ABS-CBN Sports is a sports division of the Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN, which airs some of the notable sporting events in the Philippines.
ABS-CBN Sports began in 1998 as the main broadcaster for the network-backed basketball league Metropolitan Basketball Association which introduced the home-and-away play format in the Philippine basketball landscape. Simultaneous with that (shortly before the MBA collapsed), it acquired the broadcast rights to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) (NCAA) collegiate basketball leagues, which bolstered Studio 23's ratings and at the same time aligned further toward the said channel's programming thrust to the youth.
ABS-CBN Sports also supplant contents to their sports channel S+A aired on UHF Channel 23 (main channel) and SkyCable Channel 166 (HD channel). The division also maintains their official website, sports.abs-cbn.com, one of the top sports news websites in the Philippines.
Lopez, Inc. (57.24%) | ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation (33.97%) | Public ownership (8.79%)
Regional FM Stations
1Joint venture with CJ E&M