The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) kicks off its 88th season with its new television partner AKTV, the premier sports channel on free TV.
This year’s host Colegio de San Juan de Letran has prepared a grand opening number which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
Students, alumni and other sports fanatics will surely be excited for the NCAA this season. The basketball games will be brought to a wider audience with its primetime schedule every Monday, Thursday and Saturday starting at 4pm. Various NCAA sports like volleyball, swimming, taekwondo, chess, tennis, table tennis, and beach volleyball will also be given full-game coverage and season-long highlights.
AKTV and the NCAA formalized its three-year partnership last April 2012. The NCAA is the newest addition to the line-up of AKTV sports affiliates that includes the UFL (United Football League), PXC (Pacific X-Treme Combat) and the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association).
The NCAA is currently composed of 10 member schools – Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Jose Rizal University, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, San Beda College, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, with Arellano University and Emilio Aguinaldo College under probationary status and Lyceum of the Philippines University as a guest member.
Encore presentation of the NCAA games also be seen on the same day on HYPER, the 24/7 sports channel on Cignal Digital TV.