ABC Radio Australia has signed a three-year deal to broadcast coverage of the National Rugby League Men’s and Women’s competitions to audiences across the Pacific.
Starting this week, ABC Radio Australia will broadcast ABC Grandstand’s live coverage of the NRL finals as well as the women’s competition – the NRLW – and the State of Origin series.
Head of International Strategy, David Hua, said the ABC was the only Australian radio broadcaster providing coverage of the NRL to a region that is passionate about the sport.
“NRL is one of the leading sports across the Pacific,” he said. “Almost half of the current NRL players have Pacific Island heritage which means there is an incredibly high interest in the competition right across the region.”
HOW TO LISTEN:
Port Vila, Vanuatu – 103FM
Port Vila, Luganville (Santo) – 103FM
Honiara, Solomon Islands – 107FM
Downlink Frequency: 4070.5 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Right Hand Circular
Modulation Format: QPSK
Symbol rate: 3.443 MS/ps
Controlled Access: No, smartcard not required
Receiver: DVB-S2 MPEG4