Azkals receive P500,000 share from TV coverage of Bacolod game

The Philippine football team has received their P500,000 share from ABS-CBN’s TV coverage of their Bacolod qualifying match against Mongolia last month, Manila Bulletin reported yesterday.

According to the report, the amount was part of the TV deal agreed upon by the Philippine Football Federation and ABS-CBN, which represents payment for the broadcast rights awarded to the TV station. "Under the agreement, the Azkals will get a fixed P500,000 share when they play against an international squad in the Philippines," the report said. If the game is broadcast from abroad, the amount will be reduced to P250,000.

The second leg of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup against Mongolia on March 15 will also air on ABS-CBN but the Azkals will only get half since the match will be aired from Ulan Bator. 

Under the agreement between ABS-CBN and the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), proceeds from the TV coverage of the games will go directly to the Azkals, in contrast to the multi-million pledges of companies Smart and Air21 which will be used for PFF’s programs.

The Azkals’ match against Mongolia will air on March 15 at 12 p.m. on Studio 23, according to Manila Bulletin.

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