A new partnership will provide a 24-hour free-to-air broadcast of Hope Channel in Kiribati.
Kiri-One TV and Hope Media Ministry (HMM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 23 to launch “Kiribati Hope Channel”, a new television service for Kiribati Mission (KM).
KM president Pastor Taabua Rokeatau expressed his excitement about the new partnership. “We praise the Lord. This is another major milestone in the history of the Church in Kiribati in the use of modern technology to help spread the message of hope here in this island paradise and the whole world.”
Kiribati Mission Media director Tarataake Angiraoi said that the new channel aims to provide a platform for the Kiribati Mission to share messages of hope in Jesus, health, family and youth programs with the local community.
The partnership between Kiri-1TV and Hope Media will enable the new channel to access a wide range of high-quality content from Hope Channel International, an Adventist Christian network that reaches millions of viewers worldwide. Plans for the future of the channel also include the production of local content by Hope Media Kiribati.
According to Trans Pacific Union Mission communications coordinator John Tausere, “the signing of the MOU between Kiri-1TV and Hope Media represents an exciting new chapter in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kiribati, as it continues to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of its members and the broader community.”