A new entrant in PNG’s television market has been awarded Pacific Islands FIFA rights including next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Click Pacific Limited, which has been granted national pay and free to air TV licenses by the PNG licensing authority NICTA, was awarded sole TV rights to FIFA TV content between December 2013 and July 2014 by rights holder MP&Silva.
Click Pacific Limited was formed in February 2013 and is the brainchild of PNG investors along with Mai TV Fiji founder and Click Pacific Managing Director Richard Broadbridge.
“We are delighted that after a thorough tender process we were awarded these rights. For a start–‐up PNG company, this goes a long way towards stamping PNG’s mark as a major player in content acquisitions and sales”, Broadbridge said.
Click Pacific has been granted the right to sublicense and broadcast several FIFA events in 14 Pacific Island territories. These include FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti this December, U–‐17 World Cup, U–‐17 Women’s World Cup, U–‐20 Women’s World Cup and the largest event on earth FIFA World Cup next June.
“We are pleased to be working with Click Pacific and are confident that they will distribute all the FIFA content in a comprehensive and innovative manner to football fans across the pacific territories.” Said Ahmed Schaefer VP Acquisitions & Strategic Partnerships MP&Silva.
Click Pacific hasn’t announced it’s own launch date and is currently focusing on ensuring as many people as possible across the Pacific Islands get to watch the prestigious event LIVE from Brazil.
The company says its TV service Click TV will make an announcement shortly in regards to its offering to Papua New Guinea.
“Over the next few weeks the sublicense process will take place across the region and will involve TV stations which can deliver on certain minimum requirements set by FIFA. Our role will be to ensure these events get maximum mileage and that broadcasters as well as viewers benefit from being part of this great content”, Broadbridge added.
Click Pacific is a PNG registered business with broadcast licenses for Papua New Guinea. The founders of the company have over twenty years’ experience
In television content management and have successfully acquired and distributed
Major international events including FIFA, SANZAR, Rugby League World Cup, Olympic Games, NRL, Pacific Games, PGA Golf, OFC and Festival of Pacific Arts. For enquiries please contact: email@example.com
MP & Silva is an international media rights company based in London, with 15 offices around the globe. The company manages sports TV rights for a range of international sporting events and distributes around 10,000 hours of programming to some 500 broadcasters globally. The company’s portfolio includes FIFA World Cup rights, Europe’s top leagues in football, Grand Slam tennis, motor racing, handball, baseball, volleyball, boxing and the Asian Games. For enquiries please contact: Ahmed@mpsilva.com