Cignal, SKY in negotiations with NBA for broadcast rights


Posted at Oct 01 2019 12:41 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2019 03:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE) Cignal TV and SKY announced on Tuesday that the they are jointly in negotiations with the NBA regarding the broadcast of its games in the Philippines.

This, after Solar Entertainment terminated the airing of Basketball TV and NBA Premium, beginning October 1.

In a statement on its website, Cignal said that they "have submitted an offer to the NBA for the continued carriage of the games, and are awaiting a response."


For its part, SKY said it will continue "to provide the most diverse offering of major international, local collegiate and amateur sports."

Solar Entertainment announced last week that it will cease operations of BTV and NBA Premium. BTV launched in October 2006, while NBA Premium TV launched in October 2010.