THE PBA Governors’ Cup Finals action gets underway late on Friday as the live television coverage is moved from IBC 13 to TV5.
San Mig Coffee and Petron Blaze clash in the season-ending best-of-seven title series, with Game One set to begin at 8 p.m. from the usual 7:30 p.m. at the MOA Arena.
The tipoff times were delayed by 30 minutes mainly due to the switch from IBC 13 to TV5 with Game Two on Sunday and, if needed, Game Five slated for an early start of 4:30 p.m.
The changes are needed to keep the games telecast from clashing with the primetime shows of TV5.
The PLDT TELPAD Governor’s Cup Finals will also have a simulcast on AksyonTV (on Free TV - Channel 41 in Metro Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao; on cable and satellite television - Channel 1 on CIGNAL Digital TV, Channel 85 on SkyCable Digibox, Channel 78 on Destiny Cable) and live streaming on News5.
“The PLDT TELPAD PBA Governor’s Cup Finals on TV5 will allow us to broadcast the games to a wider reach nationwide and with clearer broadcast quality. This is a great way to thank the fans for their support to our broadcast last August,” said Sports5 head Chot Reyes in a statement.
Encore Telecast of the games is available on HYPER, the 24/7 sports channel.
Here's the complete telecast schedule of the best-of-seven series: