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RPTV is PBA’s new free TV channel

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NEW HOME. The RPTV Channel 9 is the new home of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) games, starting with the Commissioner’s Cup finals. PBA PHOTO

RPTV Channel 9 steps into the spotlight as the new free TV channel to broadcast live coverage of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals between Magnolia and San Miguel.
The announcement came during the pre-finals press conference at Eastwood Richmonde, where Cignal Head of Channels and Programming, Rissa Guilas, unveiled the exciting development.
RPTV Channel 9, previously known for airing weekend games under the CNN Philippines brand, will now exclusively carry live broadcasts of all PBA games.
In the presser, Guilas said, “This is a new setup for the coming Finals onwards. Starting today, all PBA games will be broadcast live on our new TV channel platform, which is RPTV Channel 9.”
While RPTV Channel 9 takes center stage, fans can still catch live PBA action on Pilipinas Live and PBA Rush.
Additionally, A2Z will continue to provide delayed telecasts of the games.
Commissioner Willie Marcial expressed his approval of the latest partnership with TV5.
“Maganda yan para sa PBA at mas maganda yan para sa mga fans (That’s good for the PBA and that’s even better for the fans),” he said, underscoring the positive impact on both the league and its passionate supporters.
Guilas further affirmed that the collaboration with RPTV Channel 9 will extend throughout the rest of the season, providing fans with a consistent and accessible platform to enjoy their favorite basketball league.
As the league prepares for this historic broadcast partnership, all eyes are on the much-anticipated Commissioner’s Cup finals between Magnolia and San Miguel.
In only his second conference at the helm, San Miguel Beer’s coach, Jorge Gallent, finds himself on the cusp of a golden opportunity to etch his name in PBA history as a champion coach for the storied franchise.
However, Gallent remains humble, emphasizing that his focus is on the team’s success rather than personal accolades. “It’s not a personal goal. For me, the goal is for the team. I’m not thinking of myself. I’m just here to guide the players,” Gallent stated during the pre-finals press conference.
Acknowledging the hard work of his players, Gallent highlighted their collective effort, adding that players do all the work. Winning the championship, according to him, would mean that the Hotshots play and win as a team.
The Beermen, determined to make amends for their previous season’s quarterfinals exit, rallied behind Gallent, showcasing their unity and resolve as they gear up for the title duel against Magnolia.
With RPTV Channel 9 bringing the action to a broader audience, PBA fans can expect an electrifying and widely accessible viewing experience as the Commissioner’s Cup finals unfold.

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