ABS-CBN Studio 23 replacing into sports channel, announced ‘ABS-CBN Sports + Action.’
ABS-CBN Sports and Action, stylized as ABS-CBN Sports+Action, is a Filipino free-to-air sports and action channel. It is managed by ABS-CBN Sports, ABS-CBN Corporation's sports content division. The channel occupied the former channel space of Studio 23, a young adult-oriented network ceasing operations on January 16, 2014. It began its operations on January 18, 2014.
The new channel, which begins airing today, will have 70-percent of its programming focused on sporting events like the UAAP, Philippine Azkals, NBA, Ultimate Fighting Championship and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Other programs that will continue to air on the new network are boxing matches of Top Rank and ALA promotions, UEFA Champions League and FIVB volleyball matches.
ABS-CBN Studio 23 has on its 17-year broadcast and has aired a mix of entertainment and sports programs.