April 1st 2016 - Digicel takes ownership of Sky Pacific
Friday April 1st, 2016 – Digicel today has become the new owner of the Pacific’s leading satellite Pay TV service provider, Sky Pacific. Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean while switching on the new Sky Pacific service for the first time under Digicel’s ownership said that this was historic for Fiji and a milestone for Digicel in the region.
“This is a big moment for Fiji as Digicel becomes the first international company to invest in a media business here since 2010. The amended media decree came into force last year which enabled us to invest in Pay TV and embark on a new chapter in the story of Digicel in this region. Sky Pacific has customers in 15 countries in the Pacific and is a unique platform for Digicel to broadcast our incredible sports properties and other entertainment to millions of customers across the region. Despite some restrictions, this acquisition of Sky Pacific will benefit all Fiji customers,” said Mr. McLean.
“Digicel offers the best in entertainment for our customers and will continue to raise the bar for Pay TV through Sky Pacific. Today also marks the introduction of a new channel in place of Fiji One – TVWAN, and next week TVWAN Sports will be added to the lineup. We will introduce other channel changes over the coming months.”
“The Digicel brand is already established as the leading Communications provider in the region and this is another step forward in our evolution into a total Communications and Entertainment provider. We are delighted that we will be able to provide customers with an enriched entertainment experience across multiple platforms. Our customers can now enjoy Fiji’s best mobile network, our Unwired 4G broadband, and the biggest and best Pay TV service all from Digicel.”
Digicel Group is a leading global communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.