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FBC, FRU Seal Skipper Cup Deal

FBC,  FRU Seal Skipper Cup Deal
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor (left) and Vimlesh Sagar, acting CEO and CFO of FBC sealing the deal in Suva on May 18, 2017. Photo: FRU Media
May 19
11:00 2017

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation  (FBC) and the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), have signed an agreement that will see the Skipper Cup Premiership 2017 matches aired and promoted through their multiple broadcast platforms. This includes FBC TV, FBC Radio, Online Streaming and other digital channels.

The partnership which will cover the duration of the FRU Skipper Cup Premiership Competition for 2017 marks another milestone achievement for FRU being the first time FRU has entered into an exclusive broadcast rights partnership agreement with television or radio broadcasters.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor highlighted the partnership is timely as FRU has recently restructured the Skipper Cup Premiership.

“One of the goals of FRU was to ensure matches were competitive and appealing to rugby fans across the nation so that we could grant exclusive rights and generate a revenue stream for FRU,”he said.

“The agreement this year also sets the bar for future broadcast rights partnerships and opportunities with FRU.

“We welcome FBC’s willingness to take up the broadcast rights to the Skipper Cup Premiership 2017. Through their broadcast and special programming, not only are we able to bring the Skipper Cup Premiership 2017 to the homes of many but it also provide FRU with a platform to promote the series and its partners.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank FBC for embarking on this mutually beneficial agreement.”

“FBC is committed to bringing our viewers and listeners the best in programming and broadcast. The Skipper Cup Premiership is a fantastic provincial rugby series which features teams from all over the nation.

“We are grateful to the FRU for granting us the exclusive broadcast rights and as a result, our team is working on an exciting mix of programmes both live and delayed to keep everyone up to date and engaged in the Skipper Cup Premiership 2017,”

Vimlesh Sagar, acting CEO and CFO of FBC said;

“FBC will be broadcasting weekend matches at 1pm every Sunday through its various channels to ensure maximum exposure and promotion of the Skipper Cup 2017. More schedules are slated to be released by FBC in the near future so rugby fans are aware when to tune into FBC TV and Radio stations.”

-FRU Media 

Edited by Osea Bola

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