Sports5

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Sports5
Division of: TV5
Key people: Patricia Bermudez-Hizon (Head, Sports5)
Vitto Lazatin (Vice-president, Sports5)
Headquarters: Mandaluyong City
Slogan: Sports you watch, sports that matter.
Parent: TV5
Sister networks: TV5
AksyonTV
Catsup
AKTV (2011-2013)
Hyper
PBA Rush
Website: Sports5

TV5 Sports or Sports5 (formerly ABC Sports from 2004 to 2008) is a division of TV5, which airs many of the sports events in the Philippines. The world's second oldest professional basketball league, Philippine Basketball Association, was its flagship program since it acquired the television rights from 2004 to 2008 and from 2011.

It is headed by veteran sportscaster Patricia Bermudez-Hizon, while former Solar Sports personality Vitto Lazatin is the vice-president.

History[edit]

Sports5 is the Sports division arm of TV5 Network Inc. In 2011, TV5 and IBC, inked a blocktime deal which subsequently became AKTV. It was launched on May 5, 2011 through a marathon held at the Mall Of Asia Grounds in Pasay City.

From then on, Sports5 obtained rights to air major sporting leagues and events like the Philippine Basketball Association, United Football League and the NCAA (returned to ABS-CBN Sports in 2015).

Until its flagship primetime sports block's closure in 2013 due to high blocktime costs and poor ratings, most of its programs are aired on IBC through its programming block AKTV. From June 2013 onwards, most of its sports coverages are shown on TV5, AksyonTV and Hyper. It is headquartered at TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan sts., Mandaluyong City.

Sports5 is the official TV partner of the Olympic Games in the Philippines from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, Sports5 acquired the Philippine broadcast rights (from ABS-CBN Sports) to air Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on free TV and satellite.[1]

Current programs[edit]

TV5/AksyonTV[edit]

TV5/Hyper[edit]

AksyonTV[edit]

Standalone TV programs[edit]

  • Football Younghusband Instructionals
  • Tiutorials
  • Dare The Younghusbands

Sports5.ph[edit]

  • They Call Me Coach
  • No Holds Barred: We Ask The Questions, You Get The Answers
  • The Bro Show
  • SelFie!
  • Kicksplorer
  • The Perfect Round
  • Nth Degree
  • Full Court Report
  • GG Network

Contracts[edit]

  • Olympics official broadcaster for the Philippines (2014–2016)

Previous programs[edit]

Block[edit]

  • AKTV (2011–2013)

Programs[edit]

Sports5.ph[edit]

  • Speedo G-League

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV5 gets rights to air UFC fights as Balls Channel announces it is going off the air". Spin.ph. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 

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