Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines, Powered by Smart, PLDT, TV5, and Solar

On Thursday - January 12, 2017, PLDT Chairman - Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, The Miss Universe Organization, PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer - Mr. Eric Alberto, TV5 President and CEO - Mr. Chot Reyes, and President and CEO of Solar Entertainment Corporation - Mr. Wilson Tieng together signed an agreement to converge in providing the ultimate Miss Universe 2016 to Filipinos across the country and beyond.

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In this landmark and unprecedented partnership, PLDT and Smart will provide Miss Universe 2016 with fixed broadband and mobile connectivity, powering the pageant throughout its stay in the Philippines.

Consumers, on the other hand, are assured of getting the best real-time Miss Universe experience - anytime, anywhere - with the country’s widest Fibr broadband network delivering symmetrical speeds of up to 1Gbps and Smart’s reliable 4G LTE mobile network.

Miss Universe 2016 Smart/

TV5 will give all Pinoys access to the pageant's preliminary show, which will include the much-awaited swimsuit and long gown rounds, on top of the complete broadcast coverage of the coronation night.

Additionally, TV5 penned a deal with Solar - encompassing on-air, on-ground, and PR values — for the blocktime airing of the Coronation Night on January 30 as well as the exclusive airing of the long gown and swimsuit preliminary competitions on January 28 and 29, which will be streamed online on the same day, powered by PLDT and Smart Communications.

With the Miss Universe crown currently in our homeland, the enthusiasm for and connection of Filipinos to the global pageant is now stronger than ever. With the combined reach of PLDT, Smart and TV5, we are providing our countrymen more ways to enjoy the pageant. We are giving them exclusive access to behind-the-scenes and key events such as the very popular swimsuit and long gown competitions, and of course, real-time viewing of the much-awaited coronation night. With our robust network capabilities and the largest consumer base of over 75 million Filipinos, millions of fans can watch the pageant events via multiple platforms, whether on TV, laptop or mobile —whenever they want, wherever they want. For years, we have been revolutionizing the way entertainment is consumed in the nation, offering our subscribers an extensive entertainment portfolio featuring top digital entertainment partners. Miss Universe is one platform we would not miss out on," shared Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan.

For the millions of Filipinos who will be watching the pageant on their personal computers, smartphones, or tablets, kindly follow Smart Communications and PLDT in all relevant social media channels to get the latest updates (including links and hashtags) on the upcoming Miss Universe 2016 live online streaming.

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