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Cignal, SKY negotiate joint bid for NBA broadcast

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Cignal TV and SKY are in negotiations with NBA after Solar Entertainment terminates airing NBA Premium and BTV

WATCHING NBA. Local cable TV networks Cignal and SKY are looking to broadcast NBA games in the Philippines. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

F2 sweeps Cignal, claims 2019 PSL All-Filipino title

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:10 PM

2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference MVP Kalei Mau powers F2 Logistics back to the championship

MVP PERFORMANCE. Kalei Mau shines as the 2019 PSL All Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

F2 Logistics a win away from PSL title; Petron picks up bronze

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Cargo Movers outlast the Cignal HD Spikers in Game 1 of the PSL All-Filipino Conference championship

TWIN TOWERS. Kim Dy and Majoy Baron fortify F2 Logistics' net defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Cignal dethrones Petron, sets title match vs F2 Logistics

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The HD Spikers lean on veterans Rachel Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga to advance to the PSL Finals for the first time in two years

VETERAN SMARTS. Cignal star Rachel Ann Daquis shows off her prowess yet again in the do-or-die semifinal match. Photo from PSL

Cignal eyes double titles in Spikers' Turf Open Conference

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Despite being shorthanded, Cignal aims for back-to-back championships in the 2019 Spikers' Turf season

POWERHOUSE. (from left to right) Jude Garcia, Marck Espejo, Dexter Clamor, Manuel Sumanguid of Cignal HD Spikers are the 2019 Spikers' Turf Reinforced Conference champions.

PSL: Petron snaps Generika-Ayala's streak for solo 2nd place

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Petron and Foton get off to stunning wins in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference

ON TRACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers are still on the path to their title defense. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: F2 Logistics continues winning streak over Sta. Lucia

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The F2 Logistics stays perfect in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference

ON TOP. F2 Logistics strengthens its bid for the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference crown. Photo from release

PSL: F2 Logistics powers past Cignal

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

F2 Logistics and Generika-Ayala continue their winning streaks in Cadiz City

PERFECT. F2 Logistics continue its bid for the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference crown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron outlasts Cignal in PSL thriller; Foton downs PLDT

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:45 AM

The Blaze Spikers rebound from their first loss with a five-set escape over the HD Spikers

GRITTY WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers get back on the winning track after surviving Cignal’s huge challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, Cignal, PLDT dispose of foes in PSL

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:39 PM

Petron remains unbeaten, Cignal comes out triumphant in first game, while PLDT goes on a winning streak

STRUGGLING. The Marinerang Pilipina Skippers remain winless in the Philippine Superliga. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Cignal-Ateneo buries CEU to win PBA D-League title

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch their second offseason title since winning their second straight UAAP crown in 2018

NOT GOING THE DISTANCE. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo dispose of CEU in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

Cignal-Ateneo, CEU draw first blood in D-League semis

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Cignal-Ateneo demolishes Valencia-San Sebastian, while CEU pulls off an escape against St. Clare-Virtual Reality

DOMINATION. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo stamp their class over Valencia-San Sebastian. Photo from PBA Images


Dota 2: Cignal, Suha clash in The Nationals season finale

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The esports tournament leaders fight for the crown and the P300,000 grand prize

CHAMPS. The Nationals commissioner Ren Vitug (left) award conference 2 champion Suha-Execration Punishers’ Kimuel "Kimo" Rodis (captain), Marvin "Yaha" Canlas, James "Jamesy" John, Jobe Nkemakolam (team owner), Erin "Japoy" Ferrer, Arnold "Bhm" Garcia Jr, and coach Jeffrey "Foxx" Fortunato. Photo release

Cignal-Ateneo, Valencia-San Sebastian to meet in D-League semis

May 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Cignal-Ateneo clamps down on the shooters of ChaDao-FEU, while Valencia-San Sebastian survives Che'lu in overtime

RELIABLE. Angelo Kouame continues to be a steady presence inside for Cignal-Ateneo in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


Petron wins 16th straight to inch closer to PSL finals

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Blaze Spikers buck off a rare set loss to remain unbeaten in the Grand Prix

POWERHOUSE. Stephanie Niemer and Petron prove too much for Cignal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Cignal wins inaugural The Nationals title

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:05 AM

The Cignal Ultra Warriors prove why they're the tournament favorites after edging the Suha-Execration Punishers in the Dota 2 finals

INAUGURAL. The Cignal Ultra Warriors defeat the Suha-Execration Punishers for the first ever The Nationals crown. Photo from release

D-League: Ateneo deals 75-point beating on McDavid

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The Mighty Ateneo forces McDavid to a league-low of 31 points in a single game

STALWART. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles with 16 points. Photo by PBA Images

The Nationals Dota 2 finals set April 14

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Three teams fight for the title in the first Dota 2 conference of the 2019 The Nationals

GRAND PRIZE. After a grueling group stage, 3 teams battle for the crown and the P400,000 prize in the The Nationals Dota 2 finals. Photo release

D-League: Kouame drops 24 in Ateneo rout of St Clare

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Angelo Kouame puts up another monstrous double-double for Ateneo, as he finishes with 24 points and 29 rebounds

MASSIVE OUTPUT. Angelo Kouame leads the Blue Eagles with 24 points and 29 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

D-League: Ateneo blasts AMA; Tolentino's 32 lifts Wangs

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles rebound with Ange Kouame back on board

BOUNCE-BACK WIN. Thirdy Ravena and the Blue Eagles rebound from a shock loss against a young UST squad. Photo from PBA Images

PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The shorthanded Blue Eagles pull away early in a solid debut that surprised even Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin

Petron, Generika-Ayala sustain hot streaks

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The Blaze Spikers and the Lifesavers clobber separate opponents in straight sets in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference

ATTACK. Generika-Ayala star Patty Orendain gets one to sail past the defensive wall of Smart’s Joyce Sta. Rita and Jasmine Nabor. Photo from PSL

PSL: F2 Logistics, Foton sustain hot start

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The Cargo Movers and the Tornadoes turn back separate foes to cruise to their second straight victory

SOLID DEFENSE. Foton’s Shaya Adorador and Maika Ortiz put up a defensive wall against Cignal’s Mylene Paat. Photo from PSL

Solid Cignal squad returns in PSL All-Filipino Conference

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The Cignal HD Spikers boast another loaded roster bannered by Rachel Anne Daquis

POWERHOUSE. Rachel Anne Daquis will skipper the HD Spikers. Photo from PSL

PH national women's volleyball team earns 2nd win at the expense of Cignal

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The national team only had 8 players in the lineup against the HD Spikers

SECOND WIN. MJ Philipps and Mika Reyes come up for a block against Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo from press release

Pocari-Air Force shocks Creamline to inch closer to PVL Finals berth

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The No. 4 Lady Warriors pull off a surprising sweep of the top seed Cool Smashers

ON THE BRINK. Pocari-Air Force is a win away from returning the finals following its sweep of Creamline. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Daquis delivers as Cignal picks up second PSL win

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The volleyball veteran powers the unbeaten HD Spikers past her former team

HITTING HIGH. Cignal's Mylene Paat goes for a kill over the outstretched arms of Smart-Army's  Nene Bautista and Mary Jean Pabayo. Photo from PSL

Defending champ Cignal routs Cherrylume in opening game

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The collegiate team remains winless in the 2018 PSL Invitational

TITLE DEFENSE. The Cignal HD Spikers begin their title defense in the 2018 PSL Invitational. Photo from Philippine Superliga

Cocolife downs Cignal, sets semifinal showdown vs Petron

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:29 PM

(UPDATED) Channon Thompson shines as Foton trips Sta. Lucia, claims last Final Four berth

Acy Masangkay and the rest of the Cignal crew struggle on the floor as Cocolife secures a win and a semifinal berth in the PSL. Photo from PSL

Jovelyn Gonzaga to miss time for Cignal with injured ACL

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Gonzaga was initially thought to only have a muscle strain, but an MRI shows a torn ACL

INJURED. Jovelyn Gonzaga's injury is more serious than originally believed. File photo

Cocolife sweeps injury-plagued Cignal to advance to PSL semis

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:47 AM

The Cocolife Asset Managers challenge the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the semifinals on Saturday, December 9

PLDT extends partnership with Cignal TV to business customers

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The new arrangement allows businesses such as hotels and bars to broadcast Cignal TV content via the internet

CONNECTING. ​PLDT's Eric Alberto and Cignal TV President and CEO Jane Basas (4th and 5th from left) lead a group of Cignal and PLDT enterprise executives at a ceremony extending their partnership on December 4. Photo from PLDT Enterprise.

Gonzaga-less Cignal trounces Sta Lucia for 3rd win

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Even without Jovelyn Gonzaga, the Cignal HD Spikers beat the Sta. Lucia Realtors in 4 sets

BOUNCE BACK. Rachel Anne Daquis chipped in 13 points to power the HD Spikers to another win. Photo from PSL.

F2 Logistics pushes winning streak to 6 games, thwarts Cignal

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Despite remaining unbeaten, Ramil de Jesus wants his team to lose as early as possible to see how they will react to it now rather than later in the league

UNDEFEATED. F2 Logistics is continuing its undefeated run in the PSL. Photo from PSL

George Pascua returns to PSL, vows to put Cignal back on top

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The former Petron mentor will make his PSL coaching comeback this year after signing a deal with Cignal

NEW COACH. George Pascua has one goal in his PSL return: "Put Cignal on top." Photo from Pascua's Facebook

PSL: Cargo Movers cruise past Cignal to clinch Grand Prix semis spot

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:15 PM

F2 Logistics avoids an elimination scare and will next face number two seed Petron in the semifinals

CARGO MOVED. F2 Logistics will cash with Petron in the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL Grand Prix playoff preview: Road to the semis

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The bottom 4 teams take on a knockout challenge for a trip to the semis

ROAD TO THE SEMIS. The #3 F2 Logistics team a is one of the 4 squads in the running for a shot at one of the top two teams in the semis. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

RC Cola ends preliminaries on a high note, crushes Cignal in straight sets

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga leads RC Cola into the knockout stage with a 3 set win over the HD Spikers

COLA RUSH. Jovelyn Gonzaga and the RC Cola Army are riding high heading into knockout match against Generika. Screenshot from livestream

Flawless Foton continues to rise with win over Cignal

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The Tornadoes add another game to their win streak with a sweep over Cignal

ANOTHER WIN. Jaja Santiago (right) leads Foton to another win in the PSL Grand Prix. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Generika clinches first Grand Prix win at Cignal's expense

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:09 PM

The Lifesavers pull away with a straight set victory over Cignal to end their slump

GENERIKA WINS. Generika earns their first win of the tournament. Screenshot from YouTube

PSL: Petron holds on to top spot with win over Cignal

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

American import Stephanie Niemer powers through to give Petron a straight set victory for a 7 1 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. The Petron Blaze Spikers are now 7-1 as the eliminations round winds down. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA launches 24/7 satellite TV channel

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:21 PM

The new channel called PBA Rush will air exclusively on Cignal s channel 52 for standard definition and channel 129 for high definition

NEW CHANNEL. The PBA launches a new 247 satellite TV channel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maraño goes 'beast mode' as F2 Logistics wins PSL opener

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:52 PM

F2 Logistics composed of La Sallians defeats Cignal HD in 4 sets to open the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference

LOGICAL WIN. F2 Logistics starts the All-Filipino conference with a big win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ara Galang picked first in PSL Draft, CJ Rosario taken second

May 27, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Almost all teams load up on talent except RC Cola Army which passed on both rounds

Defending champs Petron seal PSL finals showdown with Foton

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Petron s finals series with Foton begins on Thursday November 26

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

PSL: Ariel Usher believes underdog Cignal can upset Petron

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:40 PM

Cignal import Ariel Usher says it is not impossible to beat the defending champions Petron in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix

PLDT launches PH's fastest broadband yet

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:04 PM

2ND UPDATE PLDT tests its new fixed broadband plan with advertised speed of 1 Gigabit per second

FIRST GIGABIT. PLDT introduces the first Gigabit plan in the country under its fixed broadband service, PLDT Home Fibr.

Bloomberg TV Philippines expects to break even in 2016

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:11 PM

The group of Manuel V Pangilinan says it spent a little over P200 million to create Bloomberg TV Philippines

GOOD CHEMISTRY. Cignal COO Oscar Reyes Jr claims Bloomberg TV Philippines to be a world-class operation, as Cignal is the country's number one pay TV provider, while Bloomberg is a leading authority in business news. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

Don't cut the cord just yet: 4 telco services into one

May 09, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Customer experience is what s guiding PLDT to stay ahead in an industry where customers expect all of their devices to interact with each other

"Families assume various roles in life when they step out of their home. Our task is for them to remain connected and enable them to be successful," Isaias Ariel Fermin, PLDT's new head for Consumer Business. Photo by Rob Reyes