It is nearly kick off time with Digicel Play broadcasting the first PNG professional rugby league match for 2016 this Saturday when the SP Hunters take on the Penrith Panthers in a pre-season trial game.
The match will be the first game held at the newly built National Football Stadium in Port Moresby and will be played under lights.
The game will be shown on TVWAN Rugby from 5.30pm.
Late last year Digicel announced that from 2016 Digicel Play will extend its football broadcast to also include the NRL Premiership League,
The State of Origin Series, The All Stars Match, the ANZAC test and the under 20’s games.
Broadcasting football on the TVWAN digital network means the games can be viewed from all over PNG bringing local and international rugby league matches into everyone’s homes.
TVWAN program producer, Marie Sakumai, said the network had a crew of 25 specialists working to make sure everyone has a good view of all the action.
“We will be using five cameras to ensure we capture every angle and our commentators, Dennis Kosam, Terry Longbut and Stephen Dawanincura, will be calling all the action from the broadcast box and sideline,” she said.
The Digicel Play team broadcasting the game have extensive experience having broadcasted all Hunters home matches last year in Kokopo, Digicel Cup matches in Port Moresby and Kokopo, and some major international day and night matches.
“Digicel’s TVWAN network with Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and our satellite technology which allows Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcast, means Digicel Play is providing 100% coverage of the NRL for the people of PNG,” Digicel CEO Maurice McCarthy said. The National/ ONEPNG