Pacific Islands

A raft of broadcast rights contracts signed for sailing’s 36th America’s Cup include deals with both public-service and pay-television broadcasters in Italy and the UK, as a priority is placed on maximum exp…

A new initiative has launched that will provide Pacific Island nations with access to sports coverage from Australian free-to-air commercial networks Seven, Nine and Ten, along with other content providers

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Singapore-based Melanesia Media Group has been named as host broadcaster of this year’s edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which will take place in the Samoan capital of Apia.

Commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has retained rights to the Rugby World Cup in the country

Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

Fiji-based pay-television broadcaster Sky Pacific has acquired English Premier League rights in Fiji and across the Pacific Islands in a new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22

The Uefa Champions League will be broadcast free-to-air in Fiji for the first time after the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation acquired selected rights starting in the 2018-19 season.

The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired rights across multiple markets in Asia to the Bellator mixed martial arts promotion.

Fijian pay-television broadcaster Sky Pacific has acquired a package of rights for rugby union games staged during the autumn Test tours.

Fijian commercial broadcaster FBC has secured rights in the country to the Top 14, the top division of club rugby union in France, and the International Cricket Council’s Champions Trophy national team competition.

New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.

Fijian commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has acquired rights to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Cricket Australia has signed rights deals in Fiji and Papua New Guinea for its national teams’ games and domestic Twenty20 competition the Big Bash League.

Fiji and Samoa will miss out on free-to-air coverage of rugby union matches from the Super Rugby, Rugby Championship and Mitre 10 Cup tournaments this year after a promised distribution deal failed to materialise.

Sky New Zealand’s renewal of Olympic Games rights last month is the latest in a string of long-term deals agreed by the International Olympic Committee.