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Sky Pacific launches 24-hour Premier League channel

Digicel has announced that a new channel, Premier League TV channel, will be added to the Sky Pacific platform beginning from late August. Premier League TV channel is a full-time Premier League coverage including a premium selection of games and live match day access. The world class studio generation will highlight an elegant line up with previous Premier […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

August 17, 2016 4:15 pm

Digicel has announced that a new channel, Premier League TV channel, will be added to the Sky Pacific platform beginning from late August.

Digicel Chief Executive Officer Darren Mclean. (Digicel)
Digicel Chief Executive Officer Darren Mclean. (Digicel)

Premier League TV channel is a full-time Premier League coverage including a premium selection of games and live match day access.

The world class studio generation will highlight an elegant line up with previous Premier League players and administrators on the board, facilitated via prepared moderators John Dykes, Manish Bhasin and Andy Townsend.

Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer Darren McLean said football fans should be delighted as Fiji and the Pacific Islands will get the first ever round the clock football channel dedicated to the Premier League.

MCLEAN: “Premier League football is one of the world’s most sought-after sports properties and bills itself as the ‘world’s most-watched league’ and is available in 900 million homes in 190 countries.”

He added that Sky Pacific customers will now have access to comprehensive Premier League matches, commentary, analysis, and unrivaled behind the scenes action, including documentaries and classic archive footage.

MCLEAN: “There will also be Live daily news bulletins highlighting training ground reports, manager and player interviews, match previews and shows such as Football Today and Fan Zone, which is exclusively for fans to call in via Skype or phone or send messages via social media platforms.”

Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ms Alison Burchell said that this is an important development and moves Fiji into the mainstream of service provision because as for many other countries in the world, this is a norm.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ms Alison Burchell during her welcoming ceremony at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Headquarters in Suva. PHOTO: Peni Shute/Newswire
Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ms Alison Burchell. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

BURCHELL: “Hopefully this initiative from Sky Pacific, we would be able to encourage people to get more active. We have role models in the Premier League and hope this will help in the development of Fiji and the youth in this country.”

Coverage for the 2016-2017 Premier League season kicked off on TVWAN Action featuring all the big teams and will continue to carry some matches, whilst the 24-hour Premier League channel will start airing on Sky Pacific after the conclusion of the Olympics coverage.

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