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FIFA World Cup live on TV

Emoni Narawa
Friday, May 30, 2014

A NEW premium channel will air the FIFA World Cup next month.

This is after Mai TV and Fiji Television signed a commercial agreement to show all 64 matches live on Fiji TV through Sky Pacific.

Mai TV, the television broadcaster that bought the right to air the World Cup matches did not have a nationwide viewership.

And with many concerns raised by the football public who were eager to watch the World Cup, the two television companies agreed on terms, how the event could reach the whole of Fiji.

Marc Santos, the general manager for Mai TV said they were grateful to Fiji TV for coming on board to assist in the viewing of the world event.

"We're thankful to Fiji TV through Sky Pacific, the whole of Fiji can now watch the World Cup," he said.

"We're excited to be featured as the very first premium channel on Sky platform and we're very honoured to be part of that, with the by product of actually showing the FIFA World Cup to the rest of Fiji after our limitations on analog."

Fijian Holding Limited chief executive officer Nouzab Fareed said; "For the first time in the history of Fiji TV, we're launching a premium channel on Sky Pacific platform."

"This is a new channel where only premium programs will be shown.

"For 32 days we will be showing only Mai TV channels on this channel. We will launch this channel in June and because of this, our viewers can also watch the FIFA World Cup through Mai TV.

"The World Cup will be the first thing we will be airing on this premium channel."

He said only Fiji would be able to watch the World Cup in Brazil through the premium channel.

The World Cup is scheduled next month.





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