The PBA D-League will be the property anew of Sports5.
Starting with this season’s Aspirants’ Cup, games of the PBA D-League will air on a delayed basis on AksyonTV. This will mark the return of the PBA’s farm league to Sports5 after a two-year absence.
Last season, PBA D-League games were aired on IBC-13, in collaboration with the Asian Television Content Corporation (ATC). Unfortunately, rising debts forced the ATC @ IBC team to end its coverage after the season.
This year, the league found a willing partner in Sports5. It was perfect timing, since with the parent league’s games no longer simulcast on AksyonTV, it made things easier for the D-League to air their games on the said channel.
Nine teams, some with collegiate varsity tie-ups, will participate in the Aspirants’ Cup. Playing in the PBA D-League is a way for first-timers to join the PBA Rookie Draft, and a way for veterans to earn a PBA contract.
The PBA D-League on AksyonTV will air on most nights of the week. For more information on the league, visit this website.