THE NCAA has officially sealed its return to ABS-CBN with a long-term partnership.
The country’s oldest collegiate league announced a 10-year broadcast deal with the TV giant on Monday during the NCAA’s hosting turnover ceremony from Jose Rizal University of Mapua.
“I hope this is the start of a fruitful partnership,” Policy Board president Dr. Reynaldo Vea of host Mapua said.
ABS-CBN head of integrated sports Dino Laurena declined to disclose terms of the contract.
The development ends the NCAA’s three-year stint with TV5 as it goes back to its former TV partner that aired its games for almost a decade until 2011.
Laurena said they will have full coverage of men’s basketball season, while women’s volleyball will be broadcast starting in the semifinals. Highlights of the other sports will be shown, with all matches aired on Sports + Action.
Schedule of the games will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, avoiding a clash with rival league UAAP, which ABS-CBN also covers and is tentatively set on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.