They are EMTV and Click Pacific Limited who have signed on as non exclusive domestic right holders for the 2015 Pacific Games.
EMTV will be PNG’s Lead Broadcaster of the 2015 Pacific Games. In this capacity they will be working closely with the Host Broadcaster in shared efforts to broadcast up to 24 hours a day coverage of the Pacific Games on free-to-air TV throughout PN, as well as streaming and mobile coverage.. EMTV 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.
CEO of EMTV and Media Niugini Ltd Bhanu Sud said, EMTV’s mass market television coverage across PNG means that our 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. On the 10th of September we will be launching an exciting show called the “Road to Port Moresby 2015 Games, which will feature progressive updates of preparations for the Games”.
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 Pacific Games, making it the first ever Games offered in HD.
Richard Broadbridge CEO of Click also added, “as a new Pay TV station the opportunity to join in the broadcast of the Games gives our 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”.
CEO of the 2015 Pacific Games Peter Stewart says both companies are investing significant resources into production in order that PNG viewers get maximum coverage of the Pacific Games, and they will be joined by other companies who will broadcast the Games outside of PNG to the rest of the Pacific and to the rest of the world.
“These two companies have demonstrated that there is a huge market and appetite for the Pacific Games in PNG. Between them almost 50 hours of Pacific Games coverage will be available every day to viewers. The people of PNG will be well served by the offerings these companies will provide—the excitement of Port Moresby will be shared across this great country “.
“The 2015 Pacific Games is for all of Papua New Guinea and coverage of the Games to as many parts of the country through the engagement of these broadcasters brings the Games right to peoples homes, making the Games truly Papua New Guinean”.
Announcement of the additional rights, including radio coverage is expected to be made in the next few weeks.