Gian Carlo Vizcarra of KTX recounted how the Boys’ Love (BL) Series, Hello Stranger, saved the online platform.
In celebration of Hello Stranger The Movie‘s release, Vizacarra recounted how the BL series and its fan engagement event saved their platform.
The KTX Staff wrote that they thought that the Hello Stranger Finale Fan Con was their last project. However, due to the event’s resounding success, the platform was able to continue its operations.
How #XavMi saved KTX.
The #HelloStrangerFinaleFanCon last August should have been the last event of KTX, but with its…
Kriz Gazmen, business unit head of Black Sheep, tweeted the facebook post. He expressed the emotional impact of Gian’s story.
In case you guys didn’t know, it was Hello Stranger that saved KTX. 😭 See the story below by Gian Vizcarra of KTX huhuhuhu seriously a tear fell 😢 pic.twitter.com/Feq3T4glIZ
— Kriz Gazmen (@krizgazmen) February 11, 2021
Lead actors of the BL series and the movie version, Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara, also reacted to the tweet.
Omg this is crazy!! ❤️
— Tony Labrusca (@tonythesharky) February 12, 2021
Grabe sila ❤️🙏🏽
— JC Alcantara (@imJCAlcantara) February 12, 2021
The ABS-CBN shutdown directly impacted KTX.ph since ABS-CBN Films Production Incorporated ran its operations, which means they were up for retrenchment back in August of 2020. However, due to the success of the Hello Stranger and its fan engagement event, KTX remained.
From there, KTX hosted successful online events such as BrightWin Manila Live and KTnX Ang Babait Ninyo for ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2020. Other groups had their launch events in KTX, such as TVDG, MNL48, Star Magic, and Star Hunt.
Black Sheep, the production team behind the BL series, confirmed the movie’s success. According to their twitter account, Hello Stranger The Movie is the Biggest Opening Weekend for a Film on KTX.ph.