA World Factbook, 2009