Namibia: NBC Gets Japanese programming money

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The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, NHK International, have signed an agreement aimed at improving the programmes broadcast on NBC television.

Of the 528 programmes funded to the tune of N$3 million (US$445,000), 367 are educational programmes on mathematics, science and puppet shows for the young, while the rest are lifestyle, technology and cultural programmes. The General Manager of NBC Radio Services, Umbi Kauraihe-Upi, said the NBC had already decided which programmes were suitable and relevant to Namibian viewers and it was only a matter of time before they would be screened countrywide.

(The Namibian (Windhoek), 23 November 2007)