26 January 2013

South Sudan: HKS Expresses Interest to Raise SSTV to International Level

Shenzhen, China — Hong Kong Satellite Television International Media Group (HKS) has expressed interest to cooperate with South Sudan in bringing up SSTV to the international standards.

This was announced by HKS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Xue Jianhua yesterday while briefing Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the minister for Information and Broadcasting, who is on a tour of the HKS headquarters.

Mr Jianhua told the minister that if SSTV really wants to move towards the best standards in television production, then HKS is the right option and ever ready for all the possibilities. He also said he will soon send a special team to South Sudan to see how the television is being handled to give HKS a clue of which areas needs intervention.

Meanwhile Dr Benjamin identified program production, especially on wildlife and tourism, as an area of interest to help expose the animals in South Sudan internationally. He also urged the HKS to assist South Sudan in the areas of on-the-job-training to acquaint SSTV staff with the new digital technology.

HKS is an independent satellite media group operating from Shenzhen.

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