Digicel Play broadens its live telecast of sports

Digicel Play televised the exciting final days of the South Pacific Export Radler PNG Open live from the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club for the first time allowing people all over PNG to see a close up view of the competition from the comfort of their home.

Digicel Play’s advanced technology and multiple camera interaction captured the excitement of the four-day event for those that could not attend.

The broadcast was part of Digicel Play’s sponsorship of the event which is becoming a valuable part of the PGA Tour of Australasia program.

Digicel Play continues to challenge the operations of live broadcasting with a successful live telecast of the golf tournament. 

Digicel Play Head of News, Sport & Production Eggert Gunnarsson, said golf was a growing sport in PNG and the network was very proud to support it and help encourage others to participate.

“Our technology had the ability to show the game, sometimes even more clearly than if you were on the course in the crowd,” he said.

“We used multiple cameras positioned around the course on scaffolding to gain close up imagery as it happens which was very exciting.

“The telecast of the golf was a more complex event to operate compared to our rugby league broadcasts and I was very proud that the entire operation was locally produced and directed by TVWAN’s Kilian Amini and Sare Nunua.

“Digicel Play will continue investing in local talent as we produce and air more local programs.”

The overhaul of TVWAN is set to create jobs and develop skills providing a viable future with career opportunities.

PNG is reminded that TVWAN Action and TVWAN Life will be paid channels from May 1 which means people can subscribe to them.  Viewers will still be able to watch their favourite programs on the free-to-view channels however these will be delayed or replayed.

Customers are invited to discuss their payment options with a Digicel Play retailer, call the call centre on 1801515 or visit the Digicel Play website for details http://www.digicelplay.com.pg/.

Picture: Tasman Samuel  and Dave Conn interviewing golf pros at the 2016 SP Export Radlar PNG Open televised on TVWAN.

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