Where You Can Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In The Philippines Starting July 23

Where You Can Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In The Philippines Starting July 23
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The much-awaited Summer Olympic Games will finally kick off on July 23 and will wrap up on August 8, 2021. It will be held in Tokyo, marking Japan’s second time of hosting the quadrennial event.

Initially, the opening ceremony was scheduled to take place on July 24, 2020 but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be pushed back a year later to make time for adjustments and the establishment of proper safety protocols.

Despite the delay, there is so much to look forward to at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, not only in the Games themselves, but in seeing our country’s representatives in action too! The Philippines has a total of 19 athletes across 11 sports this year who are committed to finally bringing home that gold medal, and they’re going to need all the support they can get! Luckily, there are a lot of ways for us to watch their journey as they compete in the Olympics.

The MVP Group of Companies, led by Cignal TV, TV5, PLDT, and SMART, has committed to delivering world-class coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to the Philippine audience.

“In our commitment to providing the best sports content to our viewers, we will ensure extensive coverage and daily access to the Games across our free-to-air, pay TV, and OTT platforms, and through our partnership with Smart and PLDT,” said Cignal TV and TV5 Network President & CEO Robert P. Galang.

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Here’s where you can watch the Games in the Philippines:

TV5 and One Sports

You can catch live broadcasts of the Olympics daily on free TV, via TV5 and One Sports. From the opening ceremony on July 23 until all the Games are concluded on August 8, the broadcasts will focus on the Filipino athletes and feature gold medal matches and other relevant events.

Besides your TV, you can also watch the shows of TV5 and One Sports through Cignal Play.

Cignal TV

For sports fans subscribed to Cignal TV, you are in luck as you will have access to more of its exclusive features! One Sports+ on Cignal TV will be airing 8 hours of coverage of the daily Games, and will also put up two more exclusive channels that will broadcast the Games 24/7.

Cignal Play

Take the Olympics anywhere you go by downloading the Cignal Play mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store!

Cignal Play will also be offering the exclusive Tokyo Olympics Channel, as well as exclusive content, all available when you go Premium for only Php 75, valid for 30 days!


For Smart Subscribers, a complete coverage of the Games will be available via gigafest.smart. The platform will also provide its subscribers with exclusive content from the Olympic Games!


For select Triple Pay subscribers, PLDT will be offering 10 channels dedicated to the events of the Tokyo Olympics.

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