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Prominent Asia-Pacific broadcasting executive receives Order of Fiji

Veteran television executive Ken Clark has received his Officer of the Order of Fiji (OF) medal, for distinguished service to the island nation. 

Canadian-born Mr Clark was given the award for his contribution to the development of Fiji TV Limited and the television industry both in Fiji and the Pacific. In 2012 he left Fiji TV where he had been General Manager International and CEO for Media Niugini Ltd in Papua New Guinea.

Mr Clark was also Vice President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, and in congratulating him in April 2012 the CBA said that, having lived in Fiji since 1999, “he has represented Fiji on the global stage and is recognised for his ‘immeasurable economic contribution’ to the country”.

Mr Clark’s broadcasting career has included numerous senior positions, and he was responsible for the founding of Sky Pacific, the direct-to-home satellite service in Fiji. Prior to his work in Fiji, Mr Clark had worked at TV New Zealand and at CBC in his homeland Canada, where he had founded Eastern Canada’s first independent television broadcasting station – Maritime Independent Television (MITV) – now Global Maritimes.