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Vintage Television (earlier known as Vintage Enterprises and Vintage Sports) is a sports-oriented media company and became well known as the TV coverage partner of Philippine Basketball Association from 1982 to 1999. It was absorbed by Philippine media giant Viva Entertainment in 2000.

It was also famed for its weekly boxing show called Blow by Blow during the 1990s, which began the popularity of professional boxer seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

HistoryEdit

In 1978, Vintage Sports was founded by Carlos "Bobong" Velez and Ricky Velez. Their first major program was the coverage of the Philippine Basketball Association games in 1982. The games were aired over the government-owned People's Television network.

Vintage Sports transferred to Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation in 1996 signing a P600-million deal with the network. Other shows also came in other years like Blow by Blow, Philippine Basketball League games, Hot Stuff and others.

Vintage Sports was renamed "Vintage Television" in 1998, and produced more programs for IBC. The company was later bought by media giant Viva Entertainment in 1999 following the effects of the 1997 Asian economic crisis.

TV showsEdit

TV partnersEdit

Philippine Basketball AssociationEdit

University Athletic Association of the PhilippinesEdit

See alsoEdit

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