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Sky Pacific introduces new decoder with playback features

Sky Pacific announced the arrival of a new set-top box (decoder) with pause, record and rewind functionality. The new decoders will be available from the 4th of August. Existing customers will have to “trade-in” their existing decoders and pay $149. New customers will be able to sign up and purchase a new Sky system for […]

Calvin Prasad

July 28, 2016 8:56 am

Sky Pacific announced the arrival of a new set-top box (decoder) with pause, record and rewind functionality.

The new decoders will be available from the 4th of August. Existing customers will have to “trade-in” their existing decoders and pay $149. New customers will be able to sign up and purchase a new Sky system for $199.

Sky Pacific’s Charlotte Taylor trying out the new set top box. (Digicel).
Sky Pacific’s Charlotte Taylor trying out the new set-top box. (Digicel).

Digicel Fiji CEO, Darren McLean said this is a great new way for customers to experience television on their terms.

MCLEAN: “The new Sky boxes allow our clients to pause, record and rewind any show on the platform – meaning they will never miss a beat. A customer can now pause the action to answer their phone or attend to other chores in the house while watching their favourite show or even a live rugby match.”

Mr Mclean said Sky Pacific customers could also schedule recordings of their favourite programs using the new features and watch it when they want.

MCLEAN: “This is a fantastic new feature which allows Sky Pacific customers to get even more from their Sky subscription. Digicel promised to make some great improvements to Sky, and we continue to do this. Our research indicates that this new feature will be hugely popular with our customers.”

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