Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship has partnered with Cignal TV and TV5. The partnership will kick off with the broadcast of “ONE: No Surrender,” a live closed-door, audience-free event to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on July 31, 2020.
Cignal TV is a pay television provider in the Philippines. 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,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “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.”
Robert P. Galang serves as the president and CEO of Cignal TV and TV5. He said, “We are very excited to bring ONE Championship to all Filipino viewers on our pay TV and free-to-air platforms.”
“It is a welcome addition to the growing list of world-class sports properties that we offer,” Galang continued. “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.”
Sienna Olaso is Cignal TV’s first vice president and head of channels and content. She said, “Fight sports has always been a strong content offering in Cignal TV.”
“When the opportunity for a partnership with ONE Championship presented itself this year, we knew it was something we could not pass up,” Olaso continued. “It started out as a one-off broadcast of ONE’s 100th event in October 2019 and because of the event’s success on our platform, we knew that a partnership like this was something that would definitely excite our Cignal TV subscribers. This partnership promises viewers an MMA experience like no other.”
“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,” Olaso added. “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+.”
“ONE: No Surrender” can be viewed live on One Sports and One Sports+ at 8:30 p.m. on July 31, 2020. A replay will be shown on TV5 at 11:00 p.m. on August 1, 2020 on One Sports again at 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2020 and at 9:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020.
Fans can also catch ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 42, of the Philippines along with his fellow ONE Championship athlete Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo, 28, of New Zealand and the Philippines on the “Sports Page” episode “Pinoys on the Global MMA Stage.” It will be aired on One PH and One Sports at 6:00 p.m. and One Sports+ at 9:00 p.m. on July 29, 2020.