Goodbye Studio 23, hello ABS-CBN
Sports+Action Studio 23 has bid its audience goodbye, while paving the way for ABS-CBN Sports+Action, the free-to-air channel for those who not only watch and support their favorite sports teams and athletes, but analyze and play the games themselves.
ABS-CBN Sports+Action goes hand-in-hand with the network’s cable TV, pay-per-view, and digital platforms to create a unique and engaging sports hub for Pinoy sports fans.
The channel will continue the network’s coverage of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), Azkals, the highest-ranked Southeast Asian football club, Top Rank fights including champion Nonito Donaire, and ALA Boxing fighters’ bouts in “Pinoy Pride.”
The channel also promises special coverage of the greatest global athletes in the sporting worlds’ biggest stages like the courts of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the octagons of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and football fields of 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.
ABS-CBN Sports+Action keeps the audience up-to-date with current events via News +, with Anthony “Tunying” Taberna breaking down the day’s biggest issues so viewers’ can understand how it affects their daily lives. Meanwhile, TJ Manotoc hosts The Score, a 15-minute daily sports news program, which tackles the biggest stories in sports.
Meanwhile, action thrill seekers get their fix reliving the memorable films of the “King of Philippine Movies,” Fernando Poe Jr. in FPJ: Hari ng Aksyon.
ABS-CBN Sports+Action also debuts the explosive new series The Ultimate Fighter: China and Zero Hours, joining returning series CSI, NCIS, Once Upon a Time, and WWE.