More ABS-CBN shows airing on TV5
MANILA, Philippines — More shows of ABS-CBN Corp. will be seen on free television starting next week as it expands its partnership with PLDT-backed Cignal and TV5 Network Inc.
Starting Monday, four more ABS-CBN entertainment shows will air on TV5. These are “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin,” “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” and “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Connect.”
Through the arrangement with Cignal and TV5, ABS-CBN Entertainment will be able to bring its programs through TV5’s nationwide reach.
“We welcome the inclusion of ABS-CBN entertainment shows in our roster of programs. We believe that this content deal will benefit Filipino viewers across the country because of TV5’s extensive coverage,” Cignal and TV5 president and CEO Robert Galang said.
Musical variety show “ASAP Natin ‘To” and “FPJ: Da King” started airing on TV5 in January following a collaboration among Cignal, TV5, Brightlight Productions and ABS-CBN.
The partnership was seen to mark “the start of greater cooperation among our various industry players and begins a new era of partnership.”
ABS-CBN was also able to strike a deal with Zoe Broadcasting Network Inc. of Eddie Villanueva in October last year, enabling some of its shows their return to free TV through A2Z Channel 11.
The airing of ABS-CBN shows on A2Z last October marked its comeback to free TV after the network went off the air on May 5 in compliance with a cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission following the expiration of the network’s franchise.