Sunday, April 22, 2012


The 88 year-old National Collegiate Athletic Association today sealed a deal with leading broadcast network TV5 — carrier of free-to-air sports channel AKTV and cable sports network Hyper — for the exclusive coverage of all its sporting events, including its principal basketball sport, for three years.

Present at the contract signing for TV5 were president and chief executive officer Atty. Ray C. Espinosa and executive vice president and chief operating officer Roberto V. Barreiro. On the NCAA side, Policy Board President Fr. Tamerlane R. Lana (Colegio de San Juan de Letran), Anthony M. Tamayo (University of Perpetual Help System Dalta), Bro. Victor A. Franco, FSC (College of St. Benilde), Dr. Vincent K. Fabella (Jose Rizal University), Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea (Mapua Institute of Technology), Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan, OSB (San Beda College), Rev. Fr. Anthony A. Morillo, OAR (San Sebastian College – Recoletos) were present to seal the deal.

The signing was held at the Letran TV Studio of the college’s Intramuros Campus. The Dominican-run Letran, a long-time member of the NCAA, is set to host the Season 88 of the country’s oldest athletic association starting in June this year.

“NCAA is definitely a major boost to our effort to engage all audience segments in our sports platforms—AKTV and Hyper. Given NCAA’s track record over the last 87 seasons, they are a welcome addition to our growing line-up of sports affiliates. May bago na naman tayong kakampi,” Espinosa related.

Meanwhile, Barreiro shared the network’s broad-strokes plan for the NCAA: “We can see this partnership growing in the next three years given the goals and vision we laid out for the NCAA when we’re still in talks with the Policy Board and the Management Committee. Everything is now in the pipeline and we’re so driven to meet our goals.”

The contract signing was immediately followed by a press conference attended by members of the media.

The school-based athletic association is currently composed of 10 member schools, including Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Jose Rizal University, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, San Beda College, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, with Arellano University and Emilio Aguinaldo College under probationary status and Lyceum of the Philippines University as a guest member.

Included in the NCAA’s list of sporting events are swimming, taekwondo, track and field, chess, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, and the highly-anticipated cheerleading competition.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am actually pleased to glance at this webpage posts which carries tons of useful data, thanks for
providing such information.

Check out my site :: workouts to increase vertical jump


My Blog List


Related Posts with Thumbnails