TV5 is the Official Philippine Olympic network to provide full coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, beginning with the spectacular Opening Ceremony which aired live from Russia at midnight of February 8 (Philippine time).
In the next 16 days, TV5 will be broadcasting over 500 hours of Olympic action from Sochi, including the participation of the three Filipinos who are competing in the Olympic Winter Games.
Homegrown Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez will be performing in the February 13 eliminations in the hopes of making it to the top 24 finals on February 14. Gilmore Junio, representing Canada, will be participating in the Men’s 500 meter (Feb 10) and Men’s 1000 meter Speed Skating (Feb 12). Meanwhile, JR Celski of the United States will be participating in 4 short track events – 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter and 5000 meter relay – happening at various days of February.
Sports5, the production arm of TV5, will have Aaron Atayde, Anthony Suntay and Patricia Bermudez-Hizon as broadcast presenters from the TV5 Olympic Center in Novaliches, Quezon City. TV5 will also be present in Sochi, Russia with James Velasquez and Chiqui Roa Puno giving Filipino viewers daily updates and features of the prestigious sports event.
The Kapatid network will be delivering live and delayed coverage through AksyonTV and Hyper, the 24/7 sports channel. The Winter Olympics will also be delivered on online and mobile platforms in partnership with PLDT Home Fibr, SMART and digital satellite provider, Cignal.
The XXII Olympic Winter Games will have 98 events and more than 3,000 athletes competing in the first Winter Olympics in Russia.