A historic working partnership has been reached between GO and Melita, Malta’s leading TV content providers. This partnership is set to thrill local sports fans with the best premium sports package in Europe.
Total Sports Network (TSN) was launched this morning during an event at Casino Maltese in Valletta. TSN offers eight new sports channels which are now available on both Melita’s and GO’s TV channel line ups.
This partnership means that customers will no longer require two subscriptions to view premium football including English Premier League, FA Cup, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, and our own BOV Premier League. Moreover, TSN is set to bring a far wider range of sports to the local market, including Formula 1, Moto GP, Six Nations Rugby, Wimbledon tennis and much more. This makes it the definitive home of premium sports content.
Commenting on this development, Nikhil Patil, CEO of GO plc said, “This is a revolutionary step forward in bringing the absolute best sports TV content to local fans, not only in terms of the spread and quality of the content itself, but also in the way the key market players have come together in the common interest of the consumer.”
“Today we are launching the richest TV sports package available in Europe,” said Harald Roesch, Melita CEO, “this will benefit everyone in Malta who loves watching top flight sports, and we are extremely proud to be able to offer such high quality sports to all our customers.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri said that the collaboration between local operators reflects their commitment to put the interests of the customers first. “We welcome this cooperation by which local customers will now enjoy eight new HD sports channels aired by Melita and GO on the Total Sports Network. This was possible thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed in June and it is now being put into practice. We look forward to seeing more cooperation that will improve the service given to customers and help develop further the quality of entertainment on offer” explained Schembri while encouraging bar owners to make use of this long awaited service.
Dr Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sports and Voluntary Organisations, also praised both operators for putting the interest of customers first and for providing them with a sports package unparalleled in Europe. “This is good news for all sport enthusiasts who love watching sport and want to have the best selection available legally. Thanks to this collaboration, between GO and Melita, Malta now has a superb selection of sport and this is happening just in time for the new sport season. This collaboration shows how two competitors can come together for a great result for their customers and is an inspiration for all our young sport players in Malta,” said Dr. Grima.
The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) welcomed the news, as it has, on various occasions, encouraged the two operators to collaborate on television sports content in order to provide such a service for the best interests of their subscribers.
The eight new, sports channels are being offered in High Definition by both Melita and GO who have separately published their prices on their respective websites.