Samoan PM to mischief-makers: IPTV is here!

A new IPTV service has been launched in Samoa by telecoms operator BlueSky Samoa, offering 23 linear channels covering the full gamut of sports, news, religion, science, children’s and entertainment programming.

Called ‘Moana TV’, the service features channels from ESPN, BYU Channel, CNN USA, Disney Channel, MTV China, Discovery Channel and others, along with a video-on-demand library and pay-per-view options, personalised schedules and parental controls.

A member of the telco’s marketing team is quoted by local news source Samoa Observer as saying that pricing is still being finalised.

“At the moment, our target price is $60 a month,” said Filifotu Va’ai. “That’s the pricing we’re looking at the moment but it has not been finalised amongst our team.”

The service is currently being deployed in 50 test locations and will be rolled out in phases, with the first phase to be completed by the end of this year. BlueSky Samoa is aiming to eventually achieve full coverage across both islands of Upolu and Savai’i.

Hailing the launch of the country’s first IPTV service, Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said that Moana TV will not only keep people informed of global current affairs, but also provide a possible alternative for youth to stay at home and enjoy more new shows rather than “causing mischief”.

Via Samoa Observer

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