Av-Comm locks in three years of technical delivery of the English Premier League to the Solomon Islands on behalf of Telekom Television via the company’s Pacific Content Delivery Platform hosted on Intelsat 805 at 169°E.

Av-Comm will pick up the Premier League TV (PLTV) channel directly from IMG’s studios in London with backhaul to Australia via fiber, ready for a short satellite hop to the Solomon Islands.

Av-Comm will deploy Ericsson’s Director encryption technology on the channel to ensure the channel is protected from piracy in line with IMG’s international broadcasting requirements.

Premier League TV will become Telekom Television’s latest High Definition free to air 24 hour sports channel, available in the capital, Honiara. A select number of live matches and replays will also be broadcast to the country’s provincial centres.

Telekom Television’s free to air network is one of the largest in the Pacific Islands and provides access to some of best live sport and news content Free and in High Definition.