Financial viability of church-run EFKS TV under scrutiny

The financial viability of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s (C.C.C.S.) television Network, called EFKS TV, was brought under the microscope last week at the Church’s annual conference.

EFKS TV was launched in May 2013 at a cost, which has been variously reported, to be between half a million  and 1.1 tala.

The money was provided by  members and the Council for World Mission in Singapore and London.

During the discussion at Malua, some members of the church expressed concerns at the costs of running the station. Some of them doubted that it could be profitable.

However, the Church leaders are optimistic. Secretary General, Reverend Elder Dr. Iutisone Salevao, believes the Network will generate revenue in the coming years.

The Samoa Observer reports that an internal document says that the actual income from the TV station fell short of the amount predicted.

The document also recommended a reduction in the number of staff employed by EFKS TV.



Additional reading

News category: Asia Pacific.

Tags: , , ,