ABS-CBN Sports

ABS-CBN Sports is the sports division of the Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN, which airs some of the notable sporting events in the Philippines.

ABS-CBN Sports
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Launched1998 (1998)
Division ofABS-CBN Narrowcast
Country of originPhilippines
OwnerABS-CBN Corporation
Key people
  • March Ventosa (Head, ABS-CBN Narrowcast)
  • Dino Laurena, (Head, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports)
  • Peter Musngi, (Consultant, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports)
  • Mico Halili, (Head, ABS-CBN Sports Digital)
HeadquartersQuezon City
Major broadcasting contracts
Sister network
Original language(s)Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
Official websiteOfficial website

ABS-CBN Sports began in 1998 as the main broadcaster for the network-backed basketball league Metropolitan Basketball Association which introduced the home-and-away play format in the Philippine basketball landscape. Simultaneous with that (shortly before the MBA collapsed), it acquired the broadcast rights to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) (NCAA) collegiate basketball leagues, which bolstered Studio 23's ratings and at the same time aligned further toward the said channel's programming thrust to the youth.

ABS-CBN Sports also supplant contents to their sports channel S+A aired on UHF Channel 23 (main channel) and SkyCable Channel 166 (HD channel). The division also maintains their official website, sports.abs-cbn.com, one of the top sports news websites in the Philippines.

Program line-upEdit

Current exclusive contractEdit

Note: Titles are listed in alphabetical order followed by the year it debuted in parentheses.



Current programsEdit

Past programs & notable coverageEdit

Sports broadcastersEdit

Current on-air staffEdit

  • Boyet Sison (HardBall main host and DZMM's FastBreak Host)
  • Dyan Castillejo (Sports Correspondent, Top Rank Boxing Play-by-play, Sports U host and ABS-CBN News sports reporter)
  • Gretchen Fullido (HardBall replacement host)
  • Bill Velasco (HardBall main host)
  • Gretchen Ho (University Town co-host)
  • Christian Luanzon (UAAP/MPBL Basketball Analyst)
  • Freddie Webb (DZMM's FastBreak co-host)
  • Leo Isaac (MPBL Basketball analyst)
  • Ronnie Magsanoc (NBA on ABS-CBN/UAAP/PVL Lead Play-by-play or Analyst)
  • Bea Daez (UAAP Basketball analyst)
  • Enzo Flojo (UAAP Basketball analyst)
  • Judy Saril (PVL Courtside Reporter)
  • Martin Javier (MPBL/NCAA/UAAP/PVL Lead Play-by-play)
  • TJ Manotoc (Sports Correspondent for North America)
  • Roxanne Montealegre (MPBL Courtside Reporter)
  • Dondon Hontiveros (MPBL Basketball analyst)
  • Benjie Paras (NBA on ABS-CBN Lead Analyst)
  • Olsen Racela (NCAA Basketball analyst)
  • Renren Ritualo (NCAA Basketball analyst)
  • Rodney Santos (MPBL Basketball Analyst)
  • Andrei Felix (NCAA Lead Play-by-play)
  • Sheila Salaysay (MPBL Courtside reporter)
  • Jeanine Tsoi (PVL Courtside reporter)
  • Nikki Viola (MPBL Courtside reporter)
  • Synjin Reyes (PVL Lead play-by-play or courtside reporter)
  • K Realubit (MPBL Courtside reporter)
  • Mico Halili (Head, ABS-CBN Sports Digital and Social Media, UAAP/NCAA Lead Play-by-play and The Score anchor)
  • Boom Gonzalez (NBA on ABS-CBN/UAAP/PVL Lead Play-by-play)
  • Eric Tipan (UAAP/NCAA/PVL Lead Play-by-play)
  • Nikko Ramos (UAAP Lead Play-by-play)
  • Denice Dinsay (PVL Lead Play-by-play/Courtside reporter and The Score substitute anchor)
  • Anton Roxas (The Score substitute anchor and /NCAA/UAAP/PVL Lead Play-by-play)
  • Martin Antonio (MPBL Lead Play-by-play/NCAA Basketball Analyst)
  • Migs Bustos (ANC Gametime anchor and UAAP/NCAA Basketball analyst)
  • Marco Benitez (The Score substitute anchor and UAAP Basketball analyst)
  • Vince Velasco (PVL Courtside Reporter)
  • Jing Jamlang (UAAP/PVL Lead Play-by-play)

Past on-air staffEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "TEN REASONS WHY IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A KAPAMILYA SPORTS FAN". ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom. April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "SIGNED AND SEALED: Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League coming to S+A". ABS-CBN Sports. January 10, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Karlo Sacamos (24 April 2015). "ABS-CBN set to regain TV coverage rights of NCAA from TV5, says source". Sports Interactive Network Philippines.

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