Malta to invest 30 mln euros in state broadcaster in 5 years

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VALLETTA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Maltese government is planning to invest 30 million euros (35.7 million U.S. dollars) to improve the content quality of the state-owned television station, Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister, Carmelo Abela, announced on Tuesday.

Abela, who is responsible for public broadcasting, explained that the investment will be made over the next five years with the ultimate aim being targeting a wider audience for Television Malta (TVM), the station run by the state-owned Public Broadcasting Services Limited (PBS) as well its radio station and online platform.

"We look forward to the implementation of the reform needed within PBS, both in relation to the organization as well as the quality and variety of content proposed," Abela said during the signing of an agreement between the government and PBS.

The agreement will lead to the provision of more resources which will improve the content proposed on PBS to reach a wider audience, including online. It will also mean a larger expenditure in relation to journalistic, sports and cultural programs.

This was a clear sign that the government believes in an independent public broadcaster which presents high-quality content, Abela said, adding that PBS, as a national broadcaster, is obliged to ensure and guarantee a balanced and impartial service. Enditem

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