The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) has signed a four-year agreement with the Fest’Napuan Association to provide live coverage of the event across all its media platforms – Radio Vanuatu, Paradise FM, and Television Blong Vanuatu. The coverage will also be re-broadcast on Channel 56 on Canal-Plus and on Facebook Live.
Announcing the new sponsorship deal, the national broadcaster’s Chief Executive Officer, Francis Herman, said Fest’Napuan is an important cultural and musical extravaganza that has gained international recognition as the largest musical festival in the Pacific.
CEO Herman stated that this year’s festival is based around the theme of protecting our environment and again VBTC plays a pivotal role in supporting all climate change-related initiatives .
Responding to VBTC’s involvement in Fest’Napuan the chairperson of this year’s organising committee, Richard Shing, welcomed VBTC’s support and commented it’s good to formalise what has previously been an ad hoc arrangement with VBTC.
The Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation owns a National Radio Service called Radio Vanuatu, two commercial FM Station Paradise FM in Port Vila and Halo FM in Luganville and a National Television Service free to Air Television Blong Vanuatu.