Mai TV

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Mai TV
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Mai TV logo
Launched 2006
Owned by Richard Broadbridge
Country Fiji
Language English
Broadcast area Nationally
Website Official Site

Mai TV is a commercial free to air TV network based in the Fiji Islands.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Richard Broadbridge in 2006 and began broadcasts in June 2008. It is full privately owned and broadcasts to 80% of the Fiji group of islands. Mai TV's head office is at Garden City Suva.

Mai TV owned the exclusive Pacific rights to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup[1] along with rights to some major properties including CSI series, Survivor, 60 Minutes, Jericho, EROS Movies, Chuck, TWI Sport and on July 13, 2009, they acquired the rights to broadcast live 2010 FIFA World Cup.[2]

In 2011 MAI TV aired three FIFA World Cup events delivering on its promise to FIFA to provide matches for free to Pacific Island broadcasters. Mai TV is credited with increasing the profile of football on television and in conjunction with Oceania Football Confederation provided LIVE TV and internet coverage of OFC qualifiers. Mai TV has ventured also into Hindi content with major local shows like Manoa We Ni Yava, Gospel Quest, Fiji Today, Fiji Focus, Mai Fiji, Misiki and Digicel InTunes filling up their prime time hours. Mai TV also airs TVNZ News and four hour blocks of Al Jazeera and Australia Network daily. Since 2012, they do not have rights to any of those TV shows or any actual international programming but still have rights to Eros Movies.[citation needed]

Mai TV is the only broadcaster in the Pacific Islands to stream content from Fiji including three major football events, Gospel Quest, 2012 National Budget address and TFL's Exporter of the year awards.

Mai TV also owns Click Fiji, its IP solutions business which sells products like Hotel 3 Play IPTV, Power Management Solutions and Digital signage.

MAI TV outsources all its production needs to Skylite Productions Fiji and has a close working relationship with sister company and Fiji's most successful monthly lifestyle magazine Mai Life[3]

In 2014, Mai TV got the rights to the Bundesliga from 2014 to 2015.[4]

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