Cignal TV, a premium content provider in the Philippines, has expanded its use of Quickplay’s cloud-native over-the-top (OTT) platform with the launch of Pilipinas Live, said to be the first and only international OTT app dedicated to Pinoy sports.
Pilipinas Live highlights Cignal TV’s premier sports properties for the global audience, including the UAAP basketball season, which kicked off a new season starting with men’s basketball on September 30, 2023.
The platform also includes other sporting events such as the Philippines Basketball Association (PBA), the Premier Volleyball League (PVL), and the semi-professional volleyball league Spiker’s Turf, all readily available to Filipinos everywhere.
Using the Quickplay platform, the network provides high-quality, live and on-demand coverage of events to Pinoy sports fans throughout the Philippines, as well as to millions of Filipinos around the world. The service provides Filipinos with a single destination for game events, sports news and information, interactive experiences, and other relevant sports content.
Quickplay’s OTT platform is designed to build and run scalable applications in the cloud using cloud-native technologies, including containers, microservices, a service mesh, APIs, and immutable infrastructure. The OTT technology stack provides a modular approach for feature expansion, continuous delivery for rapid iteration, and built-in scalability, observability and security.
“Sports is a unifying force for Filipinos, no matter where they may be,” said Jane Basas, President of Cignal TV. “The versatility and high performance of the Quickplay platform is enabling us to realise our vision of a service that not only presents world-class events to viewers in the Philippines but allows us to scale globally and deliver an immersive experience that allows fans to tailor to their own interests.”
Goutham Vinjamuri, Co-Founder and COO of Quickplay, added, “When Cignal TV embarked on the development of Pilipinas Live, they wanted a world class experience that would reflect the prestige of the sporting events it would carry.
“In Pilipinas Live they have created a dynamic service that carries sporting events that not only commands national and international attention, but also has the ability quickly and cost-effectively to create new features that enhance viewing.”