After leading the Philippines back to the world stage, Chot formally retired from professional basketball coaching at the end of 2014 to return to his much-delayed corporate career. Since 2013 he took over Sports5, the sports division of TV5 Network, Inc where he was likewise entrusted with the task of building and heading Digital5, TV5’s digital operations division.
At Sports5, Chot turned a heavily losing operation into profit in 2 years, while at the same time acquiring such valuable sports properties as the 2016 Rio Olympics, FIBA Asia and FIBA Worlds, to complement their already robust line-up of the PBA, women’s volleyball’s PSL, the SEA and Asian Games, among others.
All this has led to Chot moving up at the start of 2016 to President of Media5 – the Sales, Marketing, and Digital arm of TV5. But his corporate movement for 2016 was not done yet. In an unexpected turn of events, the TV5 President announced his retirement in July; and on October 1, 2016, Chairman MVP named Chot as the new TV5 President and CEO. His goal was to turn the network around from its losses since the start of operations into profitability in 3 years’ time. To do this Chot led a game-changing partnership with worldwide sports leader ESPN to re-position TV5 from a general entertainment network to a primarily sports and news channel. This established TV5 as the #1 Sports channel and more importantly allowed TV5 to cut its losses by 50% in 2017, and another 30% in 2018.