ABS-CBN Sports partners with Triple CH to broadcast elite European football on S+A

ABS-CBN Integrated Sports is partnering with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH to bring the best European football action to Filipinos on free television via ABS-CBN S+A.

Starting this December, Filipino football fans can watch world-class football action featuring superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on S+A with the live broadcast of selected matches in three of the world’s most-watched football leagues – the English Premier League, La Liga, and the UEFA Champions League.

ABS-CBN Sports and Triple CH, which acquired the broadcast rights to the three leagues from global sports entertainment company beIN Media Group, announced this big news for Filipino football fans in a presscon held in ABS-CBN on November 23.

ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena said this new development further boosts ABS-CBN Sports’ programming, as well as its advocacy to promote sports development in the country.

“Bringing these premier football leagues to free TV is part of our commitment to bring the best sports content to Filipinos. We hope that Filipinos will be more inspired to not just watch but also play the sport, as they get to see the football greats such as Ronaldo and Messi in action,” he said.

He added, “The time has come to let the excitement and the bigness of the game of football that has taken the world like a giant tsunami to come to the shores of the Philippines.”

Laurena also mentioned that Filipinos are in for a treat as they will be able to watch the games live for free whereas in other countries, fans will have to pay to watch it on cable television. He also said football magazine shows may also be aired on S+A as part of this partnership.

Triple CH chairman Bernard Sumayao, meanwhile, revealed that this broadcast partnership is just the first of many projects the two organizations will venture on in support of Philippine football.

“It’s a stepping stone for bigger things that we want to do. We brought these matches here because we want to increase the awareness and involvement of Filipinos in football. We want to see the level of football in the Philippines to go higher, to make them a powerhouse in football in the future, especially in Southeast Asia. Our partnership with ABS-CBN is crucial because they will be our distributor for all of the programs and projects we want to do,” said Sumayao, whose company is engaged in football operations in Thailand.

Sumayao shared some of their plans for local football that include bringing in football academies to the Philippines, sponsoring leagues in schools and universities, and giving opportunities for homegrown players to play outside the country.

“We are prepared to make certain commitments to assist everything from the grassroots level all the way to the national team level,” he said.

Also playing a huge role in this effort is Triple CH’s investment partner Demeter Corporation. Sorrakrit Lathitham, its managing director, expressed his full support to the partnership.

“We believe that the Philippines is a growing market and a very healthy market for sports. We trust the goals and vision of Triple CH and we wish this partnership to grow and strengthen in the days to come.”

Welcoming the big announcement are some of the important figures in Philippine football including Philippine Football League and Philippine Football Federation (PFF) chief executive officer Lazarus Jansen Xavier, PFF general secretary Atty. Ed Gastanes, Philippine men’s national football team manager Dan Palami, and ABS-CBN Sports football panelists Jing Jamlang, Darren Hartmann, Bob Guerrero, Armand Del Rosario, and Mikee Carrion.

European football on S+A begins on December 2 with the English Premier League match between Brighton and Liverpool that will air live at 10:50 pm. La Liga games on S+A starts on December 3 with the match between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid airing live at 3:30 am. The first UEFA Champions League match is on December 6 at 3:30 am featuring Bayern Munich and Paris. S+A will also air the football world’s most anticipated match dubbed as “El Clasico” featuring Real Madrid and Barcelona live on December 23 at 7:50 pm. The live broadcast of the games is exclusive to free television on S+A.

For the full schedule and updates, stay tuned to S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.



Nagkaisa ang ABS-CBN Integrated Sports at ang Triple CH holding company na dalhin ang tatlo sa pinakasikat na liga ng football sa Europa sa ABS-CBN S+A.

Simula Disyembre, mapapanood na ng Pinoy football fans ng live sa S+A ang ilan sa mga laban sa English Premier League, La Liga, at UEFA Champions League kung saan naglalaro ang pinakamalalaking pangalan sa football ngayon tulad nina Cristiano Ronaldo at Lionel Messi.

Inanunsyo ng ABS-CBN Sports at Triple CH ang magandang balitang ito para sa mga tagahanga ng football sa bansa sa isang presscon na ginanap sa ABS-CBN noong Nobyembre 23. Nakuha ng Triple CH ang broadcast rights sa tatlong liga mula sa global sports entertainment company na beIN Media Group.

Ayon kay ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena, malaking bahagi ito sa adbokasiya ng ABS-CBN na palaguin ang sports sa bansa.

“Ang pagpapalabas natin ng ganitong kalibre ng mga liga sa football ay alinsunod sa hangarin ng ABS-CBN Sports na ibigay ang pinakamagandang sports content sa mga Pilipino. Nawa’y lalo pang maengganyo ang mga Pilipino hindi lang sa panonood ng football, kundi sa paglalaro rin nito habang napapanood nila ang tulad nina Ronaldo at Messi,” aniya.

Ayon naman kay Triple CH chairman Bernard Sumayao, simula lang ito ng marami pang pagkakaisa sa pagitan ng dalawang organisasyon para palakasin ang Philippine football.

“Isang hakbang ito sa malalaki pang proyekto. Dinala namin ang mga ligang ito dito dahil gusto naming mas lumawak pa ang kaalaman at partisipasyon ng mga Pilipino sa football. Nais namin makitang umangat ang antas ng football sa bansa at maging powerhouse ang Pilipinas dito sa Southeast Asia. Importante ang aming partnership sa ABS-CBN dahil sila ang magsisilbing daan para sa aming mga programa at proyekto,” Sumayao said.

Plano rin nilang dalhin dito ang mga batikang football academy, ang mag-sponsor ng mga liga sa football sa kolehiyo at high school, at maging ang pagdala sa mga magaling nating manlalaro sa ibang bansa upang makapaglaro.

Isa pang katuwang sa layuning ito ay ang Demeter Corporation na investment partner ng Triple CH. Ani ng managing director nito na si Sorrakrit Lathitham, buo ang suporta ng kumpanya sa pagsasanib-pwersa ng ABS-CBN Sports at Triple CH.

Nakasama sa pagsalubong sa magandang balitang ito ang ilan sa mga haligi ng football sa Pilipinas tulad nina Philippine Football League at Philippine Football Federation (PFF) chief executive officer Lazarus Jansen Xavier, PFF general secretary Atty. Ed Gastanes, Philippine men’s national football team manager Dan Palami, at ang football panelists ng ABS-CBN Sports na sina Jing Jamlang, Darren Hartmann, Bob Guerrero, Armand Del Rosario, at Mikee Carrion.

Magsisimula ang European football sa S+A simula Disyembre 2 sa English Premier League match sa pagitan ng Brighton at Liverpool na ipapalabas ng live ng 10:50 pm. Ang La Liga games naman ay mapapanood simula Disyembre 3 tampok ang Athletic Bilbao at Real Madrid ng 3:30 am. Ang unang UEFA Champions League na laban sa S+A naman ay sa Disyembre 6 ng 3:30 am tampok ang Bayern Munich at Paris. Kaabang-abang din ang “El Clasico” sa pagitan ng Real Madrid at Barcelona sa S+A na live din ipapalabas sa December 23 ng 7:50 pm.

Para sa kumpletong iskedyul at iba pang update, tumutok sa S+A o bumisita sa sports.abs-cbn.com at sundan ang @ABSCBNSports sa Twitter at Facebook.

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