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PBA finds new TV home at A2Z

Delfin Dioquino

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PBA finds new TV home at A2Z

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(1st UPDATE) Starting its 48th season, the PBA will be shown live on A2Z as its dedicated free-to-air channel

MANILA, Philippines – A2Z is the new home of the PBA.

Starting its 48th season, the PBA will be shown live on A2Z as its dedicated free-to-air channel, TV5 president Guido Zaballero announced on Tuesday, October 17.

Zaballero said TV5 struck a content supply agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network and ABS-CBN to bring the PBA to A2Z, which operates on channel 11 (analog) and channel 20 (digital).

“The primary reason is we believe the PBA needs a dedicated home,” said Zaballero.

Weekday games on Wednesday and Friday air live at 4 and 8 pm, respectively, while weekend matches on Saturday and Sunday tip off at 3 and 6:15 pm.

This means ABS-CBN weekday primetime shows FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Can’t Buy Me Love, Senior High, and The World of a Married Couple will air on TV5.

Meanwhile, viewers can watch weekend programs Everybody, Sing! and I Can See Your Voice on TV5 or catch the delayed telecast on A2Z after the PBA games.

“The focus of TV5 is entertainment and news,” said Zaballero.

PBA games will still be shown live on PBA Rush through Cignal TV and Cignal Play and the Pilipinas Live mobile app and website.

The season will kick off on November 5, with Magnolia and TNT locking horns to open the Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.