The highly anticipated UAAP Season 86 is poised to kick off with a bang, promising a season filled with thrilling sportsmanship and unforgettable moments.
Set to begin on September 30, 2023, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, the UAAP Season 86 theme, “Fueling the Future,” embodies the spirit of resilience, determination, and innovation that continues to define collegiate sports in the Philippines.
The UAAP Season 86, led by University of the East (UE) President and Season 86 Chairman Dr. Zosimo Battad, aims to ride on the momentum and themes of the last 2 Seasons, further fueling optimism as we continue to navigate this post pandemic landscape.
Dr. Battad shared his insights on the theme, stating, “The ‘Fueling the Future’ theme reflects the unwavering commitment of our student-athletes and the entire UAAP community to overcome adversity and reach new heights. This season will showcase not only the incredible talents of our young student-athletes but also their potential to be catalysts for change.”
UE Athletic Director and Season 86 President Rodrigo Roque extended a warm welcome to the community, saying, “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the power of sports to inspire and unite. UAAP Season 86 promises to be an exciting journey, where we will witness outstanding displays of skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship from our student-athletes.”
UAAP Executive Director Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag enthusiastically shared, “UAAP Season 86 is gearing up to be truly extraordinary, with a return to the normal, full calendar of thrilling competitions and a couple of additional demo events that will add even more excitement and diversity to this already amazing season..”
Cignal TV has also announced that UAAP Season 86, themed “Fueling the Future,” will be accessible to sports enthusiasts in the Philippines and around the world through its innovative OTT streaming platform, Pilipinas Live.
With this app, fans from anywhere in the world can watch UAAP Season 86, which commences on September 30th at the Mall of Asia Arena.
They can enjoy the start of the new season, featuring college basketball games, both live and on-demand, on their mobile devices. This flexibility will prove especially advantageous for fans residing in different time zones.
Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to explore unique features on the Pilipinas Live app, including multi-cam views and the fan stream of live games, in addition to original shows, game highlights, and related content.
“We are excited to finally bring UAAP to fans around the world, including those in the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Singapore, and Hong Kong,” stated Gerard Milan, Cignal TV’s First Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.
“UAAP Season 86 is just the beginning of our commitment to provide various sports properties to Pilipinas Live subscribers, no matter where they are. Later this year, we will also feature live games from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the Philippine Volleyball League (PVL), and Spiker’s Turf to fans in all countries where the Pilipinas Live app is available,” added Jane Basas, Cignal TV’s President and CEO.
Pilipinas Live is now accessible on the App Store and Google Play worldwide at a special introductory price of USD 7.99 per month (prices vary by country according to the local currency).
Cignal TV is the leading Pay TV provider in the Philippines, offering a wide selection of sports, news, movies, kids, lifestyle, and entertainment channels enjoyed by millions of subscribers. It also provides on-demand viewing through pay-per-view subscription offers and online streaming via Cignal Play and the Pilipinas Live app.
Cignal TV operates as a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings.