The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has found a new home on free television as it announced its partnership with A2Z channel for its 48th season.
The PBA, together with TV5, made the announcement saying that the move marks a significant milestone in their joint commitment to delivering PBA games to as many Filipino homes as possible.
TV5 President Guido Zaballero said that the partnership with A2Z ensures that Filipinos nationwide have widespread access to live PBA games on free-to-air and opens up new audiences to experience the country’s top basketball league.
“A2Z is proud to be the new home of the PBA,” Zoe Broadcasting Vice President and General Manager Rene Gonzalez also shared. “We’re delighted to partner with TV5 in this exciting venture so that we may provide our audiences with more programming options. Welcoming the PBA, an established sports institution adds a new dimension to our current offerings.”
PBA’s 48th season will start on November 5, 2023. Fans can watch the live games on A2Z every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Games on weekdays will be at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., and on weekends at 3:00 and 6:15 p.m.
PBA games are also available on various platforms through Cignal TV, the official pay TV partner of the league. Streaming platform Pilipinas Live also has all PBA games live and on-demand, with exclusive viewing options on the app.
Meanwhile, PBA Rush will keep showing all PBA events live and in HD. A2Z can also be streamed via the Cignal Play app.
The PBA’s move to A2Z comes after a successful year for Philippine basketball, which saw Gilas Pilipinas reclaim SEA Games gold, win a historic Asian Games gold medal, and qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.