2015 Pacific Games to be broadcast into Australia


Australians and Pacific Islanders living in Australia will be able to watch the 2015 Pacific Games in the comfort of their own home, after the Games Organising Committee awarded the Australian broadcast rights to the National Indigenous Television (NITV).

Games Organising Committee CEO, Peter Stewart (l) with NITV commentator, Mark Ella.

Games Organising Committee CEO, Peter Stewart (l) with NITV commentator, Mark Ella.

NITV is a channel managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and is part of the SBS output on Channel 34.

It will also have non-exclusive online rights within Australia.

Former rugby union great Mark Ella will provide specialist commentary alongside sports broadcaster, Evan Charlton.

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The Games run from 4 to 18 July, 2015. The Games will be preceded on 2 July by a one-day Pacific Investment Seminar, to be co-hosted by the port moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Business Advantage International.

Games Organising Committee  Executive Manager, Clint Flood, says NITV’s national links to indigenous people in Australia and Torres Straight Islands provides an additional cultural link to the Pacific Games.

NITV joins NBC, Click TV, EMTV, Solomon TV, Fiji One TV, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Vanuatu television and Broadcast Corporation, Samoa Quality Broadcast Corporation, Cook Islands TV, France TV and Solomon Telekom Television Ltd as broadcast rights holders.


  1. Hi
    This is Ganesh Sharma a freelance broadcast tv cameraman based in India. I have worked with EMTV PNG for covering the XV Pacific Games-2015 at Port Moresby, PNG.
    Its experience was very good and the NITV’s broadcasting system was also very good and the perfect.

    Ganesh S.

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