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Cignal gets rights to air Filipinas’ FIFA WWC games


LAKE TEKAPO — Just when all seemed lost, the Philippine Women’s National Football Team’s matches in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will eventually be broadcasted locally in the Philippines on live TV.

Through a joint announcement Monday evening, it was disclosed that Cignal will show the Filipinas’ Group A matches against Switzerland, host nation New Zealand, and Norway, as well as their knockout matches if they manage to progress to the next rounds, through its One Sports and Pilipinas Live platforms.

“This is an exciting development for football fans in the Philippines, with the Filipinas’ matches in the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be shown live on free television and other platforms of Cignal TV,” said PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.

“Cignal stepped up and made sure that the Filipinas’ historic campaign will be available in the Philippines. This is not just a historic moment for the Filipinas but for the entire country, and having a broadcaster ensures that we all enjoy the moment together.”

OneSports is available on free-to-air channel 41 and on Cignal cable on channel 6. On the other hand, Pilipinas Live is Cignal’s latest OTT platform that can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

“Cignal is very happy to be able to provide the much-needed coverage for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on our platforms. We recognized the demand Filipinos have for this quadrennial event, and we at Cignal TV always want to bring the best experience to all our viewers,” said MediaQuest Holdings Inc. & Cignal TV President & CEO Jane Jimenez Basas.

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“We are grateful to Cignal for making sure that Filipinos eager to support the PWNFT at the Women’s World Cup now have one less thing to fret about,” said Filipinas team manager Jefferson Cheng. “Cignal surely made a lot of people happy today. Maraming salamat.”

This development comes just four days before coach Alen Stajcic’s squad makes its debut on the global stage against Switzerland here at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin here.

The Filipinas will go up against Switzerland this Friday at 1:00 p.m. Manila time, host nation New Zealand this Tuesday at 1:30 PM Manila time, and powerhouse Norway on July 30 at 3:00 p.m. Manila time.

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