Broadcast System Reaches Equatoguineans Around the World via Internet
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Jeronimo 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.
About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (La Republica de Guinea Equatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late 1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.
SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea