Regatta to be broadcast again on Melita Sports

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 7:30
One of the traditional boats competing in the Regatta 'Tal-Midalji'

One of the traditional boats competing in the Regatta 'Tal-Midalji'

Melita has acquired TV rights to broadcast all races during the forthcoming Freedom Day Regatta, live and exclusive. This is the fifth consecutive time that Melita will broadcast this national sporting tradition after broadcasting the event for the first time in September 2007.

 The 7 participating clubs in this year’s regatta (Marsamxett, Vittoriosa, Cospicua, Kalkara, Marsa, Birzebbugia and Senglea) will compete in 10 races, 5 races in the A Category and 5 in the B Category. The regatta is organized twice a year in the Grand Harbour and as from this year’s edition it is being organized by the Malta Sports Council – Kunsill Malta ghall-iSport.

The non-stop live transmission using a 10-camera setup of the national regatta will start on Melita Sports at 1:30pm till 6:00pm. The live transmission will be also available on Melita’s Promotional channel, a free of charge channel available to all Melita subscribers.

The Melita Sports team of journalists will provide live event commentary, and analysis during all races together with exclusive interviews with boats builders, judges and club representatives.

Tunanu Boat builders to be featured during live transmission on Melita Sports

Tunanu Boat builders to be featured during live transmission on Melita Sports

“Melita is clearly committed to promote and support all local sports, not just football. Our record in promoting local sports remains unbeatable. This exclusive agreement follows similar agreements for the broadcast of local sports events like the BOV Premier League, BOV Waterpolo National Championships, the Melita GFA 1st Division League, the APS 1st Division Handball League, the Cisk MRFU 1st Division League amongst others” commented Sandro Micallef Sports Content Executive of Melita Sports.

Melita Sports's TV set in which rowers give comments after races

Melita Sports's TV set in which rowers give comments after races

Apart from broadcasting live and delayed transmissions of local sports events, Melita Sports also produces a variety of local sports programmes. “We strive to give our sports subscribers an add-on to the live and delayed events by producing an array of programs which vary from local and international football to motor sports. Programmes like Kick off, Score, OverSteer and Matchday have proved to be successful and therefore we aim to consolidate these programmes in view of the ongoing coverage to local sports events” concluded Mr. Micallef.

Melita p.l.c. has won a competitive bid issued by Public Broadcasting Services Ltd for television rights to broadcast all 64 matches from the 2010 FIFA World Cup both in standard definition and high definition (HD) with English commentary.  Melita is currently negotiating Italian commentary for matches played by the Italian national team.

To subscribe to Melita Sports or to check out the Melita Sports programming schedule, log on to www.melita.com or call Melita on 27 270 270.





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  1. mark Scicluna says:

    deem l-istess glieda been min andu l-iktar flus

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