AksyonTV rebrands as 5 Plus
The new channel is meant to give "atypical sports" a home, TV5 president and CEO Chot Reyes said.

AksyonTV rebrands as 5 Plus

Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - January 10, 2019 - 4:18pm

MANILA, Philippines — The new year is all about new beginnings for Channel 5 as the network gets set to launch '5 Plus', a rebranded and revamped version of 5's sister channel AksyonTV.

5 Plus, which will carry sports-related content, plans to focus on non-mainstream sports.

"The intent was to create a home for what we call atypical sports — titles with a highly-engaged audience base that don't typically receive visibility of this scale" said TV5 president and CEO Chot Reyes.

The new channel will cover a wide variety of sporting competitions. Sports fans can catch the X Games, e-sports tournaments, as well as local collegiate leagues like the National Basketball Training Center League (NBTC) and the National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) on the free-to-air network.

Combat sports like boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling will also be aired.

The channel's content will also be made available online to widen their reach.

5 Plus will launch nationwide on Sunday, January 13.

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