A new satellite station has been established that will beam TVK broadcasts of everything from comedy and news to Khmer karaoke to 126 nations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
The station also strengthens the TVK broadcast signal to reach all corners of the country for the first time. Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking at the station’s inauguration on Thursday, said the new technology would have “positive effects on poverty reduction and sustainable development in the country.”
The station cost the government $270,000. The government must also pay $156,250 every three months to lease the Thaicom-3 satellite. TVK broadcasts for nine hours Monday through Friday and for 17 hours on Saturday and Sunday.