With the World Rugby Sevens kicking off this weekend in Dubai, much excitement has been created amongst many Fijian communities who will be watching Free Live Rugby and cheer for the national team from the comforts of their homes for the first time. One such area is the greater Naitasiri province which now has access to Walesi’s free view television services, thanks to the recent deployment of Walesi’s transmission site at Monasavu.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama recently launched the rural electrification program at Waibalavu village in Naitasiri. The Walesi team has sweetened the deal by conducting roadshows in the area and connecting 55 households to Walesi’s free view television services. 94 more households from the neighbouring Nakorosule village also benefited from the roadshow drive by the Walesi team.
An elated village chief had this to say to this recent development, “before Walesi came to our village, the villagers used to travel by foot to the top of mountain behind the village with their TV set, antenna, generator, mats, grog, water, food and other essentials to watch rugby games and camp there till the games were over for 2 to 3 days because there was no TV signal in the village.” Walesi Limited is a state-owned entity which is responsible for the deployment and management of the Digital Television Broadcasting platform in Fiji together with other initiatives in line with the Fijian Government’s digitalFIJI strategies.
The Walesi free view television service provides 8 free-to-air TV channels – FBC TV, Fiji One, FBC Sports, Mai TV, FijiTV Channel 2, FBC 2, Parliament TV and Hope Channel