The ABS-CBN production holds the attention of the nation during the week as well as putting the eyes of the rest of the world onto the Philippines
Manila, Philippines- The Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship continues to be the biggest women's sporting event in the Philippines as ABS-CBN continues its massive coverage of the tournament for the fifth straight year in a row. The tournament was created in 2009 and formed a partnership between ABS-CBN and world renown Dragon Promotions, and has been a successful marriage that has brought hundreds of professional billiard professionals to Manila and international attention to the Philippines.
This year's event takes place at Resorts World Manila starting tomorrow October 31st through November 4th. ABS-CBN is dedicating 16+ hours of live coverage over the 5 days of the event. On November 5-7th the action continues with Team Asia vs Team West in the JBET.com Queens Cup. Today a press conference will be held at Resorts World in Newport Mall at 5:00pm for all interested media.
Since 2009, Musngi and Williams have enjoyed a successful friendship and partnership in bringing the Philippines international spectacle to the rest of the world
The event's fledgling early years has quickly evolved into the most prestigious event in the world to win in the sport of women's billiards. ABS-CBN and Dragon Promotions has successfully cultivated interest from other nations and broadcasters which this year will include South Korea, India, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, and in the West with parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Women's World 10-Ball will be aired also internationally on ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel which covers the USA in strong territories such as New York, Illinois, California, Florida, New Jersey, and 30 other states. Additional coverage also in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and many more. Fifteen countries on three continents will be airing the matches. Just in the Philippines alone, ABS-CBN has a reach of over 50 million viewers which represents about 70% of the households in the Philippines.
"ABS-CBN is proud to see the Yalin Women's World 10-ball Championships grow from our first production 5 years ago to the premiere women's tournament in billiards. Our ongoing relationship with Dragon Promotions, perhaps the biggest and most active billiards promoters in the world, has allowed us to build an iconic event in women's billiards with the best and the brightest from 20 countries participating and broadcast live in all TFC and other foreign networks in three continents", said Peter Musngi , former Managing Director and now Consultant of ABS-CBN Sports.
"We couldn't ask for a better TV partner than ABS-CBN. Coming to Manila each year to work with them is like visiting old friends and relatives. Our two companies have enjoyed alot of pride together as parents of the Women's World Championship and seeing it continue to grow. We are really pleased to see its interest grow internationally with other networks desiring to air it so that more people around the world can enjoy the event. Also importantly, seeing what a great country the Philippines truly is", said Charlie Williams, Executive Producer at Dragon Promotions.
"Billiards, the sport of the Philippines. The sport of the people."
Dragon Promotions is an elite production and promotions company organizing events from tennis, soccer, charities and one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. In a span of over 13 years, Dragon Promotions has produced 200 international events airing on networks in USA, China, Philippines, Korea, Canada, the Middle East, all of Asia, and Europe such as ESPN, ABS-CBN, ESPN Star Asia, MBC ESPN, XTM, XPORTS, and Euro Sport. Watch their anniversary video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZrvwijI8fg and visit www.dragonpromotions.com
ABS-CBN was founded in 1946, becoming Asia's first commercial television broadcaster. ABS-CBN is the largest television network in the Philippines which is found in over two thirds of the households in the Philippines.ABS-CBN also owns The Filipino Channel ,Star Cinema - ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., Star Records, ABS-CBN Publishing, ABS-CBN Interactive, Studio 23 , MYX Music Channel, ABS-CBN News Channel, CinemaOne Global/Cinema One, the Lifestyle Network, Kapamilya Channel, Hero anime channel, ANIMAX's , DZMM TeleRadyo , Knowledge Channel ,Balls (Sports Channel), Velvet (women's Channel) and Maxxx (all men focus channel). The network's radio stations include DWRR 101.9 (FM-Manila) and DZMM 630 kHz (AM-Manila). ABS-CBN affirms its social responsibility in its slogan, "In the Service of the Filipino", and through the work of theABS-CBN Foundation they have delivered E-TV (Educational Television) to public schools in the country, Bantay Bata Children's Watch and Bantay Kalikasan Environment Watch.