Cignal TV FIBA World Cup 2023 Broadcast, Lauded for World-Class Coverage

The FIBA World Cup 2023, a thrilling basketball tournament that captivated fans for over two weeks, concluded in Manila on September 10th. The Philippines took great pride in hosting this prestigious event, showcasing the world's finest basketball teams as they competed for supremacy.

This tournament witnessed historic moments, notably the record-breaking opening match at the Philippine Arena on August 25, 2023. A staggering 38,115 spectators bore witness to the clash between Gilas Pilipinas and the Dominican Republic, setting a new FIBA World Cup attendance record.

Moreover, the introduction of "Pearl," the first Filipino Digital Human, was a notable highlight. Developed through a collaboration between Smart-PLDT, NTT Data, and MediaQuest, Pearl left an indelible mark on fans.

MVP Manny V Pangilinan, Ingo Weiss, President of the German Basketball Federation, FIBA Secretary General, Andreas Zagklis
Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, CEO of MVP Group of Companies, with Mr. Ingo Weiss (President of the German Basketball Federation) and FIBA Secretary General, Mr. Andreas Zagklis.

Recognizing the collective effort of the entire MVP Group of Companies, International Basketball Federation Secretary General Andreas Zagklis commended the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 for exceeding expectations in terms of drama, fan engagement, social media statistics, and overall experience.

The event's unprecedented coverage was made possible by Cignal TV, combining their strengths in event production and sports broadcasting. With 238 watch parties across 92 locations in the Philippines, fans had multiple options to enjoy the games. These included free-to-air channels on TV5 and One Sports, Pay TV channels One Sports+ and PBA Rush, and Cignal and SatLite pay-per-view services. Notably, Cignal TV's OTT streaming platform, Pilipinas Live, offered uninterrupted coverage of all 92 games, enhancing the viewing experience with unique features such as multi-camera views, behind-the-scenes access, and the fan stream feature.

Germany National Men's Basketball Team 2023, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Champion
Germany's National Basketball Team eventually took home the Naismith Trophy and the title of world's best as FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Champion.

Ms. Sienna G. Olaso, First Vice President and Head of Channel and Content Management at Cignal TV, expressed pride in delivering top-tier game coverage and studio shows across various broadcast and streaming platforms.

Having served as Head of the Ways and Means Committee of the FIBA LOC, Ms. Jane J. Basas, President and CEO of Mediaquest Holdings and Cignal TV, hailed the successful hosting and broadcast of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 as the culmination of years of dedication, made possible by the MVP Group. She expressed gratitude to FIBA, SBP, Smart-PLDT, production and broadcast teams from Cignal, and all volunteers who contributed to this memorable experience.

Germany National Men's Basketball Team 2023, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Champion

With the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023's triumphant conclusion, Cignal TV is now gearing up to further enhance its world-class production and broadcast capabilities, with a keen eye on the upcoming 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, and the 2027 FIBA World Cup to be held in Qatar.

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