Fiji Television is the South Pacific’s premier television service provider, providing television services to the Fiji Islands, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island countries. The company’s stable of stations include Fiji One, Sky Fiji, Sky Pacific and EMTV in Papua New Guinea.
Fiji One and EMTV are free-to-view services while Sky Fiji is a terrestrial pay service, carrying Fiji One and three additional pay channels — Sky Entertainment, Sky Plus and Sky Sports. Sky Pacific is Fiji TV’s encrypted direct-tohome digital satellite delivered service, currently carrying 14 pay channels, one pay-per-view channel, one free-to-view channel, Fiji One, and eight radio channels.
Established in June 1994, Fiji TV was granted a 12-year licence in 2000 to provide free-to-air and pay-TV services in Fiji. Sky Fiji, encompassing Sky Plus, Sky Entertainment and Sky Sports, was set up in 1996. In late 2004, the company started trials for Sky Pacific. This was released to the market in April 2005, pushing Fiji TV’s coverage from 85 percent to 100 percent of the Fiji Islands.
As part of its expansion plans into the Pacific region, Fiji TV acquired 100 percent shares in Media Niugini Limited, the parent company of EMTV, from Australia’s Channel 9 in late 2004.