Since Sunday, KVKZ-TV has been airing the live daily coverage of the Pacific Games by the Melanesian Media Group which was awarded the broadcast rights for the games.
Director of the Office of Public Information, Tuimavave Tauapai Laupola says this is the biggest broadcasting project during undertaken during his tenure.
KHJ News understands that only once before has the local television station been able to carry a live TV feed from Samoa.
This was for a telethon for the Manu Samoa World Cup campaign in New Zealand. But it was a short live cross over unlike the extended daily coverage being aired on the local TV station for the 16th Pacific Games.
Tuimavave said the MMG coverage is 8 hours daily and aired on Channel 5 from 12 noon to 9 pm.
The events being covered however are decided by MMG.
Director Tuimavave thanked the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority for making their live coverage of the Pacific Games possible.
KVZK-TV also has a 6-member crew in Apia and they are focusing only on Team American Samoa. Their reports are aired on Channel 2 with the support of Talofa Airways that’s flying over their tapes of the Pacific Games.
Photo: L-R Fili Afoa Papu Asiasi, Malosi Lui, Apolosio Matautia Lui, Manino Magele and Tialuga Vince Iuli, Deputy Director, flank Warrior Samoan Princess at Opening Ceremony of Pacific Games.