TV Wan to telecast NRL live to rural PNG

People living in the rural areas will have access to watch the NRL Premiership League 2016 season live on television thanks to Digicel PNG.

Digicel increased its commitment to the sport and the people of PNG after announcing last year that from 2016 Digicel Play will broadcast NRL.

People can also watch the State of Origin Series, The All Stars Match, the ANZAC test, under 20’s games, Digicel Cup and the QRL Intrust Super Cup.

Digicel will also launch a dedicated NRL page on LOOP PNG which will provide game and coverage details and up to date NRL news throughout each day.

In addition, NRL will be taken to the people with a 7 City Plan called ‘NRL in the Park” seeing Rugby League events held in Port Moresby, Lae, Mount Hagen, Goroka, Madang, Buka and Kokopo.

Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko thanked Digicel for this initiative in assisting to lift the standards of rugby league in the country and make it our true national sport.

Tkatchenko congratulated Digicel for making it possible for Papua New Guineans in the rural areas to watch NRL.

“This is will be great for the Digicel Cup and we look forward to the SP Hunters season with the new professional facilities.

“We are now developing rugby league for the benefit of PNG from the junior level right up to the professional level,” he said.

Digicel chief executive officer Maurice McCarthy said in 2016, Papua New Guineans will be able to enjoy Rugby League in more ways than simply watching the games.

The 7 City Plan will include an outdoor cinematic event that is open to the public and feature local rugby league heroes, local entertainers and NRL highlights.

“Our broadcasts will be supported by strong social media activity to provide the latest news, NRL updates and information about the players.

“We will be offering fans the opportunity to join our NRL loyalty program and participate in competitions and promotions,” McCarthy said.

The Digicel Play Boxes are available in PNG at participating electronic stores. Packages containing a Digicel Play Box, TV aerial and cables are also available for current promotional price of K69.

Quintina Naime