ESPN and TV 5 Partners to form ESPN 5 in the Philippines.
ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports is venturing back to the Philippines and this time they are partnering with TV 5.
I first learned about the news when I saw the live stream of TV 5 on Facebook during the recent Digicon event in the Philippines. Chot Reyes was speaking in front of the delegates as he announced the big news while taking off his jacket and revealing the logo of ESPN printed beside TV 5 printed on his shirt.
As a sports fan and a blogger, I know that this would be really big for Filipino sports communities.
Excited as ever, I had to post the news and share it with my social media network.
The move will bring great and new sports contents to the Philippines including the American favorite NFL, NCAA, X-Games, Indy racings and a lot more. We also heard that they will be producing the Philippine version of the ESPN Sportscenter.
Current sports programming of TV 5 like the PBA, PSL and the Gilas games will now be under ESPN and we couldn't be more excited about the news.
While Sports 5 is already doing great in their sports programming, ESPN brings global experience, expertise, and branding that would help local sporting events get more international exposure.
Surely, this is just a start and we are hoping that the partnership between the two media giants would grow even more as they continue to serve the sports fans in the Philippines.
One of the sports I am excited to really know more about is American Football or NFL, kept asking myself why all of my American friends are crazy about it.
If you are not excited about the partnership of TV 5 and ESPN yet, watch this video below.