Beth Celis came out with an article last week stating that Solar and ABS-CBN's bid for the PBA rights were identical according to her sources. Ronnie Nathanieslz also reiterated the point and even said that he spoke with Ricky Vargas, the TNT governor who said there was no other choice but Studio 23. Unless there is some sort of ESP power going on, it is highly unlikely that both bids are even close. Each had different resources and strengths to offer.
First off, there was never really any terms of reference distributed to potential bidders. ABS-CBN had a exclusive window of about 2 months after which all the others were given 2 days to come up with their proposal. At least on Solar's end, since there were no terms of reference and no luxury of multiple meetings to negotiate, it was a one shot deal hoping that the offer was satisfactory.
All I can say right now is that Solar's bid was put together based on my experience as an ABS-CBN talent/producer, PBA Marketing Head, ABC 5 talent, and now Solar Marketing Head. All the learnings on how to reposition the league, and make it more relevant to our times were included. May 19 is the day the board decides. I'm certainly hoping the PBA will choose C/S Sports.