hits, music, songs, United States

Billboard Hot 100: February 11, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of February 11, 2017.

1. Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee. No. 1 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 2 last week.

3. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer. No. 4 last week.

4. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things. No. 6 last week.

5. Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker). No. 8 last week.

6. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles. No. 3 last week.

7. Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know. No. 9 last week.

8. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – Starboy. No. 5 last week.

9. Drake – Fake Love. No. 11 last week.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

10. Alessia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful. No. 13 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Philippines, Sports, television

PBA on TV5’s Biggest Eyesore

This virtual Oppo logo has become a distraction to the PBA games on TV5. (Logo courtesy of Oppo)

This virtual Oppo logo has become a distraction to the PBA games on TV5. (Logo courtesy of Oppo)

The Philippine Basketball Association today is full of problems.

Whether it’s the poor attendance in games that do not involve Ginebra, or the questionable officiating that coaches regularly complain, the PBA is a league that is in hot water every so often. Heck, even television coverage of the games has been a problem in recent years.

These days, the PBA games on television are aired on TV5 and PBA Rush, employing a separate set of commentators for their respective Taglish and English broadcasts. While the games on PBA Rush are relatively free from any product placement, the same cannot be said for TV5’s broadcasts.

Much of the issue has something to do with the gigantic virtual Oppo logo popping out on the court during games. Oppo is currently the main sponsor of the PBA, but while the promotion of their products is worth noting, the visually irritating virtual logo on the court leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth.

TV5’s penchant for placing virtual logos is not limited to Oppo alone. In past years, the network has placed the Sports5 logo, followed by the team logos on each end of the court.

It should be worth noting that ABS-CBN Sports also tried to place virtual logos on the court during select NCAA basketball games last season. However they stopped placing these logos upon realizing that they are an eyesore to the league’s coverage.

Let’s face it, there is nothing wrong about promoting a particular product. However, the PBA is all about game action, and placing these virtual logos while players run up and down the court is extremely distracting.

The best that TV5 would have done is to follow the example of the ASEAN Basketball League. Every ABL team’s home court features an AirAsia (ABL’s main sponsor) sticker being placed on the court, and this feature gives the league a chance to showcase the game without any distraction from the television screen.

Even the NBA also follow the ABL’s example, as some teams place stickers of advertisements on the court. That said, the PBA should take a good look at it and convince TV5 to do the same thing without straying away from the game.

The PBA should be about the game and how the fans buy into it. Anything distracting could spell disaster for the league.

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