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PY Media started as Ernabella Video and Television (EVTV) in the early 1980s in Ernabella community (Pukatja), north-western South Australia. EVTV was initiated as a way to curb the saturation of commercial TV services with the launch of AUSAT. EVTV became the place to go to document or record culture or anything that was of interest to the individual.
In 1987 members of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands decided that it was necessary to develop the same services provided by EVTV in all communities across the APY Lands. PY Media was incorporated as the regional body to assist communities to develop their own community media centres. In the mid 1990s PY Media moved out of Ernabella to Umuwa to set up a regional office that enabled fair representation for all communities on the APY Lands.
Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media we record stories, interviews and meetings, produce and record music and run Radio 5NPY broadcasting across the APY Lands. All are designed to keep Anangu informed of the work of organisations on the APY Lands and the world around us and to keep people happy with a diverse collection of music and other audio content for broadcast on the radio. PY Media also provide audio and text translation services.