Thursday, December 1, 2011

International Radio and Television of Equatorial Guinea Goes Live on the Web

Broadcast system reaches Equatoguineans Around the World via Internet

Equatorial Guinea has officially launched its International Radio and Television broadcasting system online.

The online portal’s programs will cover the West African nation’s most important news and use live streaming to make it easier for Equatoguineans around the world to obtain information about events in their country.

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism sees this initiative as a strong contribution to the nation’s effort to reach out beyond its borders.

“There are many Guineans who live in other parts of the world,” said Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism Jerónimo Osa Osa Ecoro. “We wanted to inform them, along with those interested in the country, about major events that are occurring at home like the African Summit.”

The government of Equatorial Guinea is making efforts to improve telecommunications in the country as a part of its overall plan to develop its infrastructure. The online streaming of its International Radio and Television will be carried out by the company GMS/UVEAUVEGE, which has the necessary technology for the live broadcast. The broadcast is transmitted to Spain via satellite and then relayed to a streaming server that distributes it online.

“We hope to continue to move forward in our efforts to increase public interest in Equatorial Guinea,” said Minister Osa Ecoro.