Solar Entertainment, TV5, PLDT, and Smart converge to bring Miss Universe 2017 closer to more Filipinos


Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 bringing the much anticipated Miss Universe 2017 closer to Filipinos everywhere through their most extensive and robust networks.

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From left to right: Shawn McClain, Wilson Tieng, Manny V. Pangilinan, Eric Alberto, Chot Reyes. GILLAN LASIC / INQUIRER.net

Solar Entertainment takes pride in collaborating with TV5, PLDT, and Smart in the hope of delivering the optimum broadcast quality coverage of this momentous event, showcasing the wonders and beauty of the Philippines, and giving our fellow Filipinos the ultimate Miss Universe experience. “Bringing Miss Universe to the Philippines is one of the top events that we have ever invested in. It is an opportunity that we did not want to miss,” said Mr. Wilson Tieng, President and CEO of Solar Entertainment Corporation. “For Miss Universe, we have jam-packed activities that will be happening at the same time and we’re excited to share it with the viewers.”

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Wilson Tieng, President and CEO of Solar Entertainment Corporation and PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan signs partnership contract. GILLAN LASIC / INQUIRER.net

On top of the complete broadcast coverage of the coronation night, TV5 will give viewers access to the preliminary
show, specifically the swimsuit and long gown rounds. “Filipinos can look forward to watching their favorite contestants compete even before the grand finale, which is something only TV5 can offer,” TV5 President and CEO Chot Reyes said. “We aim to bring the pageant to life by bringing it closer to the hearts and enthusiasm of every Filipino.”

In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of Miss Universe 2016 Solar Entertainment, the PLDT Group will enable the best viewing experience of the pageant in the Philippines bthrough its various terrestrial and digital channels.

“With the Miss Universe crown currently in our homeland, the enthusiasm for and connection of Filipinos to the
global pageant is now stronger than ever,” PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan said. “With the combined reach of PLDT, Smart and TV5, we are providing our countrymen more ways to enjoy the pageant even more. We are giving them access to the behind-the-scenes and key events such as the very popular swimsuit and long gown competitions, and of course, real-time viewing of the much awaited coronation night. With our robust network capabilities, fans can watch the pageant events via multiple platforms, whether on TV, laptop or mobile—whenever they want, wherever they want.”

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PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer Eric Alberto and TV5 President and CEO Chot Reyes. GILLAN LASIC / INQUIRER.net

PLDT will provide landline and wireless internet connection for Miss Universe contestants throughout their stay in
the Philippines, as well as in selected public areas where live-streaming activities will be conducted. Smart Communications will supply Smart mobile phones and Smart Bro Pocket WiFis for all the contestants, letting them
share their Miss Universe experiences with their fans online.

“The internet and social media will undoubtedly play a substantial role in Miss Universe in the Philippines,” PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer Eric Alberto said. “We are ready to contribute our products and services to make it a more engaging experience for everyone. “

For more information, visit http://www.solarentertainmentcorp.com/, http://msuonetc.com/, http://www.tv5.com.ph/, http://pldthome.com/, and http://smart.com.ph/.

Solar Entertainment Corporation is official Philippine broadcast partner of Miss Universe 2016 and the largest
content provider and channel operator in Southeast Asia.

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