February 28, 2024

Change court: PBA moves to new free-to-air TV channel A2Z

Change court: PBA moves to new free-to-air TV channel A2Z
One Sports

The PBA has a new free-to-air home court.

Season 48 will be starting with a bang, as the league will be moving to free-to-air channel A2Z. This is part of the PBA and TV’5 joint commitment to delivering PBA games to as many Filipino homes as possible.

"TV5 continues to be a strong supporter of the PBA and Philippine basketball as a whole," said TV5 president Guido Zaballero in a media release.

"The partnership with A2Z ensures that Filipinos nationwide have widespread access to live PBA games on free-to-air and opens up new audiences to experience the country’s top basketball league," he added. 

A2Z is channel 11 on free TV.

Fans can watch the PBA Commissioner's Cup starting November 5 on A2Z every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Weekday games will air at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., while the weekend games are at 3 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

"Our partnership with A2Z allows the PBA a fixed primetime slot across all gamedays, for both games," Zaballero added. "The PBA is A2Z’s key primetime offering but the intent is to build strong lead-in programming and further grow the league’s viewership on free-to-air."

“A2Z is proud to be the new home of the PBA,” Zoe Broadcasting vice president and general manager Rene Gonzalez said. “We're delighted to partner with TV5 in this exciting venture so that we may provide our audiences with more programming options. Welcoming the PBA, an established sports institution, adds a new dimension to our current offerings.”

A2Z is also accessible via streaming app Cignal Play.

Fans can also watch PBA games on the league's official Pay TV broadcast partner, Pilipinas Live. It also offers all PBA 3x3, PBA D-League, and even PBA Esports events live, along with exclusive original programs made for fans both locally and globally. 

Meanwhile, Cignal TV's premium channel PBA Rush offers 24/7 PBA content, including games aired live and in high definition. This is available on Cignal TV Ch 260 HD & Ch 90 SD.