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TV5 and ESPN collaborate to launch ‘ESPN5’ in the Philippines

October 12, 2017

ESPN is set to return to the Philippines for the first time since 2013 after agreeing a new partnership with commercial broadcaster TV5.

As part of the multi-year agreement, ESPN will license to TV5 more than 2,500 hours of additional programming per year from its portfolio of sports rights and other programmes. The companies will also join forces to produce a daily Philippine edition of the iconic SportsCenter.

The brand and content deal is part of TV5’s strategic effort to deliver the most comprehensive, wide-ranging sports coverage in the Philippines.

Mike Morrison, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN APAC, said, “ESPN’s focus around the world is simple: to serve sports fans. This long-term collaboration across television 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.”

Vincent Reyes, President of TV5, added: “Our partnership with ESPN, long recognized as the 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.”

ESPN5 and the SportsCenter Philippine Edition will air on TV5’s free-to-air television channels – TV5 and Aksyon 41.

ESPN and TV5 will also offer a co-branded multisport ESPN 5 website and an accompanying ESPN 5 app to fans in the Philippines.

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