• Short Summary

    A BRITISH COMPANY, OVERSEAS REDIFFUSION LIMITED, TODAY (THURSDAY) SIGNED A 25-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA TO PROVIDE MANAGERIAL, TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES TO THE LIBERIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION.

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    A BRITISH COMPANY, OVERSEAS REDIFFUSION LIMITED, TODAY (THURSDAY) SIGNED A 25-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA TO PROVIDE MANAGERIAL, TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES TO THE LIBERIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION.

    THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED IN LONDON. THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT WAS REPRESENTED BY THE HONOURABLE E. REGINALD TOWNSEND, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE LIBERIAN INFORMATION SERVICE. OTHERS TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WERE MR FRANCIS DENNIS, LIBERIAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRS, MR F.J. BELLCHAMBERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF REDIFFUSION LTD, AND MR H.S.L. DUNDAS, DIRECTOR OF OVERSEAS REDIFFUSION.

    OVERSEAS REDIFFUSION HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA SINCE THE END OF 1959, WHEN A COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE WAS ESTABLISHED IN MONROVIA. THAT VENTURE WAS OWNED AND FINANCED BY THE BRITISH COMPANY, WITH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT. WHEN, IN 1963, THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO ESTABLISH TELEVISION IN LIBERIA, OVERSEAS REDIFFUSION WAS AWARDED THE FRANCHISE. LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER AGREEMENT WAS REACHED, THE TELEVISION STATION WENT ON THE AIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2E5TYICX12BF8QK8N856B70YB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E5TYICX12BF8QK8N856B70YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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