Chairman of the National Sports Committee (KONI) Marciano Norman has lauded the committee's attempt, so that the matches can be viewed by all Indonesian people.
"I consider that the preparations are excellent. I highly laud the committee that has made this preparation," Norman said as cited from gerakita.com, KONI’s media partner.
The statement was delivered during his visit to the XX Papua PON National Broadcast Center (NBC) at the Papua Governor's office complex, Jayapura City, on Friday.
Meanwhile, the livestreaming will cover 21 sports competed in four clusters of XX Papua PON comprising Jayapura City and District, Mimika District, as well as Merauke District.
Although the nation's biggest sporting event has not been officially inaugurated, the broadcasting of several games has begun through the apps as matches have begun for several sports comprising esports, surfing, futsal, baseball, and softball.
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"I am certain that gradually, the broadcasting of the XX Papua PON will be well-received by Indonesian sports enthusiasts," he affirmed.
Furthermore, he noted that the broadcasting of the XX Papua PON was expected to spread the euphoria of the national event among members of the public.
In addition, the broadcasting will demonstrate that Indonesia is able to continue to perform and excel even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing strict health protocols.
The PONPapua Stream apps is available for download on the Play Store on Android devices though not on the App Store for iOS yet.
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