26 March 2014

Another PBA Game Day, Another Change in Scheduling

PBA Games Schedule
Another PBA blunder is set to be corrected. However, it did little to assure the fans that those who manages Asia's oldest professional league are competent enough to make the games competitive and the teams well-balanced.

After a nationwide confusion of where and when to watch the games, Sports5 has again tweaked its broadcast schedule of the Commissioner's Cup. The network announced that all opening matches during weekday doubleheaders will once again be aired live on Aksyon TV 41.

As the sports outfit of TV 5 and owned by Manny V. Pangilinan, Sports5 has been airing the games for several years now. However, they still can't seem to get their acts together. Even the announcement was not made formally, but through their Twitter account. The changes were made amid confusion over the new broadcast schedule that took effect in the mid-season conference.

Fans and several key personalities like San Mig coach Tim Cone expressed their disappointment on social networking sites when Sports5's new broadcast schedule was implemented early March 2014.

Under the broadcast set-up agreed upon by the PBA and its broadcast partner, Sports5 increased from five to seven the league games it carried live on TV5 but at the same time discontinued the live airing of weekday opening games on its sister channel Aksyon TV 41.

The first games on weekdays were instead aired on a delayed basis over TV5 beginning aty 11:00 P.M. But after the severe backlash, Sports5 has now announced that it is resuming the live airing of the first game of weekday doubleheaders on Aksyon TV 41. The same games will still be brodcast on a delayed basis on TV5.

Does this mean that if fans complain about the schedule, Sports5 will just take its time acting on it? But if it was one of the officials of the San Miguel Corporation (SMC), which owns three teams and allegedly a couple of farm teams as well, the league will act within a day's time? If this is the case, a alternative basketball league should probably be a good option any time soon.

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