2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremonies Air Exclusively on ABS-CBN

The much-anticipated 2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremonies at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan will air LIVE exclusively on ABS-CBN on November 30 (Saturday) starting 6:50 pm, with livestreaming on iWant, and replay on S+A at 10 pm.

The courage, excellence, and fighting heart of the Filipinos will once again be in full display as our national athletes begin their campaign in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Filipinos all over the nation can watch and cheer for our athletes as ABS-CBN Sports, the sports arm of the country’s leading media and entertainment company, takes part in bringing the stories of our athletes to the forefront with a multiplatform coverage of the prestigious regional multi-sport competition.

Matches in popular sports like volleyball and football, meanwhile, will air live exclusively on ABS-CBN S+A on free TV, LIGA on cable TV, with livestreaming on iWant. Games will also be broadcast on high definition on S+A HD and LIGA HD.

ABS-CBN Sports’ coverage of the men’s football competition kicked off on Monday (November 25) with the first match of the Philippine men’s football team, while the Philippine women’s football team debuts tonight (November 26) at 8 pm.

Meanwhile, the volleyball competition, which will be headlined by local sports heroes like Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas from the men’s national team and Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano from the women’s national team, will begin on December 2 (Men’s) and December 3 (Women’s). A special documentary entitled “Sambansa, One Country, One Goal” about our women’s volleyball team’s quest for SEA Games glory will also be aired on S+A on Saturday (November 30) at 6 pm.

S+A will be in special programming from November 25 to December 13 for the SEA Games. Apart from football and volleyball, ABS-CBN Sports will also show highlights of other SEA Games events like swimming, gymnastics, and track and field, and performances of our gold medal-winning athletes on S+A.

These will be featured in a special edition of S+A’s flagship sports program “The Score: Galing Natin Ito,” which will air from December 1 to 11 at 9 am and 8 pm. Host Mico Halili will be providing updates on the events, the official medal tally, and interviews with athletes, sports analysts, and other sports personalities.

ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena encourages the public to watch and cheer for our representatives, whether live in the venue or on TV or online.

“After countless hours of hard work and sacrifice in training and competing here and abroad, it’s finally time for our athletes to compete against the best in our region. They deserve our all-out support as they are fighting not only for their dreams but also to give joy and hope to our people,” he said.

Early this year, ABS-CBN launched the National Cheer Campaign to celebrate Filipino greatness and to rally people to unite and bring honor to the country. The campaign’s anthem “Isigaw Mo #GalingNatinIto,” sung by over 20 OPM artists, will be featured in ABS-CBN Sports’ coverage of the SEA Games.

For sports news and full schedule of ABS-CBN Sports’ coverage of the 2019 SEA Games, tune in on ABS-CBN S+A, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit

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