THE 2023 Pacific Games Organising Committee (GOC) has announced that Fiji Television Limited (FIJI TV) has acquired the broadcast rights for the Sol2023 Pacific Games in Fiji.
FIJI TV will provide free to air coverage on Fiji One as well as on its second channel, Na Lololo and will cover the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and a large number of sports throughout the two weeks Games.
FIJI TV will be providing Host Broadcast services in the form of crew and equipment to help cover the Games, in exchange for the Broadcast rights.
General Manager for FIJI TV, Sitiveni Halofaki said “We are proud to continue the long tradition of the broadcast of the Pacific Games in Fiji. The Pacific Games are a huge draw in Fiji, and providing our viewers with coverage of Fijian athletes competing against the best in the Pacific is a huge draw. We are pleased to be able to contribute to the Host Broadcast team, to ensure great coverage of the Games from Honiara this November.”
Sol2023 under the direction of the Games Organising Committee, will be undertaking the Host Broadcast of the Games and will cover all 24 sports in a variety of means.
As the Host Broadcaster, Sol2023 will produce a daily programme of 8-10 hours of coverage known as the World Feed which will be made available to FIJI TV and other rights holders across the Pacific.
Additionally, all rights holders will be able to produce their own coverage utilising the live venue feeds to highlight specific athlete performances from any of the 24 nations competing in the Games.
GOC’s Chief Executive, Peter Stewart, said “FIJI TV has been involved in almost every Pacific Games since the broadcasting of the Pacific Games was initiated, and that the commitment to the Host Broadcast team will ensure great coverage of the Games as the FIJI TV crew have tremendous skills and experience, which will help bring the excitement of the Games to homes across Fiji and indeed the whole Pacific.”
The Host Broadcaster will produce over 1000 hours of coverage during the 2023 Pacific Games.
Meanwhile, more details on coverage, rights holders as well as coverage in Solomon Islands will be forthcoming in the next month.