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Written By : RACHNA LAL. After months of preparations, the day has finally arrived for the official launch of FBC TV today and this will be broadcast live from 7pm tonight.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) is urging viewers to tune in to FBC TV and be part of the glitz and glamour with a classic Hollywood theme as Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama officiates at the launch.
The addresses by Commodore Bainimarama and FBC chief executive officer Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be broadcast live as FBC TV enters a new chapter in television broadcasting for Fiji.
Gold FM Breakfast Show host Peceli Rokotuivuna and Miss FBC 2011 Amrita Priyadarshani will be guiding viewers through the event as commentators.
Viewers will get the opportunity to take a tour of the newly renovated FBC building as well as see the new developments.
There will also be spectacular entertainment with performances by Steve McComber and Déjà vu, Life-sized Oscars and Go Go Dancers.
In an earlier interview with Fiji Sun, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum had stressed that in terms of technology, FBC TV had positioned itself to be ready for the future.
“We did not undertake this project just for now but we have planned well for the future and the quality of the picture and the sound of FBC TV will be extremely clear,” he said.
In terms of programmes, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said there will be something for everyone ranging from children to housewives, to teenagers and also something for the entire family as well as adults.
“We will also have religious and international programmes, not just Bollywood and Hollywood, but we are looking beyond that.
“We are looking at newer contents from around the world just because we want to be able to show viewers the world without having them leave their homes,” he said.
Meanwhile motorists have also been advised of the closure of Carnavon Street in Suva as FBC will be using the whole street for celebrations.
The street will remain closed until early Saturday morning as preparations have begun for party to be happening all along Carnavon Street.
How can you tune into FBC TV?
For all of Fiji, you will need a VHF antenna except for Ba and Tavua where viewers will need UHF antenna.