TV5, ESPN collaborate to launch ESPN5

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED October 12, 2017 04:24 pm
COLLABORATION: Local television network TV5 and ESPN, the multinational leader in sports coverage, agreed for a long-term collaboration.

(Inside Manila) TV5 and ESPN announced on Thursday, October 12, that they have reached an agreement for a long-term collaboration to present a new brand that will serve the sports-loving Filipinos–ESPN 5.


The agreement will offer a co-branded multisport website and mobile app to fans in the Philippines.


Through this collaboration, TV5’s “Sports 5” will be rebranded as “ESPN 5”, encompassing all sports coverage on TV5.


ESPN will also license TV5 of more than 2,500 hours of additional 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.


The ESPN 5 site and app will offer a mobile-first digital platform that combines TV5’s sports content including local sports news, video and analysis with ESPN’s coverage of top sports from around the world.


“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,” Mike Morrison, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN APAC, said.


“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.”

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