The BBS broadcast the coronation to more than sixty thousand households that have a television set. Television was not introduced to Bhutan until 1999 and is still a government-controlled novelty. Our cameras followed Bhutanese Broadcasting Service crews and two producers throughout the Coronation ceremonies, to eavesdrop on their interviews and coverage.
Bhutan Telecom is on the cutting edge of the cyber technology that will allow Bhutan to connect to the global community. Jichen Thinley is certain that the Internet will enhance Bhutan’s policy of Gross National Happiness. The Internet has become big business in Bhutan.