TV5 president Chot Reyes formally introduced the return of sports activities media large ESPN to the Philippines on Thursday in a partnership between the tv station and the so-called “Worldwide Leader in Sports” referred to as ESPN-5.
“Our belief has always been that the Filipino audience deserves the world’s best in sports programming and this drives us to be better in what we do,” Reyes mentioned in a presentation on the Digicon 2017 occasion on the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
“By competing in sports, it gives us the chance against the giants in our business. There is no way we can compete with them in other fields. But in sports, we have a chance to be called #1,” he added.
“That’s why we are proud and excited to announce TV5 is bringing ESPN back to the Philippines.”
Expected to be a part of the ESPN-5 block on the TV5 channel might be stay video games from leagues just like the PBA and the NFL, in addition to a locally-produced version of the ESPN flagship program Sports Center.
It may also have an ESPN-5 web site, social media accounts and a cell app.
Also in attendance on the occasion was ESPN Head of Southeast Asia Joyee Biswas, who spoke concerning the partnership with TV5.
“We collaborate with people for whom sports content is strategic to their business… TV5’s love and strength for sports is unparalleled in the Philippines and there is no one better than them to collaborate with.”
“We believe that through this alliance, we can bring an engagement to fans through multiple screens which they’ve never experienced before. Form television, to web, to mobile and social. The new brand of ESPN-5 will give fans a 360-degree experience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
ESPN has a number of partnerships internationally like with Tencent in China, Kwese in Africa and British Telecommunications in the UK.
(InterAksyon is the information web site of TV5.)