August 17th 2016 - Sky Pacific launches first 24-hour Exclusive British Premier League channel
Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 – Sky Pacific today announced a 24/7 Premier League TV channel which will be available for the first time in Fiji and the Pacific, starting from late August.
Sky Pacific subscribers can look forward to enjoying comprehensive coverage of the Premier League including a premium selection of games and live match day access. The world class studio production will feature a star studded line up with former Premier League players and managers on the panel, hosted by seasoned presenters John Dykes, Manish Bhasin and Andy Townsend.
Digicel Fiji CEO, Darren McLean said, football fans should be delighted as Fiji and the Pacific Islands will get the first ever round-the-clock football channel dedicated to the Premier League.
"Premier League football is one of the world's most sought-after sports properties and bills itself as the ‘world’s most-watched league’ and is available in 900 million homes in 190 countries.
“Our customers will now have access to comprehensive Premier League matches, commentary, analysis, and unrivalled behind the scenes action, including documentaries and classic archive footage. There will also be Live daily news bulletins highlighting training ground reports, manager and player interviews, match previews and shows such as Football Today and Fan Zone, which is exclusively for fans to call in via Skype or phone or send messages via social media platforms.”
Permanent Secretary for Youth & Sport Alison Burchell commented “I think for Fiji, this is a very important development and moves Fiji into the mainstream of service provision because as for many other countries in the world, this is a norm. Hopefully this initiative from Sky Pacific, we would be able to encourage people to get more active. We have role models in the Premier League and hope this will help in the development of Fiji and the youth in this country.
Coverage for the 2016 – 2017 Premier League season kicked off on TVWAN Action featuring all the big teams and will continue to carry some matches, whilst the 24-hour Premier League channel will start airing on Sky Pacific after the conclusion of the Olympics coverage.
About Digicel Group:
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 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 grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
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.