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Broadcast experts ensure smooth coverage of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

QUEZON CITY (PIA) – Broadcast experts and experienced production teams were brought together to ensure the smooth broadcast and streaming coverage of the FIBA World Cup 2023 from August 25 to September 10.

“To prepare for coverage of the FIBA World Cup 2023, we worked very hard to bring broadcast experts and experienced production teams together. Working as one while using the latest broadcast technology, we aim to capture every historic play and every winning moment,” said FIBA Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Broadcast & Media Head Sienna G. Olaso.

During the group phase, the production, spearheaded by Cignal, will use 24 cameras, and, come the final phase, six more will be added, making the FIBA World Cup 2023 the most comprehensive sports coverage the country has ever seen.

Veteran broadcasters Sev Sarmenta, Carlo Pamintuan, and Paolo Del Rosario will lend their voices to all ongoing action and emotion, while seasoned analysts Andy Jao, Quinito Henson, Dominic Uy, Richard Del Rosario, and Norman Black will delve into the nitty-gritty of the game plans, adjustments, and implications. Over at courtside, Cesca Litton-Kalaw, Denise Tan, Doreen Suaybaguio, Belle Gregorio, and Julia Vargas will share stories from right beside benches and bleachers.

“While matches themselves will be well-covered, pre-game, halftime, and post-game will be as exhaustive as ever before with studios set up in all venues. In-game breaks will also get an increase in highlight plays and slow- motion shots,” Olaso said.

“And coverage isn’t just focused on the on-court action as well, as Cignal’s production promises to go beyond, letting viewers in on team arrivals, dugouts discussions, team huddles, and warmups. Interviews before and after the game of coaches and key players will also be up front and center,” Olaso added.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 coverage will introduce various innovations, including capturing game emotion and spectacle, enhancing storytelling, and showcasing unique behind-the-scenes moments, all produced by experienced international teams.

Notably, the coverage will feature unprecedented camera plans throughout the tournament.

The world meet will be live on free-to-air channels TV5 and One Sports, cable channels One Sports+ and PBA Rush, and Cignal and Satlite pay-per-view. Streaming options, meanwhile, include Pilipinas Live, Cignal Play, and Smart Livestream.

Fans who want to catch all the action at the venues can also do so by availing of tickets for Smart Araneta Coliseum games at, as well as for SM Mall of Asia Arena games at

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