Walesi transmitter in Savusavu to boost coverage

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THE newly-commissioned Walesi Ltd transmitter site in Naveria, Savusavu, is expected to boost digital television coverage in the Savusavu area.

Walesi Ltd recently announced the launch in a statement saying their new site lay within the fringes of the Savusavu Town expanding the company’s Digital Terrestrial TV coverage footprint.

The statement described the expansion to the greater Savusavu area is an iconic achievement by Walesi since Savusavu had very minimal television coverage.

“The commissioning of this new transmission site in Savusavu has also expanded Digital TV coverage to Koro Island,” the statement said.

“Koro Island was worst hit by Cyclone Winston in 2016 and this new development should come as great news to the residents of the island.

“As a result of this expansion, residents of Savusavu and its surrounding areas are now able to enjoy eight local TV channels free.

“These include FBC TV, Fiji One, FBC Sports, Mai TV, Channel 2, FBC 2, Parliament Channel and Hope Channel.”

Meanwhile, Walesi Ltd’s acting chief executive officer Shivnesh Prasad said the initiative was a great one enhancing access to technologies and reducing the digital divide among Fijian communities.

Walesi set-top boxes are available at Walesi offices and authorised retail outlets including Courts, Tappoo, Universal Electronics and Vinod Patel & Co Ltd.

While the set-top boxes are retailed for $99, households with less than $30,000 annual income are eligible to acquire these set-top boxes at no cost.

Viewers would also need a UHF antenna to receive the Walesi Digital TV signal.

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