AKTV

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AKTV
Type sports programming block and weekend programming block:
5:00 to 11:00pm
(Weekdays)
11:00 am to 11:00pm
(Weekends, September 2011 to May 2013)
Branding AKTV on IBC-13
Country Philippines
Availability Nationwide
Slogan Live Active
Owner Sports5 (A division of ABC Development Corporation through TV5)
Launch date
June 5, 2011
Dissolved May 31, 2013
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Official website
www.interaktv.ph
Language Filipino
English
Replaced by IBC programming
Sports5 programming

AKTV (pronounced "active") was the primetime sports programming block in the Philippines. Owned and operated by TV5, it occupies the 5:00 to 11:00pm timeslot of IBC; weekend coverage usually begins at 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. It started since June 5, 2011 until May 31, 2013 due to high airtime costs.

History[edit]

IBC signed a blocktime agreement with TV5's sports division Sports5 to air live sports coverage via its new programming block AKTV.[1][2] It was launched on June 5, 2011, with the AKTV Run held outside SM Mall of Asia in Bay City, Pasay.

Cancellation[edit]

However, on April 11, 2013, TV5 announces that the blocktime agreement with IBC will not be renewed, making AKTV to cease broadcasting in May 31. The move was due to high cost given by IBC to air over the channel.[3] Broadcasts of the NCAA basketball tournament, the United Football League and the PBA D-League were moved to AksyonTV.

Programming[edit]

Final Sports Specials/Coverage[edit]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV5 airs primetime sports block AKTV on IBC-13 PhilStar.com. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  2. ^ AKTV Official Website retrieved via www.interaskyon.com/aktv 05-11-2011
  3. ^ MediaQuest block time agreement with IBC ends in May, MVP says retrieved April 11, 2013

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