April 7th 2016 - New Premium sports channel added on Sky Pacific
Premium Rugby, Football and other sports action never seen in Fiji before now on TVWAN Sports channel.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – Digicel has announced that a new premium channel, TVWAN Sports, will be added on the Sky Pacific platform from tomorrow just one week after acquiring the Sky Pacific business. This announcement means Sky Pacific will now have 3 full time sports channels – Super Channel, ESPN, and TVWAN Sports.
TVWAN Sports is a full-time sports channel and will screen premium rugby content, top football competitions from Europe, the NRL from Australia and national domestic club and provincial rugby matches from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean said the new sports lineup is a result of research identifying sports content that our customers are interested in. “Sky Pacific holds the exclusive rights to rugby union’s popular Bledisloe Cup tests, the entire SANZAR Rugby Championships, Super Rugby and the ITM Cup rugby. A new channel was required to broadcast all the premium sports content that Digicel has secured for our customers. This week Sky Pacific will screen all Hong Kong 7s and Super Rugby matches live on Super Channel, TVWan Sports and TVWan.
“We are currently working to acquire more sports content, events and tournaments. These discussions are progressing well and once we sign these deals, we will make further announcements. We will also replace some channels on the Sky Pacific platform and announcements will be made over the coming months.”
TVWAN Sports can be viewed on Channel 50 on the Sky Pacific platform.
Digicel Group Limited (Digicel) is a leading provider of communications services in 31 markets in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions, where the company provides a comprehensive range of Mobile Communications, Business Solutions, Cable TV & Broadband and other related products and services to retail, corporate (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) and government customers.
Digicel offers HSPA+ or long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology (4G) in 30 markets and holds the number one mobile market position in 21 markets, with a mobile subscriber market share of more than 50% in 20 markets, as determined by internal company data.
Digicel launched mobile services in Jamaica, its first market, in 2001 and became the market leader there within 15 months of launch, based on a strategy that Digicel has since replicated successfully in several other markets. Digicel’s mobile subscriber base has grown from 0.4 million as of March 31, 2002 to 13.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate of 32.3%.
Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams and individuals including the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the West Indies cricket team.
For more information, visit www.digicelgroup.com