An unfair exchange and goes nowhere to appeasing Rugby fans who missed out on the live coverage of the Sevens from Dubai this weekend, but, hey, that's the Khaiyum's for you.
Thousands of fans went without rugby on Saturday night thanks to Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum's Machiavellian plan to take the steal broadcast rights of Fiji TV and to get FBC in on the act via the Television (Cross Carriage of Designated Events) decree.
World Rugby has now refused to recognise FBC as having
the rights to broadcast, saying its contract was with Fiji TV, leaving egg on Khaiyum and rugby fanatic Frank Bainimarama's face.
Khaiyum is trying to 'sort it out' insisting the decree was justified because it was aimed at ensuring state TV had access to matters of 'national importance.'
What a thinly veiled excuse for marginalising Fiji TV to build up FBC, which is run by his brother Riyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Riyaz Sayed Khaiyum has now announced FBC is set to
He's boasted the deal with Fiji Telecom is a 'world first', claiming FBC was chosen by TFL ahead of other networks because of the 'wonderful work' it's doing.
Live streaming off locally made programmes doesn't make up for losing live TV coverage to international rugby and fans shouldn't put up with the charade.
It's the first time World Rugby has made such a definitive stand on Fiji and we hope it stands firm.