THE first free live English Premier League matches in the country will be shown on Saturday.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation TV announced they would begin airing live and free EPL games from this weekend beginning with the Liverpool versus Newcastle United match on Saturday night.
They also announced the two major sponsors who had come on board to financially assist with the broadcasting of the competition.
FBC chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed MH Homemakers and Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) had signed on to give the people of Fiji a taste of international soccer for free.
"This is a big deal for us and once we got the go ahead (acquired the rights), our sales team worked very hard to find us sponsors for this," he said.
"MH Homemaker and TFL have put their hands up to sponsor the broadcast of EPL for the soccer loving people of Fiji."
He said Liverpool versus Newcastle United match would be aired at 11.45pm and the Manchester United versus Southampton match at 2am.
TFL chief executive Mothilal De Silva said they were happy to be associated with FBC TV.
"When the proposal was brought up, we readily accepted," he said.
MH Homemaker comes under Carpenters Fiji Limited and their director retail/marketing, Sabaratnam Kunaseelan said this would be their way of repaying their customers.
"This is our way of thanking our loyal consumers and we know everybody loves EPL so basically this is for everyone in Fiji," he said.