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PBA GAMES TELECAST STAYS ON IBC-13

Airing of PBA games on IBC-13 continues. A possible treat to PBA fans is replay of games over ABC-5.

This developed as the PBA board of governors nixed the proposal of official coveror ABC5 to move the telecast of PBA games for the rest of the Commissioner’s Cup playoffs from IBC-13 to channel 5, anticipating possible negative impact on the abrupt change in channel and schedule of games.

ABC5, however, was given the option to cover the semifinals and finals of the mid-season tourney on a simultaneous or slightly delayed basis on channel 5.

The Manny V. Pangilinan-owned network was also allowed to replay games on its home channel.

ABC’s contract as block-timer on IBC-13 expires in May and, apparently, ABC doesn’t intend to extend a deal with the sequestered network, thus, mulling the option of airing PBA games over channel 5.

The proposal to the PBA board was made through a letter signed by Chot Reyes in his capacity as TV5 Sports chief.

It was also proposed to move the schedule of weekday games from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the weekend settos from 6:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Taking into consideration the possible negative impact on our television and live audience with respect to the abrupt change in channel and schedule of games, the board decided that the airing of PBA games in IBC13 under the schedule provided by the PBA and as provided in the television contract shall continue to be enforced and in effect,” said the PBA in a statement.

In the same meeting at the PBA office in Libis, Quezon City, the board, under chair Robert Non of Barangay Ginebra, repealed rules on import rights and unrestricted free agency.

A team can now cede its rights over an import to another team without going through the waiver procedure with the exception of sister teams which would have to go through the normal waiver procedure.

Meanwhile, a local player who has played in the league for seven years automatically becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of his contract. In which case, any team can offer to engage his services without the mother team having any right of first refusal provided however the mother team is given the right to offer the unrestricted free agent a salary 20 percent over the existing salary cap at the time of the player’s free agency.

This will apply to all rookies, beginning the 2014 season. (SB)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/babaero.akolagi Babaero Akolagi

    BAKIT DI NA LANG KASI IBENTA SA GMA7 ANG ABC5 AT IBC13, TUTAL ANG GMA7 WALA RIN PERA PAMBILI…

    • http://www.facebook.com/ZeroPride Demart Badiango Doblon

      di nga? natatawa naman ako sa sinabi mo. hahaha

  • pinoyballfan

    these broadcast changes could negate what the previous conferences had achieved. a case of catch and release.

  • budjok0003

    sana naman trade ng petron c cabagnot saka washington sa powerande c aguilar saka david ipalit nila sa dalawa…mga kupas na sila halos lagi walang iskor bawang laro nila…

    go go go….petron

    hi sa idoL ko danny ildenfonso

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayjay.jordan.165 Jayjay Jordan

    on TFC in Sydney please!!! kaya nga kami nag extend ng contract sa TFC para mapanood etong PBA tapos biglang inalis sa TFC =(

  • Guest

    Sana ibalik na lang sa channel 23 ang PBA atleast d2 sa Bicol Albay mapapanuod din ng libo libong fans ng PBA lalo na sa walang mga cable atleast nakakasubaybay sila sa bawat aksyon dulot ng PBA…i hope my request can you granted…thank you more power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ahl.Alcantara Aliandro Alcantara

    Ibalik na lang po sa Channel 23 atleast lahat nakakasubaybay sa bawat aksyon at laro ng PBA.

  • mak

    Mas maganda pa kung sa 5.basta live din ang telecast

  • dong caps

    kahit saan basta may live telecast .pero ayos sa TV5 ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/monarch.desther Monarch Desther

    sa tv5 na lang po.. on a live basis kasi ang linaw ng pgka kuha di2 sa cdo. thanks.

  • joseph

    Mas maganda p po na TAMA lng sa ABC5 ang PBA TY…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/babaero.akolagi Babaero Akolagi

    SANA IBALIK NA LANG SA PBA ANG BOLA NAWAWALA PALA ANG OFFICIAL BALL NG PBA PARA MAAYOS NA KUNG SAANG ISTASYON ILALAGAY ANG PBA…

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