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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ESPN 5 launches Philippines version of ESPN digital website and ESPN Player app


After the public launch of ESPN 5 last October 2017 (read details here), they are back to bring the news to us that they are  releasing more ways to access content for local sports fans. This January 31, 2018, they are launching , a Philippines version of, featuring international sports content and also local content that was created by the sports journalist of ESPN 5.

Every content posted at ESPN5 website is tailor fit for Filipino sports fans, if the local content on TV was made for hard core sports fans, then expect that more local and fresh content will be produced for the digital content version.

The latest collaboration of ESPN and TV5 also launches the ESPN Player App. Its a mobile application that you can install in your mobile devices that can stream content by demand and it let you access a lot of sports information, videos and even live feed of the game. For only PHP99, you can use the service good for a month.  Also there are ESPN Player promotional codes good for 1 year access with every bundled SMART Postpaid plans. The ESPN Player is compatible to Apple TV and Chromecast, you can launch the live feed or recorded video content and watch it directly to your TV. 

Access sports content anytime and anywhere!


Vincent “Chot” Reyes, President of TV5 and Lloyd Manaloto, Head of ESPN5

“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. Now we can truly give our audience the broadest array of sports content when they want it, where they want it.”
- Vincent “Chot” Reyes, President of TV5


Joyee Biswas, Head of Southeast Asia, ESPN

“ESPN has a strong connection with fans around the world because we are fans ourselves, driven by a similar obsession for sports, The launch of our new co-branded digital multi-sports products for Philippine sports fans showcases our digital leadership and offers sports fans outstanding news, features and video experiences around top sports of interest to Filipino sports fans. These new products perfectly complement TV5’s recently launched ESPN5 channel and reinforce our signature ‘Game around the Game’ analysis across platforms.”
- Joyee Biswas, Head of Southeast Asia, ESPN

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ESPN Player App


SportsCenter hosts Aaron Atayde, Lia Cruz and Amanda Fernandez   


"When we announced our collaboration with ESPN, we said that this is part of our plan of transitioning and transforming the network to be more 360 degrees and not only on television.

We are pleased to announced the launch, this will be our online portal, like we said, we are transitioning not just to be a TV network , but to be also in all over, online, on air, on ground, This is part of the continuing the things we are doing since we announce the partnership with ESPN. This is for the deep sports fans and general Filipino audience."
- Vincent “Chot” Reyes, President of TV5

"We are also launching the ESPN Player, a premium application where you can view premium sports content. One example is the NCAA  basketball tournament have 16 games, but we can air it twice on ESPN 5, but on the app, subscribe on the player you can view every single game and every single moment."
- Lloyd Manaloto, Head of ESPN5

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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