Equipment. Solar just purchased a brand new digital 6 (Sony) camera system used by the NBA to cover the games. The system can take in as much as 12 cameras and is capable of capturing slow motion in all cameras as opposed to only 1 slomo camera used in all of today's local coverages. It also will have the inscriber graphic system which is the same they use in the U.S. basketball coverages. The Sony digital cameras should also improve the clarity of signal when watched on television.
Studio 23 will most likely use the same equipment they use for the UAAP, which is the same used for the MBA. That system is about 10 years old and although it is adequate, a lot of innovations have happened the last decade since.
A new LED system will also be installed to upgrade the current system on court being used by ABC5. Animations and other new features will now be available for the a better and more exciting coverage.
So the graphics, clarity, and other capabilities will be the best in the country if the PBA chooses Solar. The PBA deserves only the best and they will get it.
Experience. Solar has a proven sales team that can generate the revenues. It is composed of many sales people from Vintage who generated the most tv sales for the league in its history. The sales and marketing team also has experience from companies like ABS-CBN, GMA7, Globe Telecom, San Miguel Corporation, Ayala Corporation, Nike Philippines and MTV. I, for one have also worked for the PBA knowing a lot of the needs of the league on how to improve things. I also have experience working for 3 of the top 10 corporations in the country (San Miguel, Ayala Corp, ABS-CBN) so learnings from that can add to making the partnership successful.
The Solar team also has worked closely with the NBA visiting their studios in New Jersey and has attended many NBA world class events like the NBA Allstar games and Finals where learnings can be transferred to the PBA. The experience with working with the biggest basketball league in the world is invaluable.
As far as production goes, many from the current team came from Vintage and ABS-CBN as well. So whether in front or behind the camera, the PBA will get the most experienced and talented crew for the games. Production talent is not exclusive to any one network. The best people want to work for the best properties and Solar will hire the best for the PBA. The Solar team from production to marketing to sales to programming has as much experience if not more when it comes to sports broadcasting compared to other groups out there.