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NCAA to discuss other broadcast options with ABS-CBN

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:38 PM July 11, 2020

FILE – NCAA Season 95 opening. INQUIRER PHOTO/TRISTAN TAMAYO

MANILA, Philippines—The NCAA expressed its dismay after the House of Representatives denied ABS-CBN’s bid for franchise renewal, putting in jeopardy the sporting association’s live broadcast of its games in the near future.

Peter Cayco, the NCAA management committee chairman, said in a text message to Inquirer that it was also a sad day for the league but it would not be the end of the road for their partnership with the TV network.

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“We were saddened by the recent denial of the application for a new franchise by ABS-CBN,” said Cayco Saturday. “But we are sure the NCAA can work it out with them.”

“We need to sit down and discuss with ABS-CBN management what the options are. There are still other platforms available.”

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ABS-CBN had been a long time broadcast partner of the NCAA before the country’s old collegiate league linked up with TV5 in the early 2010s on a three-year deal.

The NCAA returned to ABS-CBN in 2015 and inked a 10-year contract with its games getting shown on the Sports and Action channel of the network.

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