Despite offers from other networks, PVL remains committed to ABS-CBN

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 18 2020 12:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) is keeping its commitment to ABS-CBN, despite offers from other networks to air their games.

Sports Vision president Ricky Palou made it clear in a recent interview that their league will remain on the Kapamilya Network, even though ABS-CBN Sports+Action was forced to go off air in May upon the expiration of its franchise. 

"We have an agreement with ABS-CBN, and until we hear from them that they can't cover us, we'll keep our commitment to them," Palou said during an appearance on the "Crossover" podcast.

The PVL has aired on ABS-CBN since 2016, back when it was still known as the Shakey's V-League. It was revamped as the PVL the next year.

Palou admitted that there are other networks who have made offers to them.

"I will not say which networks," he said. "(But) they're asking us if we'd like to play on their network."

"But right now we can't do that because we're committed to ABS-CBN," he added.

Hearings about ABS-CBN's application for a fresh 25-year franchise are currently being held in the House of Representatives.

Palou said they are in constant communication with ABS-CBN officials about the status of their franchise.

"They're telling us what's been happening to them and all the hearings that they've been going through," he said. "So we'll see what happens." 

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website).