The whole world is excited for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games set from August 5 to 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Philippines takes part in the Road to Rio rush as the commencement of this most awaited international sporting event comes closer. With 100 days to go before to this historic event, athletes and sports fans from all over the globe are all getting ready.
TV5, the Philippines’ premier sports channel is the Official Philippine Broadcaster of RIO 2016 that will bring blow-by-blow accounts and updates through its extensive coverage of the Rio Olympic Games. According to Sports5 Head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon, “Being the official Olympics broadcast partner is a network’s pride and an affirmation that TV5 is a true partner of sports.” More than a gathering of the world’s greatest athletes showcasing their extraordinary skills and heart, the Olympics is an important event showcasing the value of sports as part of nation building, this is the belief of Mediaquest Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan. “As a group, we always believe in the value of sports in nation building and in unifying the country in terms of sporting events and sports heroes.” “To be chosen as the official broadcast partner of a major sporting event like the Rio Olympics is a privilege”, he added.
TV5’s broadcast of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games aims to teach the values of Olympism to Filipinos, positioning sports in the service of humanity. It also aims to inspire the nation to promote the importance of both national and international sports programs and to call for support to the athletes who will be fighting for the first gold for the Philippines.
TV5 network has been the country’s foremost sports supporter and its Rio coverage strengthens further its commitment to bring the best and most exciting sporting events live to the sports-loving Pinoy audience. TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana encourages everyone to support the Filipino athletes as they represent the country in the Olymics. “We encourage everybody to follow TV5 as we follow the Filipino athletes in their quest in the Rio Olympics.” Working with TV5 in the Rio Olympics 2016s extensive coverage are Cignal- Official Philippine Pay TV Broadcaster; PLDT – Official Philippine Online Broadcaster and SMART – Official Philippine Mobile Broadcaster.
Catch the world’s greatest athletes as they work their way to the goal at the RIO 2016 Olympic Games from August 5-21 2016. Watch it live on TV5, AKsyon TV, Hyper, Cignal and Sports5.ph.