Did Solar Entertainment just commit its third foul on Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) coverage?
Last year, a P3-million fine was slapped to Solar Entertainment after failing to air several portions of the game between Meralco and Talk N Text. Just this year as well, the media company was fined of P3Million anew since it failed to show the game between Powerade and Alaska live.
Another problem which may result to another penalty happened during the coverage of the PBA quarterfinals match between Ginebra and Rain or Shine.
Viewers from Mega Manila voiced out their disappointment after experiencing bad reception on most parts of the game. Via Twitter the following PBA fans aired their displeasure on the poor reception:
Anne Margeline Hugo (@angeliciousHUGs)
"Poor Ate .. Can't watch the basket game because the poor reception of the channel. Haha ! Fix it @studio23 ! I'm handling a bets here. Jk !"
Maxine Colby (maxinecolby)
"@gmanews@bandila Di maganda ang reception ng Studio 23 para sa PBA ..ok na dapat sa RPN-9..ano ba ito di ko mapanuod ang games ng Ginebra!"
"@badila Pano ko mapapanuod ang PBA di maganda ang reception ng Studio 23.. Kakainis ..blurred ano ba yan!!ito lang ang pangit sa channels ko"
"@Jorge_Carino@tjmanotoc Kung bakit pa kasi lumipat ang.PBA sa Studio 23 ang labo sa lahat ng local channels.ito ang di maganda ang reception"
April Ann De Guzman (AprilDeGuzman)
"Why, Studio 23's reception here tonight is exceptionally horrible."
Ria Arevalo (@riazen)
“So, nanalo pala Brgy.Ginebra sa second game. Papaano, sa sobrang sagwa/gulo/pangit ng reception ng @S23Channel, nanood na lang ako ng Glee re-run"
Robert Ribon (@call_me_robi)
"Local cable provider having some problems with Studio 23. Cant watch the game Ginebra-RoS."
According to a GMAnews report, the complaints reached PBA commissioner Atty. Chito Salud who said,
"We will assess the reports which I'm going to receive plus Solar's own before we take action."