ABC-5 aka TV5 won the bid for right to cover the PBA Games for next five years. The Manny Pangilinan TV Company met the PBA board requirement of a 5-year term with a base franchise fee of 900Million Pesos.
TV5 won the bidding after ABS-CBN decided not to submit a bid. So if you ask me, why ABS-CBN didn't submit a bid? I have 2 speculations in my mind. (1) Because ABS-CBN realized that PBA is not getting a good numbers in the ratings game. (2) Dahil hindi kaya ng ABS-CBN na tapatan ang bid ng TV5.
ABC 5 Aksyon TV will telecast the PBA games on IBC 13 and NBC radio.