Hot Off the Press Release: Sky to Screen Samoa Pacific Games


The Samoa Pacific Games will screen for the first time on NZ TV when Sky airs eight hours of live daily coverage from July 7-20.

Here’s the full press release:

While the temperatures continue to dive in New Zealand, it’s about to get even hotter in Samoa with the 16th Pacific Games, broadcast LIVE in New Zealand for the first time!

Sky Sport fans will be able to enjoy at least eight hours of LIVE coverage of the Pacific Games from July 7-20. Featuring 4,000 athletes from 24 countries, the 2019 Pacific Games will cover 27 sports and will be broadcast from 20 different venues in Apia, Samoa. From archery to weightlifting, golf to rugby league nines, there really is something for the whole ‘Aiga (family).

Sports included in the Pacific Games:

  • Archery
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Taekwondo
  • Basketball
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Touch Rugby
  • Boxing
  • Rugby League Nines
  • Triathlon
  • Cricket
  • Sailing
  • Va’a
  • Football
  • Shooting
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Weightlifting

Sky Director of Sport, Tex Teixeira says: “We’re proud to be coming on board to broadcast the Pacific Games in New Zealand for the first time. It’s an exciting event that not many Kiwis will have had access to before, so I’m sure it will be welcomed by the fans here.”

At the helm of the host broadcast team is Managing Director Richard Broadbridge.

“The support from the region has been tremendous and we thank the Pacific Games Office and their Pacific partners France TV, Fiji TV, EMTV, TV3, VBTC and Sky New Zealand for agreeing to collaborate to produce global coverage of the XVI Pacific Games from Samoa, “said Mr Broadbridge.

Sky Sport LIVE Broadcast Schedule:

Opening Ceremony Sunday 7 July, 5.30pm Sky Sport 1
Samoa Pacific Games Day 1 Monday 8 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 2 Tuesday 9 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 3 Wednesday 10 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 4 Thursday 11 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 5 Friday 12 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 6 Saturday 13 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 7 Monday 15 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 8 Tuesday 16 July, 8.00am SkySport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 9 Wednesday 17 July, 9.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 10 Thursday 18 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 11 Friday 19 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Samoa Pacific Games Day 12 Saturday 20 July, 8.00am Sky Sport Pop-Up 3
Closing Ceremony Saturday 20 July, 6.30pm Sky Sport Pop-Up 3

 

Following each day’s completion, there will be a full replay of that same day on Sky Sport Pop-Up 3 (channel 057).

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2 Responses to “Hot Off the Press Release: Sky to Screen Samoa Pacific Games”

  1. Sky have been promo’ing this event for at least 4 weeks – how is this Hot off the Press?

  2. The press release came out this afternoon.

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