FILIPINO sports fans got something to be excited about today as ESPN5, the multimedia licensing and co-branding collaboration between ESPN and TV5 has officially launched co-branded ESPN.com as well as subscription sports streaming service ESPN Player.
All the latest news, scores, video and more from the Philippines sporting scene and around the world — anytime and anywhere is just at every sports fan’s finger tips.
This is something big for TV5’s sports team, says TV5 President, Coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes during a short discussion with the media, including this writer, on January 29 at Fairmont Hotel in Makati.
“We are proud to be able to feature Philippine sports news, stories from the PBA, PSL, GILAS, and all other sporting events TV5 covers as part of ESPN’s digital platforms,” Reyes said. “Now we can truly give our audience the broadcast array of sports content when they want it, where they want it,” he added.
Joyee Biswas, head of ESPN’s Southeast Asia operation emphasized their being sports fans themselves is the reason behind ESPN’s strong connections around the world “driven by a similar obsession for sports.” These new products and services “perfectly complement TV5’s recently-launched ESPN5 channel and reinforce our signature ‘Game around the Game’ analysis across platforms.