Cignal TV once again proven its excellence in delivering world-class sports coverage to Filipino fans.
After its successful broadcast of the FIBA World Cup 2023, Cignal TV showcased its innovative and comprehensive coverage of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, through its various platforms such as the free-to-air One Sports channel, Pay TV channel One Sports+, and its OTT service, Pilipinas Live.
Pilipinas Live, ranked as the top sports app in the Philippines during the Asian Games and the FIBA World Cup, streams live and on-demand coverage of sports in the Philippines and worldwide, commercial-free and in high definition. Pilipinas Live is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
The 19th Asian Games, held from September 23 to October 8, featured more than 12,000 athletes from all 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia. The Philippines finished at 17th place, bringing home 4 golds, 2 silvers, and 12 bronzes for a total of 18 medals. This was an improvement from its 19th place finish during the 2018 Asiad held in Jakarta.
Among the highlights of the Philippine delegation were Ernest John “EJ” Obiena, who won the country’s first gold medal and set a new Asiad men’s pole vault record of 5.90 meters; Meggie Ochoa and Annie Ramirez, who both won gold medals in ju-jitsu; and Gilas Pilipinas, who triumphed over Jordan 70-60 to end a 61-year drought in the Asiad Men’s Basketball title for the country.
“We were extremely pleased to bring the Asian Games to Filipinos. This was the Philippines’ best ranking in almost thirty years. Most importantly, Gilas Pilipinas won the coveted gold medal in basketball. The Asiad produced many happy surprises for our sports fans, and we delivered to them live and on-demand,” said Jane J. Basas, President and CEO of Mediaquest Holdings and Cignal TV.
Cignal TV has solidified its position as the Philippines’ leading sports broadcast network with its back-to-back coverage of both the FIBA World Cup 2023 and the 19th Asian Games. Cignal TV and Pilipinas Live are currently offering the most extensive coverage of the UAAP and Premier Volleyball League, while gearing up to cover the upcoming East Asia Super League and the NBA 2023-2024 Season.