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    About us

    Only sunshine covers more than we do

    Francis Herman

    Chief Executive Officer

    Lilon Bongmatur

    Human Ressources Officer

    Warren Roberts

    Technical Services Officer

    Marie-Noelle Kaltack

    Executive Radio Producer

    The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) is Vanuatu’s national broadcaster. VBTC broadcasts news, educates, and provides analysis and entertainment to the population of Vanuatu through radio, television and online.

    It is the nation’s only emergency broadcaster.

    VBTC’s news is made by ni-Vanuatu people, for ni-Vanuatu people. It is a forum for ni-Vanuatu people to express their voices and views on politics, culture and development. All of VBTC’s platforms, including our online and social media news channels, strive to be independent, credible and honest sources of news and information for the nation.

    Our History

    1914

    The origins of VBTC go back to the Radio Vila station, which broadcast during the First World War.

    1966

    From 1966, Radio Vila broadcast from a new transmitter at Malapoa Point, outside Port Vila.

    1977

    Radio Vila was renamed the Radio New Hebrides Broadcasting Service.

    1980

    It became Radio Vanuatu when Vanuatu won its independence.

    1993

    The VBTC was corporatised with the intention of creating an entity to generate revenue. The relevant legislation is the Broadcasting and Television Act which comes under the purview of the Prime Minister who is also minister responsible for Broadcasting. Television Blong Vanuatu (TBV) is Vanuatu’s only national television broadcaster and it began broadcasting news, current affairs and sports in Port Vila.

    2009-2019

    In 2009, VBTC expanded its radio broadcasting with the launch of Paradise 98FM, a commercial music and youth oriented station. And in 2019, VBTC launched the Pacific’s first women’s radio station Femme Pawa 99FM, to give full expression to views and stories all ni-Vanuatu people, including women.

    Governance

    VBTC is an independent Vanuatuan State-Owned Enterprise which determines its own editorial and news broadcasts free from all outside influence. VBTC funding is sourced from the Vanuatu Government, international assistance grants and through advertising revenue from Vanuatu Government Departments and commercial advertisers.

    VBTC is administered by a Vanuatu Government-appointed board.

    Current board members

    • Chairperson – Dr Gregoire Nimbtik Director-General Office of the Prime Minister)
    • Director – Mr. August Letlet (Director-General Ministry of Finance)
    • Director – Mr Gerard Metsan (Chief Information Officer OGCIO)
    • Director – Mr John Jack (Deputy Chief Information Officer OGCIO)

    Management team

    • Chief Executive Officer – Francis Herman OAM
    • Editor News, CAF and Sports – Mrs. Malonie Albert
    • Executive Producer Television – Mr Rick Malau
    • Executive Producer Radio – Ms Marie-Noelle Kaltack
    • Human Resources Officer – Mrs Lilon Bongmatur
    • Technical Services Officer – Mr Warren Roberts

    Our Services

    Radio Vanuatu

    Our voice

    Radio Vanuatu is the national broadcaster's front-line station

    Paradise FM

    Simply the best

    Paradise 98FM, the Vanuatu's # 1 youth oriented station

    Femme Pawa

    Raise the voice

    Femme Pawa 99Fm raises the voice of Vanuatu Women

    Television Blong Vanuatu

    TBV

    Television Blong Vanuatu, the country’s first television station since 1992

    Advertise with us

    Vanuatu-wide

    VBTC advertising connects with audiences Vanuatu-wide

    Events & Media Enterpris

    Your dream to reality

    We create and deliver memorable experiences for any events

    Contact us

    General, Advertising and Job enquiries

    • Phone : 22 999
    • Email : admin@vbtc.vu

    News & Media release

    • Phone : 22 999
    • Email : news@vbtc.vu

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    • Femme Pawa
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