Digicel finally granted permission to operate Sky Pacific

Attorney-General and Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum outlined in a press conference three different licences given to Digicel Fiji, effective from Monday:

  • Broadcast licence under the Television Decree;
  • Spectrum licence under the regulations of the National Spectrum Decree; and
  • Special licence under the Media Industry Development Decree.

Minister Sayed-Khaiyum said Digicel could not show any advertisement unless an agreement with the three existing free-to-air (FBC TV, Fiji One, Mai TV) channels is made.

PNG music royalty join NRL in the Park

The entertainment provided at the launch also showcased PNG’s big name musicians who perform to the delight of Madang audience who had gathered since 12 noon to await the actual launch at 2pm.

Youths and those in the mood  dance swayed, twisted and turned as they danced  when current PNG music sensation Nathan Nakikus and his band belted out their popular numbers.

Madang Province’s popular music artist Demas Saul was chatting with this writer when he was spotted by Leonard Kania who hurried over for an embrace and chat。

Digicel Shares the Love this Valentine’s Day

Only for the 24 hours of Sunday 14th February, Digicel customers will be able to make calls to other Digicel customers for only 10 toea a minute.

Digicel’s Head of Consumer Khattar Fehmi said Digicel was thrilled to introduce the promotion that enables all of PNG to speak to their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

“We are delighted to provide this promotion to facilitate connectivity and we believe the competitive rate of 10 toea per minute ensures all of PNG has the opportunity to connect with their families and friends.”

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Digicel to celebrate with Christmas specials

This new rendition is a cheerful Pacific Christmas music collaboration, available for all Digicel customers across the company’s six Pacific countries, including PNG.

The collaboration includes the popular Jay Lieasi and the talented Bianca Noka from PNG, Stan from Vanuatu’s leading reggae band ‘Stan & The Earth Force’, ‘Big Wilz and Fill’ passionate musicians that make up the band ‘Makare’ from Fiji, Angela Afeaki from Tonga. The Onski Brothers represented Samoa and Abner, Nauru’s leading artist completed the eclectic mix.

Digicel celebrates family this Christmas

Digicel is once again bringing families and the Pacific’s greatest musical talent together with an upbeat new version of their hit song ‘We Are Family’. This new rendition is a cheerful Pacific Christmas music collaboration, available to all Digicel customers across the company’s six Pacific countries. 

Fiji TV ends proposed divestment in PNG

In February a sale and purchase agreement was signed with Telekom PNG where the Fiji TV subsidiary would be sold to the Telecom PNG.

FHL CEO Nouzab Fareed announced both parties have agreed to part from the proposed transaction – this is due to dis-agreement over rights to broadcast NRL matches in PNG.

Fareed said the NRL rights in PNG is now owned by Digicel Pacific.

Meanwhile, Fijian Holdings Limited the parent company of Fiji Television Limited said that there is no redundancy plan for Fiji TV staff.

Digicel Limited to list on Wall Street

Owner and founder of the Digicel group of companies Denis O'Brien revealed this  to his PNG employees on Monday.

Mr O’Brien who flew into the country on his private jet, dashed straight to speak and answer his employees’ questions at Vision City Paradise Cinema.

He said the company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange this month or next month.

With the public offering, “30-35 percent shares will be sold,” Mr O’Brien said.

“It is a good thing because we will bring in more capital (when shares are bought) and make Digicel a competitive ICT company.”


Digicel hosts dinner for families and volunteers of Special Olympic World Games

The dinner, held on the picturesque rooftop of the hotel was held to acknowledge the tremendous effort made by their guests over the past two years to get their respective teams to the Summer Games.

Volunteers and Special Olympics officials who took time off from the whirlwind pace of the Games to attend the event, were treated to a night off to relax before going into the Opening Ceremony to be held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 24. Many took the opportunity to reconnect with previous Games participants, swap stories and tokens ahead of the Games.

Gunning for Gold

Tania is competing as an individual in the Air Pistol event and as part of a team of sharp-shooters in the Standard Pistol event.

She only took up the sport a year ago for fun, so her prowess has taken everyone by surprise, especially her husband!

“He works in security,” Tania explained, “and encouraged me to go to the shooting range.”

“We both have guns now – but I’m a better shooter than he is J”

It is clear to spectators that this sport requires a bullet-proof attitude and good eye-sight, but Tania believes one’s stance and focus are of equal importance.