Premier Volleyball League (PVL) has found its new home in the airwaves as it officially confirmed on Thursday afternoon that it signed a three-year partnership with Cignal TV through its mother company Sports Vision Management Group.

/ 5 February 2021

Cignal and the first-ever season of the transitioned professional league will now be broadcasted on Cignal’s free-to-air sports channel One Sports and will air in high definition on cable channel One Sports+.

“We, at the Sports Vision Management Group, are looking forward to working with Cignal TV given their years of experience in covering sports events,” Sports Vision President Ricky Palou shared.

“The pledge of support and encouragement not only from Cignal TV but also from the MVP Group of Companies is both reassuring and inspiring. As such, we are confident that the coverage of the PVL will be excellent to the benefit of its viewers,” he continued.

PVL commissioner Tony Liao is thrilled with their new TV partnership as it looks forward to its debut as the first professional volleyball league in the country.

“We’re very happy that we will have now a TV partner after Sports & Action. Our S&A partnership was a very successful one. With TV5 I don’t think it’s going to have a problem because they’re also very experienced in covering sports-related shows like the PBA,” said Liao.

The PVL will have its third broadcast partner with Cignal following ABS-CBN’s closure which failed to secure a new franchise from the House of Representatives last May.

The agreement will put the country’s two rival volleyball leagues on the same airwaves, the Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) which have been telecast by TV5 since 2014.

The PVL is eyeing April to kick-off its first conference as a pro league.

“In our continuing effort to provide all our viewers and subscribers with an unrivaled sports viewing experience, the addition of the PVL to our lineup ensures millions of Filipino volleyball fans access to their favorite teams and players across our platforms, along with other top-tier local and international sports content. We are proud to share the PVL’s vision of uplifting Philippine Volleyball and being competitive not only locally, but internationally as well,” Robert P. Galang, President and CEO of Cignal TV and TV5, said in a statement. 

“Our support for the PVL goes far beyond broadcast. With the help of the MVP Group, we hope to help grow the league’s fanbase through our group’s various platforms and resources,” he added.

With this, Cignal TV will now hold the top pioneering sports leagues of the country composed of the Philippine Basketball Association and the PVL as the pro leagues as well as the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.