Host broadcaster signed for Pacific Games

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.

MMG will be tasked with finding slots for highlights coverage and providing a platform for online content, as well as securing production equipment and staff to ensure the Games reaches the widest audience possible. The agreement is set to deliver live and highlights coverage of the Games across the Pacific Islands, including Australia and New Zealand.

Falefata Hele Ei Matatia, chief executive of the Pacific Games Office, said: “MMG was awarded the contract based on its demonstrated track record in performing host broadcast duties for previous Games and festivals.

“Broadcasting the Games is no small task and will require support from across the region. MMG has prior experience in negotiating rights and is a regional specialist to have the Games covered well, even with the short amount of time available.”

The Games will run from July 7-20.