Vintage Television

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Logo used from 1982 to 1996

Vintage Television (earlier known as Vintage Enterprises, Inc. and Vintage Sports) was a sports-oriented Philippine media company and was best 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 eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

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In 1978, Vintage Sports was founded by Carlos "Bobong" Vélez and Ricky Vélez, their first major program was the coverage of the Philippine Basketball Association games in 1982.[1] The games were initially aired at City2 Television from 1982 to 1983, then later transferred to the Maharlika Broadcasting System (later renamed as the People's Television Network) in 1984. Other shows like Blow by Blow and Hot Stuff began airing in 1994.

Vintage transferred to the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation in 1996. Vintage Sports was renamed Vintage Television in 1998, and produced more programs for IBC; the company was acquired by media giant Viva Entertainment in 1999 following the effects of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

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