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Pacific Games TV coverage

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TWO domestic television broadcasters have signed on as non-exclusive domestic right holder for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

EMTV and Click Pacific Limited will be providing coverage for the game and also leading up to the game next year,

EMTV will be PNG's lead broadcaster of the 2015 Pacific Games and will be the exclusive broadcaster of the opening and closing ceremonies in PNG.

They will also be streaming coverage through the internet and to mobile applications in a capacity of working closely with the host broadcaster.

In a statement yesterday, EMTV and Media Niugini Ltd CEO Bhanu Sud says EMTV's mass market television coverage across PNG means that their people will be able to watch and enjoy the performance of team PNG at the Games.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring to our countrywide viewers first class games coverage, featuring daily highlights and analysis of Team PNG across all sporting disciplines.

Click Pacific Limited will be the 2015 Pacific Games Channel and will be broadcasting up to 24 hours a day of games on Pay TV throughout PNG and the Pacific.

Click Pacific, a new television company who will be launching their new service in PNG in October, will offer its subscribers high definition coverage of the games, making it the first ever games offered in HD.

Click CEO Richard Broadbridge said that as a new pay TV station the opportunity to join in the broadcast of the games gave the company a great marketing platform.

"We are very confident that the subscribers who sign up for our service will appreciate the unique coverage and programming that a Pay TV station such as Click will provide."

2015 Pacific Games CEO Peter Stewart said both companies invested significant resources into production in order that PNG viewers get maximum coverage of the Pacific Games, and they would be joined by other companies who would broadcast the Games outside of PNG to the rest of the Pacific and to the rest of the world.

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