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Aksyon TV was a Philippine free-to-air television network.
It was a joint venture of Nation Broadcasting Corporation and TV5 Network, Inc. (international operations is under its subsidiary Pilipinas Global Network Ltd.), both under PLDT media arm MediaQuest Holdings. Its programs were primarily produced by TV5's divisions News5 and ESPN5.
AksyonTV formerly broadcasts terrestrially through DWNB-TV (UHF channel 41) in Metro Manila, as well as on UHF channel 29 in Cebu, Davao, and other relay stations, and on a digital subchannel via channel 5.2 in Metro Manila. It occupies the frequency previously used by MTV Philippines (now MTVph), a subsidiary of MTV Networks Asia Pacific until 2006.
Named after 5's newscast, Aksyon, it started broadcasting on February 21, 2011, as an all-news channel, with simulcasts from Radyo5 and independently produced newscasts from News5. It has also carried-over sports coverages due to the shutdown of sports primetime block AKTV in May 2013 due to high airtime costs and low ratings caused by IBC's impending privatization. Its main broadcast facilities are located at TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong City.
It was the first and only 24-hour news channel on free-to-air TV and the first 24-hour Filipino language news channel until December 1, 2013. It formerly operates daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN.
The program line-up of AksyonTV also includes news analysis, documentaries and talk shows, as well as entertainment and other news and sports-related programs.
On November 30, 2018, TV5 Network announced that AksyonTV would be rebranded as 5 Plus on January 13, 2019, with its programs consisting mostly of sports events. AksyonTV silently ended its broadcast on January 12, 2019, with ESPN5's Heavy Hitters as its last program to air on the network.