October 14, 2017

ESPN 5, The Biggest Sports TV and Digital Channel in the Philippines, Arrives

10/14/2017 11:20:00 PM

TV5 Network Inc., (TV5) and ESPN have announced today an agreement for a long-term collaboration to introduce a new brand that will super serve Filipino sports fans - ESPN 5.

Mike Morrison, VP and General Manager, ESPN & APAC, said, "ESPN" focus around the world is simple: to serve sports fans. This long-term collaboration across televison and digital allows us to jointly serve millions of sports fans in the Philippines with exceptional content and coverage. We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we bring ESPN's great content, and decades of experience in sports media together with a dynamic leader in Philippine sports broadcasting like TV5."

Through this collaboration, TV5's "Sports 5" will be rebranded as "ESPN 5", encompassing all sports coverage on TV5. In addition, ESPN  will license TV5 more than 2,500 hours of addotional programming per year from its portfolio of sports rights, original programming and studio programs. The companies will also join forces to produce a daily Philippine edition of the Iconic SportsCenter to air on TV5.

ESPN5 and the Sportscenter Philippine Edition will air on TV5's free-to-air television channels - TV5.

Speaking about the agreement, Vincent "Chot" Reyes, President of TV5 said, "Our partnership with ESPN, long recognized as tye worldwide leader in sports, gives us tremendous upside in the quality of sports programming that we bring to the market. ESPN strengthens our current position as the country's sports authority. It is also a testament to our belief that the Filipino audience deserves the world's best in sports content and programming". 

The brand and content deal between ESPN and TV5 is part of TV5's strategic effort to deliver the most comprehensive, wide-ranging sports in the Philippines, with Filipino audiences benefitting from the combination of local and global sports coverage, exclusive, industry-leading news and information programming from both ESPN and TV5. 

From left to right: ESPN's Raymond Lau, Chot  Reyes, ESPN's Emma Barnes, TV5's Lloyd Manaloto, and Patricia Hizon of SPORTS5

On TV, the ESPN 5 line up will consist of TV5's current sports rights portfolio, including the PBA, FIBA competitions, GILAS, UFC and the PSL, along with thousands of hours of new sports coverage and content from ESPN which include more than 70 NFL games per session. These include Monday Night, Sunday Night and Thursday Night Football games, as well as the entire NFL Playoffs. The Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Alongside the live games, ESPN 5 will be able to feature award-winning ESPN NFL studi programming such as NFL Live.

Other ESPN programming included in the ESPN 5 agreement includes: 
  • Original, award-winning ESPN studio programs including Around the Horn and Pardon The Interruption.
  • U.S. College Basketball (including the March Madness® NCAA Championship Tournaments);
  • X Games, the premier action sports and youth lifestyle competition globally;
  • ESPN’s Big Fights library, including many of the greatest boxing fights of all time;
  • ESPN Films’ multi-Award Winning sports documentaries (including the 30 For 30 series);
  • Major conference American college football (including the College Football Playoff and National
  • Championship and comprehensive coverage of the college football bowl season);
  • IndyCar Racing (including the iconic Indianapolis 500);
  • NCAA college sport championships from baseball, softball, lacrosse and football;

The iconic SportsCenter Philippine Edition will be a unique, daily program that will be produced each day from
TV 5 studios in the Philippines.

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