Fiji Time: 10:33 PM on Tuesday 16 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

TV station to air live matches of German soccer

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, January 09, 2014

GERMAN soccer fans in the country have a reason to celebrate after a local television company secured the rights to air one of the world's popular football league competitions.

Mai TV Fiji Limited has secured the rights to air the Bundesliga competition which features the reigning UEFA Champions Bayern Munich.

Mai TV will air the remaining matches of the 2013/14 season and the 2014/15 season.

Mai TV received the rights from DFL Sports Enterprises which is the international agents for the competition and a subsidiary of the Bundesliga itself.

"We are extremely happy to have secured this agreement and are so looking forward to bringing all these wonderful matches to viewers here in Fiji," Mai TV's general manager Marc Santos said in a statement.

"This will be the first time to have the prestigious competition televised in the Pacific islands and I believe its confirmation that Fiji's great love for football has been noticed internationally."

Mai TV already has rights to several FIFA events in Fiji in 2013/14 including the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the Under -17 World Cup, the U17 Women's World Cup, the U20 Women's World Cup and the largest event on earth, the FIFA World Cup in June.

"We are in discussions with both FBC and Fiji TV about a shared broadcast platform for the FIFA World Cup to ensure everyone can enjoy the tournament in their homes, so we are just so excited to have been given the chance to present the Bundesliga in the same," Santos added.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62370.6047
JPY 56.044253.0442
GBP 0.36250.3545
EUR 0.40920.3972
NZD 0.69370.6607
AUD 0.63290.6079
USD 0.50360.4866

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. ATSET: Nothing to hide
  2. 'Death traps'
  3. Family laments untimely loss
  4. Amnesty keeps watch on ATS impasse
  5. Bad start to 2018
  6. A-G: No pay decrease
  7. Forbes ready for 7s festival
  8. Taveuni accident lands two in hospital
  9. Businesses caught off guard
  10. Parliament sitting moved to March

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fitting farewell for Bill Friday (12 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. Village bylaws consultation suspended Wednesday (10 Jan)
  4. Kubuabola laid to rest Thursday (11 Jan)
  5. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. Blessings from above Thursday (11 Jan)
  7. Air NZ confirms incident Friday (12 Jan)
  8. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  9. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  10. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)