TV5 and ABS-CBN collaboration
ABS-CBN recently divulged their partnership with TV5 to widen their reach in delivering entertainment nationwide.
Top-rated Kapamilya shows ‘ASAP Natin ‘to’ and ‘FPJ: Da King‘ will be simulcast for the Sunday programming line-up of TV5, starting January 24.
It is a good move to expand ABS-CBN’s reach because A2Z, their current partner, is only available in Metro Manila. So, reaching out to TV5 will make Kapamilya shows available for more viewers.
But the question is, will this team-up of Cignal, TV5, Brightlight Productions, and ABS-CBN affect the GMA Network?
Competition in Sunday programming builds up
It seems that the Kapuso shows ‘All-Out Sundays’, ‘Wagas’, and Dear Uge Presents’ are ready to face their rival programs.
The drama-romance anthology ‘Wagas’ continues to gain high-ratings despite replayed episodes since September 27.
‘Dear Uge Presents‘ meanwhile, earned a 4.6% rating in its previous episode featuring Richard Yap, a former Kapamilya star who shifted to GMA Network recently.
The comedy series is expected to produce more fresh episodes. In fact, their upcoming episode will feature an affair between Eugene Domingo (as Dra. Cielo), Wendell Ramos, and Patricia Ismael (as Honey).
Returning, surprising, and upcoming GMA Network programs
GMA Network’s reality singing competition for kids ‘Centerstage‘, will make its comeback this February.
It retained its original hosts Alden Richards, Betong Sumaya, and judges Aicelle Santos, Mel Villena, and Pops Fernandez.
‘Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday‘ will also air its newest episodes starting February 8. The series top-bills Barbie Forteza, Kate Valdez, Migo Adecer, Dina Bonnevie, Snooky Serna, and Jay Manalo.
Willie Revillame’s ‘Wowowin‘ recently launched the segment ‘Pera o Kahon Text Promo’ last January 15 however, it will end on January 27 as the host celebrates his 60th birthday.
With this, it is expected that the show will be giving more and more prizes. Accordingly, on the 27th, lots of cash prizes and a brand new house and lot, will be given away.
GMA Network’s newest reality game show also commences in February. ‘Catch Me Out Philippines’, where Jose Manalo, Kakai Bautista, and Derrick Monasterio will be featured as celebrity spectators.
Pinoy viewers are smart and ‘picky’ viewers. They value ‘content’ more than the name of the channel.
Regardless of the channel, as long the show features quality content, surely it will be a hit. So, GMA must continue to strive for the upgrading of their content to maintain their position.