Football matches air on AKTV starting October

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


AKTV inked a five-year partnership deal with the United Football League (UFL).

In a recent contract signing between the UFL executives and the Kapatid Network's big bosses, the said partnership is expected to further give more television exposure to the 28 football clubs joining the league's third season.

The UFL games will be aired on AKTV, the free-to-air sports channel on IBC 13, starting on October 8. Two UFL matches will be aired every Saturdays.

“For the first time in UFL history, we will be airing select games in full and on a weekly basis on AKTV on IBC. It will not only highlight the UFL’s roster of talented teams and players but also the league itself as an exciting spectator experience. We also know that football needs a local league that can create local football heroes and teams that fans can cheer for and watch on a regular basis," said TV5 Sports Manager Vitto Lazatin.

As its commitment to the league, TV5 will be using high definition cameras and equipment that will make the coverage at par with international sports broadcast.

The network will also be acquiring a sports OB van with multi-camera capacities primarily for high action sports events like the UFL games.

Aside from UFL, AKTV has also been featuring games from international football organizations such as Barclays Premier League and Germany’s Bundes Liga since last month.

"We are dedicated to helping build and develop football here in the Philippines and that’s why we’ve brought leagues like the Barclay’s Premier League and Bundesliga to Philippine free TV. This also shows that the Filipino audience is increasingly recognizing that football is something we could be proud of,” Lazatin added.

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