11 Aug 2011

Many Tongans could miss live rugby world cup TV coverage because of cost

4:22 pm on 11 August 2011

Less than a month from the opening game of the Rugby World Cup there are concerns most Tongan rugby fans will have difficulty viewing live television coverage of the matches.

Fiji TV's Sky Pacific has the exclusive right to televise all 48 World Cup Games to Tonga, including the opening match between the 'Ikale Tahi and the New Zealand All Blacks.

Matangi Tonga reports that requires almost 500 US dollars for the set-up and equipment, along with a monthly fee.

The General Manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Nanise Fifita says public broadcasting rights are still being negotiated.