Maine Goals, a travel and lifestyle show, to be hosted by Maine Mendoza will be the opening salvo of the newest cable channel Buko Channel.
In November 2019, Cignal TV signed a partnership with APT Entertainment to produce the first-ever all-comedy Filipino channel dubbed as the Buko Channel (Buhay Komedya).
APT Entertainment CEO Michael Tuviera said in 2019: “It is an entertainment channel focusing on comedy kasi, with the times right now, we would all agree, kailangan talaga tumawa ng mga tao, kailangan sumaya ng mga tao.”
APT Entertainment produced the longest-running Kapuso noontime show Eat Bulaga! and comedy show Daddy’s Gurl. Maine is also part of the said shows.
Cignal TV CEO Jane Basas also wished that everyone will look forward to this new channel: “I guarantee you that this will be a channel that you will love and that will entertain you and that will give you joy 24/7.”
The said channel was supposed to kick off in 2020, but the pandemic happened so, the launching got postponed.
This 2021, Buko Channel is planned to finally air via cable and satellite, and Maine Mendoza’s show Maine Goals will be its opening salvo.
Maine Goals will feature different places in the country and discover tourist spots and the culture of the locals.
However, there is no official announcement regarding the final airing date of the said show and new channel.