Pacific Broadcasting Services Fiji
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2009)|
|Products||Direct Broadcast Satellite|
|Owner(s)||Pacific Broadcasting Services Pty Ltd|
Pacific Broadcasting Services is a company jointly owned by City West Centre Broadcasting Services and BPHCL. Its core business is to deliver satellite subscription television and radio broadcasting services to the Fiji Islands and surrounding markets, focussing on both Hindi and English speaking households and commercial outlets.
The company officially opened business in March 2005. The company is located in Garden City, a growing business district of Suva, the capital of Fiji where it runs its local operation in Sales and Marketing, Customer Care Centre, Service and Installation and Finance. Its Technical Infrastructure and engineering support is based in Sydney, Australia.
PBS TV currently broadcasts on the Intelsat 701 satellite broadcasting to the Fiji Islands with 13 TV Channels and one radio channel. Channels are beamed from Sydney, Australia from the City West Centre where all PBS TV channels are received and broadcast to the Intelsat 18 satellite to be viewed in Fiji.
Pacific Broadcasting Services recently acquired a television broadcasting licence in Fiji to commence broadcasting a nationwide Free To Air channel for Fijian viewers.
In June 2008 PBS started to roll out new technology upgrades to their systems, specifically a new CAS system for their pay television platform.
PBS closed its operations in Fiji and turned off its satellite transmission in July 2012. Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Premila Kumar said PBS had taken money in advance from subscribers and failed to provide services which was illegal.
Pacific Broadcasting Services Currently offers these channels for subscription:
- Eurosport Asia Pacific
- AXN Asia
- Sports Channel
- National Geographic Channel
- Australia Network
- Al Jazeera English
- Channel NewsAsia
- Sony Entertainment Television South East Asia
- FYI Channel
- "Receivers to turn off Pacific Broadcasting Services TV service.". Island Business. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-08.