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Council to Meet Fiji TV

Nationwide uproar by Sky Pacific subscribers promps consumer watchdog to seek answers litia cava suva The Consumer Council of Fiji will be meeting with the Fiji Television today to discuss
06 Aug 2014 07:33

Nationwide uproar by Sky Pacific subscribers promps consumer watchdog to seek answers

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The Consumer Council of Fiji will be meeting with the Fiji Television today to discuss the issue of the withdrawal of nine of its popular channels on its Sky Pacific service.
The council has been prompted by the never-ending phone calls, letters and complaints received from Sky Pacific subscribers on claims by Fiji Television that viewers were consulted extensively before the announcing the change.
A press release by council chief executive officer Premila Kumar said: “The reality is that the subscribers were kept in the dark and the changes in channels were made by barely giving three day’s notice.”
About 20,000 Sky Pacific subscribers are still questioning as to when and how were they consulted regarding the change. Consumer Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Premila Kumar says it is clear that neither the consumers nor the council was ever consulted by the operators of Sky Pacific.
“Subscribers are calling for Fiji Television Limited to come out clean and explain why they brought the changes to the channel line-up,” she said.
The council, she said, would not give up for justice for the customers and would like Fiji Television to restore at least some of the nine channels they had taken off air since there is certainly no substitute to the world-renown channels like BBC, Nat Geo Wild, Star Plus, Cartoon Network and others which were once enjoyed by both the young and old viewers.
When contacted on the matter yesterday, Fiji Television’s producer Epeli Vakatawa said they would comment on this matter after today’s meeting.
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