FBC secures exclusive broadcast rights for Digicel Premier League

February 3, 2022 12:40 pm

The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation has entered into a new era of sports and will be the exclusive broadcaster for the Digicel Premier League for the next three years.

This will be the first time selected DPL matches will be aired live on television through the FBC Pop Up pay-per-view channel on the Walesi platform.

FBC Chief Executive, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this has been a long time coming and they’re happy to bring some form of football back to Fiji through its platform.

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“Nothing brings the people of Fiji together as sports do. You all have seen it the way the country get together for our 7s teams or any of our national teams and if we can develop that and enhance that feeling that we have for other sports within the realms of soccer as well then I think we will be giving back to the country as well. But the fact of the matter is, it is not always about money, we are national broadcasting, it is within our ethos to do not only what we can but to ensure that we do things to bring the country together.”

Fiji FA President, Rajesh Patel says this is an easy and convenient way to bring football to the comfort of the homes of Fijians.

“We have been wanting this since we started the live streaming and from there onwards we were looking at local coverage too. We had given one Fiji FACT to see the viewership and everything and FBC was coming outside. We wanted a platform to ensure that everyone benefits from it.”

FBC Chief Executive, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (Left) with Fiji FA President, Rajesh Patel

The first round of the DPL is set to kick off next week.