After the successful run of the Governor’s Cup Season 46, with the Finals series hitting record-breaking ratings and audience shares since 2016 and attracting one of the biggest live crowd attendance, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) continues to evolve kicking off Season 47 with a week-long lineup of star-studded and spectacular festivities leading to the grand season opening on June 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Airing live on TV5, One Sports, and Cignal TV’s PBA Rush, PBA Season 47 becomes one of the most highly anticipated comebacks among basketball enthusiasts hungry for hardcourt action.
The June 5 Opening Ceremonies was the culmination of a week-long trail of activities for the PBA — starting with a press conference on May 30, Pre-Season TV Specials on June 1 and 3 (airing at 6:00 p.m. on TV5 & PBA Rush), an Officials Meeting & Media Day on June 2, and a fireworks display on June 4. The Leo Awards and the much-awaited PBA Season 47 Opening on June 5 aired live on TV5, One Sports, and Cignal TV’s PBA Rush.
To kick things off, the PBA Season 46 Leo Awards took place as a pre-event to the Season 47 opening ceremony. The awarding ceremonies were hosted by former national athlete Denise Tan and sports journalist Jutt Sulit. This award-giving body allows PBA to continue its tradition and honor last season’s standouts, recognizing the recipients of the following categories: Most Valuable Player, Mythical Selection, Rookie of the Year, All-Defensive Team, Most Improved Player, and Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award.
Hosted by former volleyball star Gretchen Ho and comedian-actor Vhong Navarro, PBA fans were treated to performances by Lovi Poe, Buganda Drumline, G-Force dancers, Born to be a Star winner Jehramae Trangia, One Voice Children’s Choir, POPinoy winners, and Sing Galing Kantastic 6.
This season’s campaign, “Game Tayo Dito!”, highlights the all-new level of intensity and the competitiveness the teams are bringing. A campaign that resonates with the basketball game, the players, the league, the broadcast team, and most especially to the fans.
Now back to its original three full conference format, stay tuned to TV5, One Sports, and Cignal TV’s PBA Rush for the most thrilling PBA action this Season 47.