Football | SPORTS

FBC Deal Stays, Says Yusuf

Despite the approval of having 80 per cent capacity specta­tors at sporting venues, the Fijian Broadcasting Corpora­tion (FBC) television will still air live three Digicel Premier League matches each week through pay per view.
09 Feb 2022 12:30
FBC Deal Stays, Says Yusuf
Labasa defender Lino Iliesa kicks towards Taniela Waqa during their match against Navua at the Uprising Sports Centre in Pacific Harbour, Deuba on March 15, 2021. Labasa will take on Nasinu at 12pm at ANZ Stadium on Sunday while Navua will host Nadroga at the Uprising Sports Complex in Pacific Harbour at 3pm. Photo: Leon Lord

Despite the approval of having 80 per cent capacity specta­tors at sporting venues, the Fijian Broadcasting Corpora­tion (FBC) television will still air live three Digicel Premier League matches each week through pay per view.

The lifting of the no spectator re­strictions announcement was made on Sunday by Acting Prime Minis­ter Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum now that 90 per cent of targeted population has been fully vaccinated.

“Indoor and outdoor sporting events, including competitive sports, may be held with spectators at 80 per cent capacity provided those spectators wear masks,” Sai­yed-Khaiyum said.

Fiji Football Association chief ex­ecutive officer, Mohammed Yusuf has confirmed that the matches will be aired live on the FBC TV Pop Up Channel when the competition kicks off this weekend.

There are three packages: a single game package is $6, double header package is $10 and the yearly package of $300 includes about 54 match­es.

“The pay per view agree­ment will go ahead regard­less,” Yusuf said.

“We are happy with the Sunday announcement. We should be entering the green level now.

Prices will defer slightly for overseas viewers, however, local subscriptions can be paid through any of the local payment system like MPAISA and MyCash.

A certain percentage will be di­rected to the respective district teams, this will depend on the num­ber of viewers.

Meanwhile draws for Round One of the Digicel Premier League this Sunday; Suva’s ANZ Stadium will host a triple header where Nasinu will open its campaign against La­basa at 12pm. Rewa take on Ba at 2pm followed by an official opening at 4pm. Suva will then battle Lau­toka at 4.30pm.

Nadi will face Tailevu Naitasiri at Prince Charles Park at 3pm while Navua will host Nadroga at the Up­rising Sports Complex in Pacific Harbour at 3pm.

The triple header package will cost $15 for local viewers on the FBC TV Pop Up Channel, while for overseas viewers it will cost them US$30.

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