OFC Media Release
With just under a week to go until the OFC Nations Cup kicks off, fans across the globe can look forward to live streaming of all 16 matches via www.oceaniafootball.com as the road to Brazil 2014 heats up.
OFC TV will provide exclusive coverage from Honiara’s Lawson Tama Stadium in Solomon Islands where the hosts are set to battle it out with Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tahiti and Vanuatu from 1-10 June for Oceania’s most coveted footballing prize.
The winner will book a spot at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 while the top four teams will advance to contest the home-and-away Stage 3 qualifiers beginning in September en route to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Television broadcasters have been offered the rights through OFC’s international media partner MP & Silva with many coming onboard including VBTC in Vanuatu, EMTV in Papua New Guinea, FBCL in Fiji, Polynesie Premiere in Tahiti, Caledonie Premiere in New Caledonia, Telikom TV in Solomon Islands as well as networks across Asia.
This will result in unprecedented coverage for OFC despite the fact that broadcasters who were offered the feed in New Zealand – Oceania’s second most populous country and current holders of the Nations Cup – chose not to secure the rights.
Live streaming coverage includes all 12 group matches from 1-6 June, the semi-finals on 8 June, plus the 3rd/4th play-off and final on 10 June.
A flat fee of NZD 19.99 will give fans access to the entire tournament or individual matches can be viewed online for just NZD 2.99 each.
The streaming will be available via www.oceaniafootball.com with low-resolution and high-resolution options to cater for different Internet speeds.
OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas says OFC TV is committed to delivering quality coverage for fans the world over.
“We are confident the Nations Cup will be well attended in Solomon Islands where football is ingrained in the national psyche, but it is also crucial to deliver the matches to audiences wider afield,” says Nicholas.
“OFC has invested heavily to establish an in-house production team who have already successfully covered a number of tournaments to date. We’re delighted to confirm live television coverage across the region as well as live web streaming for fans in countries where broadcasters have chosen not to air the matches.”