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Digicel takes ownership of Sky Pacific

Digicel today has become the new owner of the Pacific’s leading satellite Pay TV service provider, Sky Pacific.   Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean while switching on the new Sky Pacific service for the first time under Digicel’s ownership said that this was historic for Fiji and a milestone for Digicel in […]

Peni Shute

April 1, 2016 3:08 pm

Digicel today has become the new owner of the Pacific’s leading satellite Pay TV service provider, Sky Pacific.  

Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean while switching on the new Sky Pacific service for the first time under Digicel’s ownership said that this was historic for Fiji and a milestone for Digicel in the region.

Digicel Fiji CEO Darren McLean with Fiji TV CEO Geoffrey Smith at the Sky Pacific control room. (Digicel Fiji)
Digicel Fiji CEO Darren McLean with Fiji TV CEO Geoffrey Smith at the Sky Pacific control room. (Digicel Fiji)

This is a big moment for Fiji as Digicel becomes the first international company to invest in a media business here since 2010.  The amended media decree came into force last year which enabled us to invest in Pay TV and embark on a new chapter in the story of Digicel in this region.

Sky Pacific has customers in 15 countries in the Pacific and is a unique platform for Digicel to broadcast our incredible sports properties and other entertainment to millions of customers across the region.

Mr. McLean said despite some restrictions, the acquisition of Sky Pacific will benefit all Fiji customers.

Digicel offers the best in entertainment for our customers and will continue to raise the bar for Pay TV through Sky Pacific.  Today also marks the introduction of a new channel in place of Fiji One – TVWAN, and next week TVWAN Sports will be added to the lineup.  We will introduce other channel changes over the coming months.

Mr. McLean said  the Digicel brand is already established as the leading Communications provider in the region and this is another step forward into a total Communications and Entertainment provider.

We are delighted that we will be able to provide customers with an enriched entertainment experience across multiple platforms. Our customers can now enjoy Fiji’s best mobile network, our Unwired 4G broadband, and the biggest and best Pay TV service all from Digicel.

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