The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) opens its new season in a spectacular event to be held on October 19 from the newly-opened Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The highly-anticipated season-opener will air on TV5 starting at 1PM and will also include digital clarity radio coverage on Radyo5 NewsFM stations nationwide.
The opening ceremony will be nostalgic as the PBA celebrates its milestone 40th season as the first professional basketball league in Asia. Not to be missed is the traditional parade of teams and their beautiful muses, led by stunners Ellen Adarna for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Ritz Azul for Meralco Bolts, Sunshine Cruz for Blackwater Elite and Alice Dixson for San Miguel Beermen.
Spicing up the PBA Opening Ceremony on Sunday are Alice Dixson and Ritz Azul who will be parading as team muses for San Miguel Beermen and Meralco Bolts, respectively.
PBA players who formed Gilas Pilipinas will also be honored for their service to the country after participating in the 5th FIBA Asia Cup, 17th Asian Games and, of course, the country’s return to the world stage at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. In the coming season, the PBA encourages families to support their teams by attending the live games at the venues or watching them at home as the league celebrates its Ruby year with this season’s theme of “Apat na Dekada ng Nag-iisang Liga!”
“Like all PBA fans, we are very excited to celebrate the 40th season. The league’s expansion is a tremendous boost to the popularity of the PBA and we promise that Sports5 will give the PBA the most thrilling coverage ever yet,” said Chot Reyes, Head of Sports5.
Fans can catch the PBA games five times a week LIVE on TV5 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with the first game starting at 4:15PM and the second game at 7PM; on Saturdays at 5PM; and on Sundays at 3PM and 5PM.
Radyo5 stations can be heard on the following frequencies: 92.3 News FM in Manila, 101.9 News FM in Cebu and Davao, 102.3 News FM in Bacolod, and 97.5 News FM in General Santos City. PBA on Radyo5 can also be heard via livestream on InterAskyon.com. For Filipinos in the US, Guam, Middle East and Europe, AksyonTV International is the channel to look for in watching the exciting PBA action.