After more than two weeks of nonstop basketball games, the FIBA World Cup 2023 in Manila finally came to a conclusion last September 10. Fans in the Philippines were excited as their country hosted the world’s best basketball teams competing for the top spot.
Some interesting things happened during the tournament, such as the first game between Gilas Pilipinas and the Dominican Republic on August 25, 2023, at the Philippine Arena setting a record for most people attending a FIBA World Cup game with 38,115 fans in the audience.
Moreover, International Basketball Federation Secretary General Andreas Zagklis praised the MVP Group of Companies for their teamwork and the success of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. He said it lived up to expectations in terms of excitement, fan engagement, social media buzz, and overall experience.
FIBA Basketball World Cup: A Great Coverage
Cignal TV did an excellent job hosting the games and providing top-notch coverage, organizing 238 watch parties in 92 places across the Philippines, so fans everywhere could enjoy the games together.
If you watched the games from home, you had plenty of options. You could watch for free on TV5 and One Sports, or choose Pay TV channels like One Sports+ and PBA Rush. There were also pay-per-view options from Cignal and SatLite.
Cignal TV’s streaming platform Pilipinas Live was a hit. They showed all 92 games without commercials and added cool features like different camera angles, behind-the-scenes stuff, and a fan stream.
According to Jane J. Basas, President, and CEO of Mediaquest Holdings and Cignal TV, who also served as Head of the Ways and Means Committee of the FIBA LOC, the successful hosting of such an event was the culmination of years of hard work made possible by the MVP Group.
Sienna G. Olaso, Cignal TV’s First Vice President and Head of Channel and Content Management said that such quality of coverage was made using state-of-the-art equipment.
Just the Start
Cignal TV has its sights set on the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, and the 2027 FIBA World Cup in Qatar, ramping up its efforts of continuing to deliver world-class production and broadcast capabilities and bring fans more exciting sports events in the future. The journey continues, and sports fans have a lot to look forward to.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.