TV5, Cignal TV unveiled as SEA Games host broadcasters

Commercial broadcaster TV5 and pay-television provider Cignal TV have acquired host broadcast rights in the Philippines for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

The multi-sport event will take place across various host cities in the country from November 30 to December 11.

The rights were awarded to TV5 and Cignal TV by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (PHISGOC).

The two media companies will be responsible for live broadcast coverage of 11 sports from the Games, with coverage of other competitions being streamed online. Highlights will also be available.

At the signing ceremony for the memorandum of understanding, PHISGOC officials said that the two companies had been selected due to their plan to tell the stories of the athletes and not merely show the competitions, with the aim of taking the action to as wide an audience as possible.

The event is operated by the Southeast Asian Games Federation under the approval of the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Council of Asia.