Through thick and thin, PVL sticking it out with ABS-CBN

THE Premier Volleyball League remains committed with ABS-CBN even if the giant network missed getting a franchise renewal from the House of Representatives.

Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said unless they are told by the giant network giant that they can no longer carry the television coverage, the PVL will continue stick with ABS-CBN.

Now on its fourth season, PVL airs its matches on ABS-CBN's sports channel S+A 23.

It does not matter for Sports Vision if ABS-CBN would air its games in other platforms such as livestreaming, which the network has done in some matches where the PVL is played simultaneously with the UAAP men's basketball games, which is also aired on S+A 23.

Among network's media platforms are the ABS-CBN Sports website and the IWant app.

“Right now, we are still committed to ABS-CBN,” said Palou during a recent "Crossover" vodcast.

"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,” he added.

Sports Vision has formed its partnership with ABS-CBN in 2016 during the last season of the now-defunct V-League.

The PVL’s fourth season, which was supposed to open last May, has been stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The league will most likely hold one tournament which is the Open Conference.

Leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League and mixed martial arts outfit ONE Championship also have ABS-CBN as their broadcast partner.