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Fiji TV to offer DTH in the Pacific Ocean Region

Fiji TV will use capacity on the Intelsat 19 video neighbourhood, to offer direct-to-home (DTH) services to customers across the Pacific Ocean region, which includes Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. They have partnered with Intelsat on a long term basis for its services.

According to Digital TV News, Fiji TV also renewed its video contribution requirements and capacity for its subsidiary Media Niugini Limited, which operates EMTV, a commercial, free-to-view channel that is uplinked from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. EMTV is Papua New Guinea’s only free-to-view channel.

Fiji TV offers Sky Pacific, a Pay TV service uplinked from Suva, Fiji, that offers such channels as Fiji One, Discovery, CNN and BBC World. With its new MPEG-4 platform on Intelsat 19, the agreement will enable Fiji TV to add programming to its current package, providing viewers dozens of channels of compelling content.

Intelsat 19 provides C- and Ku-band capacity for media, government and network services customers in the western United States and Asia-Pacific regions. It also carries three Ku-band mobility beams that provide maritime and aeronautical customers with reliable connectivity throughout the northern and southwestern Pacific Ocean region. Intelsat’s global broadband mobility platform is scheduled for completion in early 2013.