ESPN5 (formerly ABC Sports from 2004 to 2008 and Sports5 from 2011 to 2017) is the sports division of the media company of TV5 Network currently with a partnership agreement with US-based sports network ESPN. ESPN 5 supplies and airs major sporting events in the Philippines and the world for free TV channels TV5 and also UHF news and sports channel AksyonTV and Cignal-exclusive satellite channels Hyper and PBA Rush.
The world's second oldest professional basketball league, Philippine Basketball Association, was its flagship program since it acquired the television rights from 2004 to 2008 and from 2011. It is headed by veteran sportscaster Patricia Bermudez-Hizon.
On October 12, 2017, TV5 announced its partnership agreement between the network and US-based sports television network ESPN, who returned to Philippine television after a 5-year long hiatus (ESPN previously had a cable channel under joint venture with Fox Networks Group Philippines (formerly Star TV) between 1994 - 2013). Thus the former Sports5 rebranded as ESPN 5 a day after, during the coverage of Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governor's Cup Finals between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts.
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