Rugby League rights holds-up sale
September 1, 2015 7:21 pm
Rugby League rights are the only thing standing in the way of selling Fiji TV’s Papua New Guinea company, EM TV.
Telecom PNG has been in negotiations to buy out EMTV for some months.
Fijian Holdings Limited chair Nouzab Fareed says they have left Telecom PNG to negotiate with Rugby League and come back to them.
Fareed says the hold-up is that the Rugby League rights was only given to Fiji TV and if there is a change in ownership – those rights are lost.
“But as at this stage it is interact – so one sporting right is what is causing the problem – both parties are aware on what’s happening – so I am sure soon we will make an announcement on where we are going – on the right or wrong.”
Its understood that Digicel Play announced yesterday that they have secured the exclusive rights of the NRL to be broadcast in PNG.