TVBC-Tuvalu is geared toward new development
Tuvalu is a small archipelago in the Pacific Islands with a population of about 11,000 people only. It has two national radio networks, comprising AM Radio network covering all Tuvalu Islands and the FM radio covering the capital Funafuti only. Through its two radio channels, TVBC delivers comprehensive programs and services which reflect the interest of the people of Tuvalu. There is no television on the island and all programmes are broadcast in English and Tuvaluan.
BBC World radio service and Radio New Zealand International are also present in the media landscape of Tuvalu. However, TVBC’s mission is to put the Tuvaluans at the centre of its plans and activities. The public broadcaster is committed to deliver innovative, entertaining and trustworthy programs and services to the population.
TVBC wants to strengthen its presence on different platforms. They are presently discussing with the government different projects such as the improvement of internet connectivity, the introduction of television and the revival of some publication projects.
In its Strategic Plan 2017-2019, TVBC reiterates its commitment to prioritise learning and development activities to ensure the TVBC has leaders and staff who are skilled to face the challenges and opportunities of an ever changing, media environment, while providing high-quality content and services to the Tuvaluan audience. Key focus areas include leadership development, digital skills training, work health and safety training, editorial quality training, social media training and training support for major change projects.