AUSTRALIA, FRANCE TV BROADCASTERS INK DEAL

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ABC International, France Televisions to partner

PAPEETE, Tahiti (Tahitipresse, Jan. 27, 2011) – ABC International and France Televisions have signed an agreement on Thursday morning, in Papeete in French Polynesia. This will lead to more exchanges between the two media organizations.

"This will give us the ability to cover more issues in the region", ABC-Radio Australia Chief Executive Office Mike McCluskey explained.

He underlined the "great advantages" of this kind of cooperation.

McCluskey signed the agreement with Jean Reveillon, in charge of international affairs for France Televisions.

Polynesia First, Caledonia First and also Wallis First are three stations based in the region related to the France Televisions group.

This will led to more footage sent from the three French territories in the Pacific to ABC.

And the French territories will also have more exchanges with this Australian media organization.

More relationships between could also mean more training opportunities, Walles Kotra, from France Televisions, explained.

Kotra also stressed the fact that this happened during the FIFO, the Annual Pacific International Documentary Film Festival in Papeete.

FIFO has also been created to enhance relationships between Pacific countries, Kotra said.

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