Fiji TV, the Pacific Island’s state broadcaster, has secured rights to show the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which start later this month. 

The broadcaster, which also held rights to the Rio 2016 Olympics, will cover all the action from the games, postponed from last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, on its free-to-air channel, Fiji One. 

The channel will also show the opening and closing ceremonies from the Tokyo games, which run from 23 July to 8 August.

Sitiveni Halofaki, Fiji TV’s general manager, has said that the broadcaster will always aim to secure rights to top-class sporting events like the Olympics. 

For the Rio Olympics, Fiji TV held rights alongside Sky New Zealand, the pay-TV broadcaster which broadcast action from those games to the Pacific Islands as well as New Zealand. 

Given the close proximity of Japan in terms of the time zone, Fiji TV will expect to secure substantial audiences for its coverage of the Olympics.