Television Blong Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s national TV broadcaster

Television Blong Vanuatu, the country’s first television station, was established in 1992.

TBV takes our news and stories to the nation. It produces and broadcasts news, current affairs, entertainment programs and sports from Vanuatu and around the world.

Meet the TBV team

Daniel Rick Malao

Rick leads the VBTC television team as Executive Producer. He’s a seasoned television producer who has spent the past decade working for his own production company and rejoined VBTC in early 2020. He’s from Nguna and Tongoa.

Moses Cakau

Moses is an acclaimed television producer. His stage name is Biggaman, something he inherited well before his stint as a DJ on Paradise 98FM. Moses is an entrepreneur from Tongoa in the Shepherd group of islands.

Joseph Toms

‘Soso’ as he is affectionally known as, is the in-house comedian. There’s never a dull moment with this ‘jack of all trades’. While he’s primarily a cameraman, he also doubles up as video editor, producer, director, driver, and master story teller. He’s from Tongoa.

How to view TBV

From March 2020, TBV has been broadcasting across the whole of Vanuatu.

It is available free-to-air using a TV roof antennae and is also available on basic Canal Plus packages in Vanuatu.

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Phillip Merika

Philip is a master of the camera and news production. He is the key behind editing the major television news bulletins. He is meticulous and great at his job. He’s from the Banks in the north of Vanuatu.

Samuel Nambi

Samuel is our television graphics expert. He’s also an accomplished musician and is as good on the lead guitar as he is on the keyboard of his computer creating out amazing VBTC graphics. He’s from Tanna Island.

Willie Nambi

Willie is brother to Samuel and also hails from Tanna. He’s a television cameraman. He has a strong interest in working for the welfare of his community at Etas on the outskirts of the capital Port Vila and brings his strong social conscience to his work.

Prisca Vire

Prisca is a seasoned video producer and editor who’s constantly scanning the internet for great stories to put on local television. She loves her food but somehow never manages to put on weight. She’s from Ambae.

Terry Thomas

Terry hails from Eratap on the outskirts of the capital Port Vila. While his substantive role is video producer and editor, he’s also an amazing graphic artist and cameraman.

Jonathan Wellin

Jonathan is a seasoned tourist guide and joined us as a video editor and producer. He is never short of ideas and is always willing to lend a hand to any colleague needing help. He’s from Banks.
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