NEW TV SHOW CELEBRATES THE BEST OF PACIFIC SPORTS

13th September 2013


Beyond Action is proud to announce the launch of the exciting new television program, Pacific Sports 360, celebrating the best of Pacific athletes and the sports they play.

Hosted by NZ-born actor and singer, Jay Laga’aia, Pacific Sports 360 showcases the stars of all sporting codes from around the Pacific, from PNG to Fiji, Tonga to Samoa and the Cook Islands. The program launches across the region on the Australia Network on Thursday, 12th September.

Each Thursday evening, Laga’aia is joined by Pacific sporting legends, netballer and rugby union player, Mo'onia Gerrard, and former rugby league players, Nigel Vagana and Petero Civoniceva, to talk sport, tradition and culture. Over the next eight weeks the Pacific Sports 360 panel speaks with some of the biggest names in professional sport including AFL’s David Rodan, Rugby League superstars Joe Gulavao, Lote Tuqiri, James Segeyaro, Jarryd Hayne, and netball legend Selina Gilesnan.  Will Genia and Israel Folau will also drop by for a chat.

From player profiles and interviews to training tips and family life, Laga’aia and his team of panellists will look at the issues and challenges facing Pacific sportspeople in the region and Australia.

The Pacific Sports 360 is a co-production between Australia Network and Beyond International’s Sports and Entertainment Division – Beyond Action. The show will screen Thursdays on the Australia Network at the following times:

17:00 & 21:30 SOLOMAN ISLANDS

18:00 & 22:30 FIJI

19:00 & 23:30 TONGA

19:30               PAPUA NEW GUINEA

20:00 & 00:30 COOK ISLANDS

 

Viewers will also be able to watch each episode on the Australia Network’s Catch up service at www.australianetwork.com/watchnow/ 

For more information check out www.australianetwork.com/pacificsport360/