hits, music, songs, United States

Billboard Hot 100: December 9, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 9, 2017.

1. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar. No. 1 last week.

2. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 2 last week.

3. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang. No. 3 last week.

4. Imagine Dragons – Thunder. No. 4 last week.

5. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 7 last week.

6. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 5 last week.

7. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 6 last week.

8. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still. No. 9 last week.

9. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry. No. 12 last week.

10. Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do. No. 11 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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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: November 27, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of November 27, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke – No. 1 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 2 last week.

3. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 8 last week.

4. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 3 last week.

5. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 5 last week.

6. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 6 last week.

7. Ed Sheeran – Dive. No. 4 last week.

8. Dua Lipa – New Rules. No. 7 last week.

9. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 9 last week.

10. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 10 last week.

Top Local Performer

3. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 8 last week.

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

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Philippines, Sports, television

The Latest on Basketball TV: NBL and PCCL

Basketball TV is still alive and well.

Despite the spate of problems that plagued the network this year, it appears that BTV is soldiering on. And recently, two new basketball leagues were added to BTV’s portfolio.

Australia’s National Basketball League came to BTV last October. Founded in 1979, the eight-team league consists of teams from Australia and New Zealand.

BTV’s acquisition of the NBL is seen as a response to ABS-CBN Sports’ addition of the ASEAN Basketball League and the loss of FIBA basketball to ESPN5. After all, with the network being derided as a poor man’s NBA Premium TV, they needed to tap into other international leagues to stay relevant, hence the NBL.

However, this is not the first time that the NBL made its way into Philippine shores. During the mid to late 2000s, ESPN Star Sports had the rights to showcase Australia’s top professional basketball league.

With that, the addition of the NBL should give Filipino hoop fans another reason to go beyond the NBA when it comes to finding great basketball talents. However, the NBL is not the only league that BTV added.

Earlier this week, BTV announced that they will also air games of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League alongside Fox Sports Philippines. The PCCL will make its return after a one-year absence due to various logistical issues.

The 2017-18 edition of the PCCL will not only feature the customary 5-on-5 national tournament that will determine the national collegiate champion, but also a 3-on-3 national tournament. Fox Sports will air the 3-on-3 games, while BTV will have the rights to the 5-on-5 tournament.

BTV is no stranger to the PCCL tournament. The network (along with Solar Sports) had the rights to air the PCCL during the mid-2000s, after which ABS-CBN Sports acquired the PCCL rights to capitalize on the popularity of UAAP and NCAA basketball.

However, ABS-CBN and the PCCL organizers decided to cut ties in 2017 amid questions surrounding the league’s credibility. The entire 2017 tournament was canceled and it was not until November that the PCCL resurfaced with new partners BTV and Fox Sports Philippines.

One can only hope that these new acquisitions will serve BTV well in the near future. If not, fans should look forward to their next moves.

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