The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation is Fiji’s national radio and TV broadcaster. It traces its history back to 1935 when radio transmission first began in Fiji.
The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation today operates six FM radio stations, two in each of the three major languages (iTaukei, Hindustani and English). The iTaukei stations are Radio Fiji One and Bula FM. The Hindustani stations are Radio Fiji Two and Mirchi FM and the English stations are Gold FM and 2day FM.
Radio Fiji One and Radio Fiji Two play a specific public service broadcasting role with a 100% coverage of Fiji through its added AM service. In November 2011 the FBC completed the biggest broadcast development project ever in Fiji with the complete overhaul of all its transmission sites, construction of new transmission sites, extensive refurbishment of its offices and radio stations and also ventured into a free to air television service … a first for the national broadcaster.
Now boasting a terrestrial FM radio and TV coverage of 94% of Fiji’s population, FBC in a few short months has made a tremendous positive impact in the lives of all Fijians.
FBC has also sourced at great cost commercial international entertainment programs and has also very quickly developed local information and entertainment shows including its own daily news service in April 2012.
As the national broadcaster FBC takes very seriously its public service broadcast responsibility which is reflected in not only our radio and TV content but also in our work ethic.
FBC is among a very small group of global broadcasters that has struck a fine balance between public service broadcasting and a commercial service to ensure not only its viability and survival in the future but to also stay true to its public service broadcasting roots.
The FBC is wholly government owned with a board of directors appointed by its shareholders.