ABS-CBN to air shows in TV5 starting Sunday

Published January 22, 2021, 11:29 AM

by James A. Loyola

Two top ratings ABS-CBN shows will air on TV5 starting this Sunday under a deal with the MVP media group.

In a statement, ABS-CBN Corporation said “ASAP Natin ‘To,” the Philippines’ longest running musical variety show, and “FPJ: Da King,” will now be seen on TV5 beginning January 24, 2021 at 12:00 nn.

Launched in 1995, “ASAP Natin ‘To” brings together the biggest and brightest performers to give viewers the best concert experience.   

 TV5 will also begin to air “FPJ: Da King,” a movie block showcasing the films of the “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr. every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

“This collaboration between CIGNAL, TV5, Brightlight Productions, and ABS-CBN marks the start of greater cooperation among our various industry players and begins a new era of partnership,” said Robert P. Galang, President and CEO of Cignal and TV5.

He added that, “The airing of ASAP and FPJ’s movies on TV5 showcases the desires of TV5 and ABS-CBN to serve our viewers in the best way possible.”  

“We are pleased to welcome the ASAP family and the films of the one and only king of Philippine movies to Cignal and TV5. The top-rated content, combined with Cignal and TV5’s strengths in technology, direct-to-consumer distribution, and mobile and broadband reach, will usher in a new viewing experience for fans and subscribers alike,” Galang noted.

He said “The future of entertainment media is rapidly converging around a dynamic mix of traditional and digital platforms, with Cignal and TV5 launching new content and synergies that will disrupt conventional broadcast methods. We are committed to continuously explore more initiatives to provide the best of both worlds to all our stakeholders.”