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A-G: No Licence Granted To Digicel Yet For SKY Pacific

Government has confirmed it has not yet granted a licence to Digicel Fiji which will allow it to take over pay television operations of SKY Pacific. The Attorney-General and Minister
01 Oct 2015 09:39

Government has confirmed it has not yet granted a licence to Digicel Fiji which will allow it to take over pay television operations of SKY Pacific.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, confirmed this.

He said statements made by Digicel Fiji in regards to the acquisition of SKY Pacific Service, a division of Fiji TV, prior to being issued the appropriate license by the Fijian Government, was inappropriate.

“As a foreign based company, Digicel must obtain a license to provide subscription based pay television services – in line with the Media Industry Development Decree,” he said.

“Digicel has applied for a licence to the Ministry of Communications, however, this license has not been approved for issue.

“The licence is being considered by the Ministry and a decision will be made in due course.

“Until such time, no statements should be made regarding the operational control of or any content to be shown by Sky Pacific Service.

“It is premature for Digicel to announce any programming or content materials before the issuance of a license. Any such statement can prejudice and pre-empt Government’s authority in this matter and is highly inappropriate.”

rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 




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