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October 2022
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Mai TV secures exclusive coverage rights for FIBA Melanesian Cup 2022

SUVA (Fiji) – FIBA and Basketball Fiji are pleased to announce that Mai TV have secured exclusive coverage rights to air the FIBA Melanesian Cup 2022.

This is the first time a FIBA competition will be aired live through the Mai TV channel on the Walesi platform.  Securing the rights for the 2022 FIBA Melanesian Cup in partnership with Vodafone Fiji is a milestone for Mai TV despite the COVID-19 pandemic affecting growth and development.

FIBA Executive Director – Oceania, Amanda Jenkins said that this partnership signifies the positive position that basketball in Fiji is in.  “Basketball Fiji have worked incredibly hard in the development space and securing Mai TV for our pinnacle event in the Melanesian region.  We are thrilled to welcome Mai TV to the FIBA family for this event and look forward working together and delivering a high quality basketball tournament.”

Basketball Fiji Chief Operating Officer, Laisisasa Puamau said the partnership with Mai TV demonstrates the growth and development of basketball in Fiji.  “We are proud to partner with Mai TV for the FIBA Melanesia Cup.  Basketball is growing at a rapid pace in Fiji and to have an event of this level in our country and with all games broadcast with Mai TV is a huge win for sport enthusiasts across the Pacific.”

Mai TV have also exclusively covered the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, 2022 Super Rugby Season and most recently the Vodafone Netball World Cup Oceania Qualifier 2022.

The live telecast will begin on Wednesday October 26 and end on Saturday 29 with the medal matches.   Basketball fans will get to watch some of the best in men’s and women’s basketball in the region. 

Mai TV is best viewed on Channel 4 of the Walesi digital platform.

All games will also be livestreamed on the FIBA YouTube channel with a dedicated men’s and women’s event playlist.

The top two teams at the FIBA Melanesian Cup will qualify for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.  The Pacific Games then serves as the official qualifier for the Oceania region to the FIBA Asia Cup Pre-Qualifiers.