9 May 2013
ONE FC, in cooperation with Asian Television Content Corporation and its President Rey Sanchez has signed a broadcasting deal with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation 13 (IBC-13) which will bring coverage of past events to fight fans across the Philippines. As part of the agreement, IBC-13 will broadcast one hour of special ONE FC programming every Saturdays at 10:00pm.
IBC-13 offers their new programming free to viewers, thus the reach of the deal has a much greater impact than that of a pay TV deal. IBC-13 is well regarded for their line up, bringing a multitude of sports programming, in addition to their news and current affairs programs, and entertainment shows.
“On behalf of ONE Fighting Championship, I will like to warmly welcome IBC-13 as the broadcast partner and thank their chairman Eric Canoy, vice-president Lito Ocampo Cruz and Channel 13 head Rey Sanchez for being a strong supporter. IBC-13 is a fantastic free-to-air broadcaster in the Philippines and the ONE FC excited at opportunity to showcase our fighters every week to millions of homes throughout the country.”
Channel 13 Head Rey Sanchez added, “We excited have ONE Fighting Championship on IBC-13 is proud to broadcast the best sporting in both the Philippines, the country and the region and ONE FC puts on world-class entertainment that our viewers will enjoy. Kapinoy viewers now also get the chance to watch the best Filipino fighters such as Eduard Folayang and Honorio Banario in action.”