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ONE Championship announces partnerships with Cignal TV and TV5

ONE Championship has put more boots on the ground in the Philippines through a new deal with TV provider Cignal TV and television network TV5.

The Asian MMA promotion announced today that the partnerships will start with the Thailand’s ONE: No Surrender event, which is set for July 31.

Cignal TV is the leading pay-per-view providers in the Philippines while TV5 is one of the largest free-to-air television networks in the country.

“It is with great excitement that I announce a partnership with Cignal TV, the leading Pay TV provider in the Philippines, and TV5. TV5 is the nationwide leader in digital innovation. Together, we will bring new content offerings to our fans, beginning with ONE: No Surrender, live from Bangkok,” ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in a press release.

“[ONE Championship] is a welcome addition to the growing list of world-class sports properties that we offer,” Cignal TV and TV5 president and CEO Robert Galang added. “ONE Championship is one of the fastest growing MMA and content brands globally and is a key platform where Filipino athletes have competed at the highest level with some of the best fighters in the world. With TV5, One Sports and One Sports+ showing not only the live matches but also a rich library of other ONE shows, this is yet another step in our continued mission to deliver the best sports content to all our viewers and subscribers.”

ONE: No Surrender can viewed live on TV5’s ONE Sports+ on July 31 at 8:30 p.m. local time, with encores available Aug. 1 at 8 a.m., Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. TV5 airs the encore on Aug. 1 at 11 p.m.

“This partnership promises viewers an MMA experience like no other,” Cignal TV first vice-president of channels and content Sienna Olaso explained. “Filipino MMA fans and sports fans in general will have access to a rich MMA experience, as we deliver ONE Championship live events, ancillary programs, and canned content in high definition every week. We hope you enjoy Cignal TV’s broadcast of ONE Championship, as we bring you exciting world-class MMA action from your favorite Filipino and international fighters. ONE Championship content will be aired on our Pay TV channel, One Sports+.”

Sienna Olaso, Cignal TV first vice president and head of channels and content, added that “Fight sports has always been a strong content offering in Cignal TV.”

Fans in the Philippines can also catch Filipino-American and ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera and prospect Mark Fairtex Abelardo, who are featured on the July 29th episode of Sports Page titled “Pinoys on the Global MMA Stage.” The episode will be aired on One PH and One Sports at 6 p.m. and One Sports+ at 9 p.m.

Financial terms were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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