MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Sports has launched a new cable sports channel, LIGA, which will be the home of the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia this year.
LIGA is a 24-hour channel dedicated to provide sports fans in the country with premium sports content, such as football, basketball, and volleyball.
Starting last month, viewers have been able to watch LIGA on standard definition on SKY cable channel 86, in high definition on SKY cable channel 183, and on Sky Direct channel 14.
Currently, the channel airs the FIFA World Cup European qualifiers, allowing local football fans to follow their favorite teams' journey to the main tournament of the quadrennial international football tournament, which will be held from June 14 to July 15 in Russia.
While anticipation is high for the World Cup, LIGA channel head Jojo Neri-Estacio said sports fans have more reasons to tune into the sports channel with its other offerings.
LIGA also carries the games of the current season of the ASEAN Basketball League that features basketball clubs from different countries in Asia including the Philippines’ Alab Pilipinas.
It will also have live broadcast of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament which started last Saturday, while it will also air other ABS-CBN S+A fare like the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball and football tournaments, and the Premier Volleyball League.
College basketball fans will also be happy to know that LIGA will bring back classic UAAP Games, from as early as Season 70, where viewers can see the beginnings and early triumphs of the country’s hardcourt heroes in the professional leagues.
LIGA is available on SKY Cable and Sky Direct and will soon be available in provincial cable affiliates nationwide. Watch premium sports content on standard definition on Sky cable channel 86, in high definition on Sky cable channel 183, and is on channel 14 on Sky Direct.
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