TV 5 kicks-off as the Philippine’s official Rio Olympics 2016 broadcast network

(From left): Cignal head of channels Sienna Olazo, Philippine Olympic Committee honorary member Frank Elizalde, Phl team’s chief of mission Joey Romasanta,Taekwondo jin Elaine Alora and table tennis’ Ian Lariba, International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Sports 5 head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon. PHOTO by: Emil Rebaño
MANILA, Philippines- Major broadcasting network TV 5 officially announces its extensive coverage for the Rio Olympics Games 2016 from Aug. 5 – 21 as it continues to uphold its reputation as the leading sports channel of the Philippines.

Sports 5 head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon stated during the press launch the broadcasting rights gained by the network for the Olympics Games 2016. “We are honored and proud to the Philippines’ official Olympics’ broadcasting network.”

Hizon was together with Philippine Olympic Committee representative to International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, Philippine Olympic Committee honorary member Frank Elizalde, Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president and the Philippine team’s chief of mission Joey Romasanta, and Cignal head of channels Sienna Olazo during the press launch at the Jade Garden in Glorietta Mall, Makati City.

Bermudez-Hizon included that 16 hours of Olympic action will be dedicated on free TV through TV5 and Aksyon TV. Sports 5 shall bring the live action and coverage right to the Philippines households. “One of our aims is to educate the values of Olympism to the younger generation,” said Bermudez-Hizon “It goes with Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan’s long-standing belief about the importance of showcasing the values of sports as a part of nation-building.”

Aside from TV 5 being the Philippines’ Olympics broadcast network, Cignal is the official Pay TV provider. “There will be different channels for the games. HYPER/ HYPER HD will handle the basketball and volleyball events, Rio 1 will cover the aquatics and racket sports while Rio 2 will carry the combat sports,” said Cignal TV head of channels Sienna Olaso.

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