GMA News TV International brings the 10th Season of the widely followed inter-collegiate women’s volleyball tournament in the Philippines Shakey’s V League to viewers all over the world beginningApril 20.
This is the first time that the tournament will be aired on the third international channel of leading Filipino broadcast company GMA Network, while previous seasons of the tournament were telecast on the GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV and its Filipino lifestyle channel abroad, GMA Life TV.
“We want to let our viewers know that more and more Filipinos are developing appreciation for this emerging sport,” said GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “This is going to be an exciting season as Sports Vision Management announced that they are also organizing an All-star Weekend, where in past and present star players will engage in a friendly competition.”
The Network renewed its ties with Shakey’s V League in a contract signing on April 11 at GMA Network Center in Quezon City. Leading the contract signing were GMA Chairman & CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President & COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Sports Vision Management Group President Richard “Ricky” N. Palou, and Sports Vision Management Group Chairman Moying Martelino.
Also present were GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia, GMA Vice President for Regional TV/Expansion & Production Services Rikki O. Escudero, GMA Sports and Special Projects Manager Marivic D. Araneta, GMA International Programming Head Cheri Domingo, Sports Vision Management Group Director Chito Loyzaga and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) players, Alyssa Valdez, Fille Cainglet, and Rachel Anne Daquis.
Aside from ADMU, other participating teams in this landmark 10th Season are Adamson University, Arellano University, De La Salle-Dasmariñas, Letran College, National University, San Sebastian College, University of Perpetual Help, University of San Carlos Cebu and University of Santo Tomas.