GMA President and COO Gilberto “Jimmy” R. Duavit Jr. expects more partnerships with ABS-CBN following their deal.
GMA Network and ABS-CBN inked a deal for the airing of movies from Star Cinema in a virtual contract signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 5.
Star Cinema movies will now air on GMA Network’s local channels beginning this April.
Duavit Jr. said he is very pleased with the partnership as it will benefit GMA Network and Filipino viewers.
“Echoing what I heard on the AVP earlier, ‘ang dating impossible,’ that resonated simply because over the years we’ve both sat across different partners, different individuals, formalizing partnerships. But there was one that was always missing, something that many believe was not possible nor probable. We’re very pleased because the significance of our partnership today ushers in the possibilities of a far broader set of conversations, potential partnerships, and cooperation that will have the benefit, not only mutually to GMA and ABS-CBN, perhaps more importantly, to the benefit of the public we both serve, the Filipino viewer,” he explained.
He is also optimistic that conversations between GMA Network and ABS-CBN will continue as they have “broken the ice”.
“Since we have, as they say, broken the ice, there is great optimism that these conversations will continue or start and continue. We look forward to the possibility of this type of opportunity again, moving forward. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. It is a very significant day for both of us and for the Filipino viewer, maging Kapuso or Kapamilya man,” he continued.
Star Cinema movies that will air soon on GMA Network include Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s Crazy Beautiful You, the family drama film Seven Sundays, and the global blockbuster hit Hello, Love, Goodbye.